Role of Women in Food Security in Nigeria

B. Babasanya, S.B. Abdulkareem, L. Ganiyu, Balla Uzza, Adeniyi J. Adetunji, Ademola T. Oluwole, S. Omodona, S.O. Olafemi, M.B. Usman

Abstract


The issue of food security in Nigeria is of national concern as it affects all facet of lives both the young and old-female and male, literate and non-literate. The paper assessed the role of women and their contributions to food security in Nigeria. To achieve the objectives, the paper described the concept of food security, examined the specific roles of women in food security and identified some of the factors affecting women participation in national food security. For better coverage, a review approach was used in discussing the role of women and their contributions to food security in Nigeria. The study found that in Nigeria, women are more active in processing and marketing of agricultural products. Furthermore, it was also established that low level of education, inadequate supply of farm inputs, poor extension services, training and infrastructure, low access to finance and low access to technology were some of the factors affecting women participation in National Food Security. The study concluded that the potentials of women if properly harnessed through training and development will serve as an asset for national food security in Nigeria. It was recommended that women should be training through regular exposure to recent and culturally relevant technology capable of supporting and enhancing the food security campaign in Nigeria.

Key words: Food security, Kaduna State, Nigeria, Role of Women


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