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International Journal of Agricultural Research
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 273-280
DOI: 10.3923/ijar.2008.273.280
 
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Analysis of Household Consumption of Cereals in Owerri Municipality, Imo State, Nigeria
C.S. Onyemauwa, M.A.C.A. Odii, J.I. Lemchi, C.C. Eze, U.C. Ibekwe and C.A. Emenyonu

Abstract:
The broad objective of the study was to carry out an analysis of household consumption of cereals in Owerri Municipality of Imo State. Data were collected with questionnaire from 12 respondents randomly selected from each of the 5 villages that make up the only autonomous community in the area, Owerri Nchi Ise autonomous community. The sampling frame was obtained from the National Population Commission. Sixty respondents in the area were sampled. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and ordinary least squares multiple regression technique. The results show that cereals are consumed in the area mainly in processed forms; noodles, spaghetti and macaroni were most popular with consumers in the area. The survey results show that about 16% of monthly income of an average household was spent on cereal consumption as against about 10% of monthly income spent by them on substitutes. Garri was identified as the major substitute consumed in the sampled households. The findings of the study show also that the price of substitutes; household size and household income were the statistically significant determinants of the quantity consumed of cereals in the area. The variables have positive coefficients, which imply that an increase in their value will result to an increase in the quantity consumed of cereals in the area and vice versa. The result shows further that the sampled households have a high marginal propensity to consume, which imply that they spent a high percentage of their income on consumption.
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C.S. Onyemauwa, M.A.C.A. Odii, J.I. Lemchi, C.C. Eze, U.C. Ibekwe and C.A. Emenyonu, 2008. Analysis of Household Consumption of Cereals in Owerri Municipality, Imo State, Nigeria. International Journal of Agricultural Research, 3: 273-280.

DOI: 10.3923/ijar.2008.273.280

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijar.2008.273.280

 
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