Journal of Agricultural Science and Engineering
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Journal of Agricultural Science and Engineering, Vol.1, No.1, Apr. 2015, Pub. Date: Mar. 26, 2015
Assessing Consumption Poverty in Wad Banda Locality, North Kordofan State, Sudan
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[01] Mohammed Abdalla Teabin, Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zalingei, Zalingei twon, Central Darfur State, Sudan.
[02] Mohamed A. Ibnouf, Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Agricultural studies, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Khartoum North, Sudan.
The main objective of the study is to analyze poverty situation in Wad Banda Locality, North Kordofan State, through using household’s consumption as welfare proxy. Because of the drawbacks of using quantitative data as a result of understatement and overstatement of quantitative data, the study used both quantitative and qualitative analysis. Field survey was conducted on June 2013 using questionnaire, group discussions, interviews and observation. Hundred households were chosen through simplified random sampling. Foster, Greer, and Thorbecke index (FGT index) was used as the main technique for measuring consumption poverty, besides Gini coefficient. Poverty indicators have been derived namely incidence of poverty (Headcount Index), poverty gap (depth of poverty), and severity of poverty using 1 USD (6 SDG) as poverty line. The findings of the study revealed that consumption poverty was less prevalent than income poverty in the area. Consumption was divided into two categories, consumption on food only as denoted by (C1) and total consumption which include food, education, clothes, health and others as denoted by (C2). The incidence of poverty was 74% regarding consumption on food only (C1), which is higher than Teabin (2010) results for Wad Banda locality which estimated the incidence of poverty using food consumption at 63%. Regarding total consumption (C2) the incidence of poverty fell to 62% which also higher than Teabin (2010) results which mentioned that the incidence of poverty in Wad Banda locality for total income was 35%.
Consumption Poverty, Poverty Severity, Poverty Gap
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