Analysis of household food security and food insecurity in Donggala Regency

Isrun, Muhammad Basir Cyio, Syamsuddin Laude, Nurdin Rahman, Rustam Abdul Rauf, Annis Catur Adi, Muhammad Darma Halwi

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This study aims to analyze the level of household food security and food insecurity in Donggala Regency. Type of research was quantitative with a cross sectional approach carried out in Donggala Regency. Two districts that were selected to represent the situation of food security based on the consideration of the results of the FIA (Food Insecurity Atlas), namely Tanantovea (food insecure areas), and Balaesang (food-resistant areas). The household sample of 100 households was selected purposively. Research variables are the characteristics of respondents (age, sex, education, occupation), income and expenditure of food, food security indicators, food security programs and poverty alleviation, food insecurity status at the household and regional level. Data analysis was descriptive and chi-square test with a significance level of p < 0.05. The results of the study are the age characteristics of respondents, namely age 35-44 years at 29.0% and ≥ 55 years at 25.0% and the main occupation was as a farmer/breeder at 57.0%. The average per capita income of respondents was Rp 818,000 in the food insecurity group and Rp 2,227,000 in the food security group. Food expenditure was higher in the food insecurity group, which was an average of Rp. 374,660 compared to non-food family expenses, which was an average of Rp. 172,426. Most of the food insecure families are in areas that are classified as food insecurity, which was 72.0%, while households that are considered food resistant are generally in food security areas, which was 90.0%. The conclusion is that household food insecurity was significantly related to the area’s food security status. For regions with food insecurity status, households generally experience food insecurity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)672-676
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019


  • Food insecurity
  • Food security
  • Food security programs
  • Income and expenditure of food


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