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Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS)


Article Title: Socio-Economic Impact of Ogun River on Food Security at Opeji Village, Nigeria
by F.I. Adeosun; I.O. Taiwo; A.A.Akinyemi, A.A. Idowu, A.Omoike, and B.J.O. Ayorinde, and D.O. Odulate

This study was carried out in Opeji village, Odeda local government, Ogun state with the aim of determining the socio-economic impact of Ogun River on food security using well structured questionnaires, oral interviews and personal observations to collect data from fifty respondents. The objectives of study were to determine the net income profitability and marketing efficiency index and determination of the cost components of fish marketing. The results revealed that 32% earn between ?10,000 ($47.62) and ?100,000 ($476.19) and 34% earn between ?101,000 ($480.95) and ?200,000 ($956.38). Bivariate correlation result revealed that sufficient quality but not the type of food wanted was significantly (P>0.05) related to the type of food wanted and the quality of food available. Food bought with available money and the inability to get to the market had a significant (P>0.05) relationship on hunger but didn't have money to secure food for the household. Sufficient quality of various kind of food had a negative significant (P>0.05) relationship on type of food wanted. Also income from fishing activity had no impact on food security of the house thereby making the impact of Ogun River not significant to the food security of the people in Opeji village because very few are fishers. The water body (Ogun River) however had significant (P>0.05) relationship on the source of water for the village as 92% of the respondents solely depend on it as their water source.
Keywords: Fishing Activities, Income Generation, Health Issues, Food Security and Ogun River
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ISSN: 2141-7016

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