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Federal university of Agriculture, Abeokuta
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This study was carried out to estimate the extent of food insecurity and its determinants among rural households in Oyo west and Oyo east Local Government Area, Nigeria. Data for this study was obtained from 180 rural households through the use of structured questionnaire, the data was analysed with descriptive techniques and a less restrictive multinomial logistic regression analysis, the result revealed that most of the rural households are food insecure as they measure high on the food insecurity scale. Age, sex, marital status, access to credit, dependency ratio, household size, ownership of farmland and farming experience significantly influence food security categories, the study concluded that married households headed by females are more food secure than households headed by males, increase in age of the household heads increases the likelihood of being food secure, access to credit facilities also increase the likelihood of being food secure, increase in family size and dependency ratio reduces the likelihood of being food secure, the study recommended that there should be provision and proper monitoring of credit facilities to small scale farmers in other to increase their scale of operation and food security status, policy measures directed towards family planning to reduce household size to that which the household can adequately cater for should be given adequate attention.
Type of article: orginal article | Subject: public specific
Received: 2019/03/1 | Accepted: 2020/03/2