EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON FOOD SECURITY STATUS OF RICE FARMING HOUSEHOLDS IN KEBBI STATE, NIGERIA

Author(s): Ajibola, B. O. Pelemo J. J., Arowolo K. O Usman, N. S.,Yisa K. M., Eyiobami B.H., and Ateiza L.O
Volume/Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2 (2023)

ABSTRACT:

This study examined the effects of climate change on the food security status of rice farming households in Kebbi State, Nigeria. One hundred and eighty households from Bunza, Zuru and Argungu local government areas were selected for the study by multi-stage sampling procedure. Data were analyzed using frequency, mean, food security index and logit regression model. About 22.22% of the rice farming households were food insecure. The coefficient of age, rise in prices of food, farming experience and frequency of rainfall had effects on the food security status of the rice farming households. Based on these findings, climate change has significant effect on the food security status of rice farming households in the study area. Therefore, policy interventions by government and relevant agricultural stakeholders are pertinent to scale up the use of adaptation strategies against the effects of climate change on food security status of the rice farming households in the study area.

KEYWORDS:

Climate Change, Food Security, Rice, Farming Households