PAPER TITLE :DETERMINANTS OF FOOD INSECURITY STATUS AMONG CIVIL SERVANTS IN IBADAN METROPOLIS, NIGERIA.

APPLIED TROPICAL AGRICULTURE | VOLUME 25 NUMBER 1 2020

Paper Details

  • Author(s) : Akanni, O. F.; Olumide-Ojo, O; Oyetoki, O.A.; Kolade, R. I.;Salako, B. A. and Asunlegan, O. A.
  • Abstract:

Globally, the attainment of food security for all is one of the main development objectives. The study therefore analyzed the food insecurity status among civil servants in Oyo state secretariat. Primary data used in this study were obtained through the administration of a well structured questionnaire among ninety two respondents that were randomly selected. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, food security scale and Linear Regression. The result revealed that 34.8% of respondents falls within the active age of 21-30 years, 39.1 had HND/Bachelor's degree and (39.1%) had supporting jobs. The results also showed that 39.13% of the respondents in the study area are food secure, 27.18% were moderately food insecure while33.69% was core food insecure. The linear regression revealed that there is a significant relationship between food insecurity status and some selected socio-economic characteristics variables such as monthly salary (p<0.05) and level of education (p< 0.1).The major coping strategies adopted by the respondents against food insecurity include spending from savings for other projects on food and eating once per day.It was concluded that respondents that were food secure had supporting jobs. It is recommended that the salaries and allowances should be increased as this will improve the workers' productivity at work.

Keywords:Civil servants, Food security, Coping strategies, Income, Expenditure.