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EDUCATION FOR RURAL PEOPLE: A NEGLECTED KEY TO FOOD SECURITY        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
BURCHI FRANCESCO
DE MURO PASQUALE
UNIVERSITY ROMA TRE/ DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS, ROME, 2007
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English
This paper shows that education is a key to food security for rural populations in developing countries. The main findings of this research are the following: first, the association between food insecurity and primary education is very high, while it decreases progressively with basic, secondary, and tertiary education. Such a two-way relationship is expressed through graphical tools and correlation coefficients. Second, the econometric model shows that primary education is a crucial element to reduce food insecurity in rural areas, even when compared to other factors such as access to water, health, and sanitation.
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