Assessment of Food Security Status for Gash Area, Kassala State, Sudan


  • Sumaya Mohammed M. M. Elamin Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Kassala, Kassala State, Sudan.
  • Elsayed E. M. Elnagarabi Department of Economic Importance, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Gezira, Wad Medani, Sudan.


Food Security, Gash, Poverty line, Undernourishment, Capacity building programs


The aim of this research paper was to assess food security status in Gash area in Kassala State, Sudan. It depended mainly on a family budget field survey conducted for the season 2016/2017. Descriptive statistics and quantitative analysis were employed to achieve the study objectives. Food security indicators, dependency ratio were estimated for the period 2005-2015. Results indicate that the majority
of the households of Gash (78.5%) suffering from sever and chronic malnutrition undernourishment and a high dependency ratio (310%). The paper recommends, adoption of a set of actions include, provision of agricultural production and livestock-based- livelihoods support services and strengthen capacity buildings programs for providing a sustainable food security.