Section I: Food security policy analysis — 1. Introduction to food security: concepts and measurement — 2. Implications of technological change, post-harvest technology and technology adoption for improved food security - application of t- Statistic — 3. Effects of commercialization of agriculture (shift from traditional crop to cash crop) on food consumption and nutrition - application of chi-square statistic — 4. Effects of commercialization of agriculture or technology adoption and gender of household head: The issue, its importance in food security - application of Cramer’s V and phi coefficient — 5. Changes in food consumption patterns: The issue and its importance to food security - application of one-way ANOVA — 6. Impact of market access on food security - application of factor analysis — Section II: Nutrition policy analysis — 7. Impact of maternal education and care on preschoolers’ nutrition - application of two-way ANOVA — 8. Indicators and causal factors of nutrition - application of correlation analysis — 9. Effects of individual, household and community indicators on child’s nutritional status - application of simple linear regression — 10. Female education and community characteristics as indicators of nutritional status of children - application of multivariate regression — Section III: Special topics on poverty, nutrition, and food policy analysis — 11. Predicting child nutritional status using related socio-economic variables - application of discriminant function analysis — 12. Measurement and determinants of poverty - application of logistic regression models — 13. Classifying households on food security and poverty dimensions - application of K-mean cluster analysis — 14. Household care as a determinant of nutritional status - application of instrumental variable estimation — 15. Achieving an ideal diet - modeling with linear programming — Technical appendices — Statistical tables.
Statistical methods and applications