Food Security Situations among Female Headed Households in Enugu East Senatorial Zone of Enugu State, Nigeria

  • Remigius Ikechukwu Ozioko University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • Chioma Blessing Nwigwe University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • Ifeanyi Miracle Nwafor University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • Onyinyechi Ifeanyi Nnadi University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • Anthonia Ngozi Asadu University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • Chukwuemeka Chiebonam Onyia University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • Innocent Achonam Enwelu Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  • Felix Oluwasegun Ojo University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Abstract

Abstract
This study ascertained food security situation of female-headed households in Enugu State, Nigeria. The study objectives were to identify livelihood activities of respondents, food security situation, factors that affect food security, and coping strategies of respondents. Multi-stage, snow ball and simple random sampling techniques were used to select 72 female-headed households. Data were analyzed using mean score and factor analysis. Results show that respondents’ livelihood activities include crop production and processing. Household food security situations included food secure to moderately food-insecure. Major factors faced by respondents were poor nutrition and poverty. Coping strategies includes restriction of food consumption of adults ( = 0.609). Hence, government and other development agencies should provide policies and efforts that assist FHH in capacity building like providing productive resources.

Author Biographies

Remigius Ikechukwu Ozioko, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Department of Agricultural Extension Lecturer
Chioma Blessing Nwigwe, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Department of Agricultural Extension Graduate
Ifeanyi Miracle Nwafor, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Department of Agricultural Extension Graduate Student
Onyinyechi Ifeanyi Nnadi, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Department of Agricultural Extension Lecturer
Anthonia Ngozi Asadu, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Department of Agricultural Extension Lecturer
Chukwuemeka Chiebonam Onyia, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Department of Agricultural Economics Lecturer
Innocent Achonam Enwelu, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension Lecturer
Felix Oluwasegun Ojo, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Department of Agricultural Extension Technical Staff
Published
2020-10-14
How to Cite
OZIOKO, Remigius Ikechukwu et al. Food Security Situations among Female Headed Households in Enugu East Senatorial Zone of Enugu State, Nigeria. Journal of Agricultural Extension, [S.l.], v. 24, n. 4, p. 100-112, oct. 2020. ISSN 2408-6851. Available at: <http://aesonnigeria.org/ajm/index.php/jae/article/view/2587>. Date accessed: 29 oct. 2020.
Section
General Extension and Teaching Methods