Global Journal of Biology, Agriculture & Health Sciences

Global Journal of Biology, Agriculture & Health Sciences
Open Access

ISSN: 2319–5584

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Effect of Homestead Animal Farming on Household Food Security and Economic Empowerment

Ademulegun, T.I. & Oladunni, M.E.

This study was carried out to investigate the effect of homestead animal rearing on household food security and economic empowerment. Structured questionnaire was purposely distributed to one hundred and forty nine homestead animal rearers in urban and rural areas of Owo Local Government of Ondo state. Information was obtained on their socio-economic and demographic characteristics, types of animal kept, utilization of the income and economic empowerment. Data collected were analyzed using frequency and percentages. The result shows that the predominant animals were poultry (38.66%) and goat (32.98%) while pig was the least reared (4.12%). The animals were reared mainly on free range (39.47%) and local cage (38.16%). High proportion (62.16%) of the income derived from homestead animal sale was used to augment family feeding. Of the respondents, 8.9% derived their livelihood from homestead animal rearing. Homestead animal keeping impacts positively on household food security, standard of living and economic empowerment.

Published Date: 2015-07-25;