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Asian Journal of Rural Development
  Year: 2012 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 32-39
DOI: 10.3923/ajrd.2012.32.39
 
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Gender Contribution to Rural Household Food Security in South West, Nigeria
O.A. Alade and P.O. Eniola

Abstract:
The study investigated the contribution of gender to rural household food security in South West, Nigeria as food insecurity is a major social problem with far reaching economic and development consequences. Multistage sampling technique was used to select respondents for this study. Oyo and Osun State were randomly selected out of the six states in South West, Nigeria. Structured interview schedule was administered to 120 respondents in selected communities in the two states out of which 112 were found useful. The data was analysed using both descriptive (frequencies and tables) and inferential statistics (Chi-square). Results of the study reveal that 41.7% of the respondents were between 41 and 50 years of age and 56.2% have household size of 4-6 people. Men contribute more to economic access of food than women while women contribute more to sustainability of access to food than men. However, the respondents faced some constraints in achieving food security like lack of capital, land and employment. Chi-square analysis revealed that sex and primary occupation influence gender contribution to household food security. It is pertinent for government to assist rural people through the provision of credit, loans and agricultural inputs which will definitely improve household food security.
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How to cite this article:

O.A. Alade and P.O. Eniola, 2012. Gender Contribution to Rural Household Food Security in South West, Nigeria. Asian Journal of Rural Development, 2: 32-39.

DOI: 10.3923/ajrd.2012.32.39

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajrd.2012.32.39

COMMENTS
16 October, 2017
Doaa Fathy:
please can i get a copy of the questionnare of this study?
my PHd study about rural women contribution in food security. and this questionnare is too Necessary to me
 
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