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EFFECTS OF PORTABLE WATER FOR DOMESTIC USE ON FOOD SECURITY IN CAMEROON

PETER ARUNG ETTA, NKENDAH ROBERT & MAJORY O. MELIKO
IJED, Vol. 16 No. 2, 89-115 (2023)

Purpose: This study target as objective to explore the influence of portable water for domestic use and food security in Cameroon and to verify the heterogeneity effect of the food security function by gender.
Method: The study used control function model which handles endogeneity, simultaneity and heterogeneity bias concurrently. Data was obtained from 2018 Cameroon household consumption survey collected by the national institute of statistics.
Results: Result shows that portable water for domestic use is strongly corroborating with Food Security in Cameroon.
Originality (novelty): Considering that there is a growing inter-governmental commitment to supply portable water for domestic use globally, empirically, this study has closed the gap in the literature as it attempted to quantify the link between portable water for domestic use and food security in Cameroon.
Implications: The finding suggest that the decision makers should intensify the provision of good portable water for domestic use campaigns to enhance food security in Cameroon.

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