Oluwasanya OP1*, Nwankwo FO2, Aladegoroye OR1 and Ojewande AA3
1Department of Cooperative and Rural Development, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria
2Department of Cooperative Economics and Management, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
3Department of Banking and Finance, Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author: Oluwasanya OP, Department of Cooperative and Rural Development, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria.
Received: March 31, 2020; Published: July 30, 2020
The study analysed effect of socio-economic characteristics of cooperative farmers’ on their food intake in Yewa North Local Government Area, Ogun State with a view to providing policy information toward enhancing the nutritional status of Nigeria. Hunger and malnutrition in developing countries like Nigeria requires the improvement of goals to lower the rate of frequently malnourished individual. There is problem of food and nutrition security in the world today. The data was collected through multistage sampling to obtain useful data from 112 households. It was revealed that 76.8% of the household farmers had average income below N30,000 per month. The household farmer’s expenditure was N4,961.24 and per capital average expenditure was N925.605. This showed that poverty level is very critical and needs urgent attention in the study area. On this note, it was recommended that appropriate, attainable and practicable programme should be done to alleviate poverty and enhance income among rural farmers and that there should be a redistribution of income to favour low income earner so as to benefit the identified poor and likewise be extended to all Nigerians most especially food insecure and vulnerable individual.
Keywords: Low Income Earner; Household; Food Intake; Cooperative Farmer
Citation: Oluwasanya OP., et al. “Socio-Economic Factors of Cooperative Farmer’s and their Food Intake in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State". Acta Scientific Agriculture 4.8 (2020): 58-65.
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