Effect of urban household farming on food security status in Ibadan metropolis, Oyo State, Nigeria
The study in the Journal of Agricultural Sciences, investigated the effect of urban household farming on food security status in Ibadan metropolis, Oyo State, Nigeria. Primary data was collected for the study using structured questionnaire. Two-stage sampling technique was employed for this study. The first stage involved the random selection of two urban local government areas from Ibadan metropolis. This was followed with the selection of 110 urban farming households from these local government areas. The study showed that the majority of the urban farming households were not food secure and fell below food security line. Results showed that sex, years of schooling, marital status, household size, access to extension agent, hired labour and type of farming enterprises are determinants of food security. The authors recommends the policies that make extension services accessible to urban farmers and also skills development among others.