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n Journal of Emerging Trends in Economics and Management Sciences - Analysis of the food security status of fruit and vegetable marketers in Ibadan north local government, Oyo state

Volume 6, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 2141-7024
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Abstract

This study was conducted in Ibadan north local government, Oyo state. The study investigated the food security status of fruits and vegetable marketers in Bodija, Sabo, Mokola and Sango markets. A systematic sampling technique was employed to collect data from 150 marketers in the markets; 60 marketers in Bodija and thirty 30 marketers each were sampled from other markets, this is due to the population of the marketers in each market. Out of 150 questionnaire distributed, 148 were retrieved and processed. The results from the findings revealed that 63.5% of the marketers were food secure while 36.5 % were food insecure. Concerning the mean capital expenditure of the marketers, 42.6 % of the income was spent on food and 21.9% on education. Food insecurity incidence increased with increase in age of marketers (0.16 to 0.52) but decreased with increase in level of education (0.50 to 0.25). Food security incidence declined as income increases from low income group to higher income group (0.49 to 0.20). And finally food insecurity incidence increased from 0.13 to 0.65 with increase in household size. It is recommended that marketers should engage in more than one income generating activities, for financial empowerment and food security.

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2015-05-01
2019-12-13

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