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Samaru Journal Of Agricultural Education

Year: 2018|   Volume No: 8|   ISSN: 0794 – 7860|   Page No: 


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Title:  EFFECTS OF FOOD INSECURITY AMONG RURAL WOMEN IN KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA

LADI LYDIA YAKUBU

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT, AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA

ABSTRACT

This study was carried out in Agricultural Development Project (ADP) Zones in Kaduna State. The broad objective was to identify the effects of food insecurity among rural women in Kaduna State, Nigeria. Structured questionnaire was administered to 112 women in four Local Government Areas of the State in 2014. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics. It was revealed from the results that most (59.8) of the women were within 31-35 years, 94% were married, highest formal education was primary school (51.8%) and 79% were farmers. The effects of food insecurity among women,include: malnutrition, buying of food on credit, lack of food at home and children not going to school. The analysis identified months of most experienced food shortage and identified their coping strategies. It was recommended that to reduce food insecurity among women, there is need to give financial support to the women by both government and NGOs to enable women diversify their economy through small scale business. 

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