Perceptions of the links between governance and food security: Case study of the pulses sector in Morocco.

This research aims to examine the existence or not of a relationship between governance and pulse’s food security in Morocco in terms of food availability, accessibility, utilization, and stability and to determine the governance indicators affecting food security. The methodological approach pursued combines ordi-nal logistic regression and qualitative analysis based on perceptions of thirty-four actors representing the value chain links of pulses. The results obtained show a relationship between governance and pulse’s food security in terms of accessibility and stability rather than in terms of food availability and utilization. The most significant governance indicator affecting accessibility is the piloting and control of the sector. While none of the following indicators, affecting stability, are significant: the degree of information shar-ing on the distribution system, the degree of transparency, and the degree of trust between actors. How-ever, the emergence of constraints relating to coordination, commitment, trust, and information sharing between actors are not favorable to a decisive role in food security governance.