Food insecurity risks perception and management strategies among households: Implications for zero hunger target in Nigeria

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Fawole W. O., ÖZKAN B.

NEW MEDIT, vol.17, no.2, pp.29-42, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.30682/nm1802c
  • Journal Name: NEW MEDIT
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.29-42
  • Keywords: food insecurity risk, perceptions, household, risk management strategy, Nigeria, FARMERS
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


This study aims to fill the gap in the literature that has characterized the previous studies whose focus had always been on food insecurity assessment and evaluations with few studies on the underline factors that predispose households into being food insecure in form of risks which this study investigated. The study was designed to serve as veritable tool in designing food programs to proffer long-term remedies to growing food insecurity by addressing its underline causes which are the risks in various forms depending on the households and locations. Primary data collected with the aid of structured questionnaires from a total of 161 households selected by multistage random sampling technique were used. The findings showed that majority of the households representing 87 percent manifested various forms of food insecurity risks with food price hikes topping by 95 percent casting aspersion on the achievement of zero hunger target in Nigeria. The results of logistic analysis showed that five of the explanatory variables significantly influenced the presence or otherwise of food insecurity risks in the households at various levels. There was positive correlation between food insecurity risks and management strategies adopted by households.