Can Provision of Household Agricultural Extension Packages Reduce Rural Food Insecurity and Poverty in Tigray?
The overall working hypothesis of the paper is that the programme has positive contribution in improving household welfare and reduces the incidence, depth and severity of poverty in study areas. The analysis is based on primary household-level data collected from 959 randomly selected households in three drought prone woredas of Northern Ethiopia in 2009.
Findings from the reserch show that the program has a significant impact on poverty reduction through increasing household incomes and consumption and overall family employment. In conclusion, the expansion of household food security package provision has profound and far-reaching socioeconomic impacts on the lives of rural people in the study areas.