Food aid on food security in the rural community of Lugh District Gedo Region Somalia

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Kampala International University. College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Food security is a major problem in many parts of the world, including Somalia. Aid agencies have tried to solve food problems on food aid, but the efforts failed due to many problems. The study sought to appraise the food aid and Food Security in the Rural Community of [ugh district Gedo Region Somalia, the specific objective of this study was to determine the source of food, to investigate the causes of food insecurity and to determine the effects of food aid on food security in the rural community of lugh district Gedo Region Somalia.. The study used descriptive Research Design. The population of the research was 1000 households, which were drawn from four subdivisions in Lugh district using cluster sampling. This study used Questionnaire and interview to collect data. Findings of this study showed that food aid has both positive and negative effects of food security in Lugh. Food aid has positively impacted on some people’s lives, especially in the time of the disaster. The negative effect of food aid is that it has created laziness, dependency of food aid, and low production on the fields. Food aid is only good when it is distributed for a short time.The study recommended; Local leaders should focus on how to solve ongoing wars in the country, and encourage Irrigation programs, People should appreciate food aid in terms of crisis, but should prefer to produce their own food. NGOs need to help the local populace with firm inputs and Community members need to change their mindset about food aid and work towards self-sufficiency.
A Thesis Presented to the School of Postgraduate Studies and Research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the award Of a Degree of Master of Arts in Development Studies
Food aid on food security, Rural community