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Rural households’ perception of vitamin A Biofortified Cassava and its products: implications for food security

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dc.contributor.author Alabi, Dorcas Lola
dc.contributor.author Aribifo, Damilola Leah
dc.contributor.author Oluyemi, Oluwatomiwo Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-05T13:21:00Z
dc.date.available 2021-03-05T13:21:00Z
dc.date.issued 2020-01-29
dc.identifier.citation Alabi, Dorcas Lola, Damilola Leah Aribifo, Oluwatomiwo Elizabeth Oluyemi. 2020. ” Rural households’ perception of vitamin A Biofortified Cassava and its products: implications for food security”. Cercetări Agronomice în Moldova 53 (4): 400-413. DOI: 10.46909/cerce-2020-034. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.uaiasi.ro/xmlui/handle/20.500.12811/351
dc.description.abstract The paper examined the perception of rural households about vitamin A biofortified cassava and its products in Osun State, Nigeria. Multistage sampling procedure was used to select 50 households’ members. Quantitative data were collected on the respondents’ personal and socioeconomic characteristics, their awareness on vitamin A biofortified cassava, their perception about the crop and its products, as well as the constraints affecting its acceptability in the study area. Data were described using frequency counts, percentages, means and standard deviation and inferential statistics, like Pearson Product Moment Correlation and Chi-square analyses. Results showed that the respondents had a mean age of 52.62 ± 14.30, while 82% of them were married. 74% of the respondents had heard of Vitamin A bio fortified cassava, 64% had seen it while 44% had planted it with 54% having positive perception towards the crop and its products. Poor transport facilities (mean = 3.16) and difficulties in getting planting materials (mean = 2.36) ranked highest among the constraints affecting acceptability of the crop in the study area. There exist significant association between the respondents’ marital status and their perception about vitamin A biofortified cassava. It was concluded that majority of the respondents have positive perception towards vitamin A biofortified cassava and its products. It was recommended that extension personnel should create more awareness about the nutritional value of the crop and its products to enhance better food security status among rural households. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher "Ion Ionescu de la Brad" University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Iași en_US
dc.subject socio-economic en_US
dc.subject acceptability en_US
dc.subject awareness en_US
dc.subject constraints en_US
dc.title Rural households’ perception of vitamin A Biofortified Cassava and its products: implications for food security en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.author.affiliation Dorcas Lola Alabi, Damilola Leah Aribifo, Oluwatomiwo Elizabeth Oluyemi, Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
dc.publicationName Cercetări Agronomice în Moldova
dc.volume 53
dc.issue 4
dc.publicationDate 2020
dc.startingPage 400
dc.endingPage 413
dc.identifier.eissn 2067-1865
dc.identifier.doi 10.46909/cerce-2020-034


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