Danladi and Ojo Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 8 (3), pp. 059-064, March 2018. ISSN: 2276-7770 Research Article Manuscript Number: 021018022 (DOI: http://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2018.3.021018022) Analysis of Food Access Status among Farming Households in Southern Part of Gombe State, Nigeria Hosea Danladi, Catherine O. OJo (PhD) Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Maiduguri, PMB 1069 Borno State, Nigeria Abstract This study analyzed food access status among farming households in southern part of Gombe state, Nigeria. Multi-stage sampling technique was used to select 120 respondents from eight villages in the study area. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. Descriptive statistics were used to summarize the socio-economic characteristics of the respondents. Most respondents (68.3 percent) were male and married with average household size of 7 persons. Household Food Insecurity Access Scale (HFIAS) developed by Food and Nutrition Assistance (FANTA) of the USAID (2004) was used to determine the status of the farming household food insecurity. The HFIAS score revealed that about 27 percent of the farming households were food secure, 35 percent mildly food insecure, 18.3 percent moderately food insecure and 20 percent were severely food insecure. A simple regression analysis showed that income positively and significantly (1%) contributed to household food security with an R2 of 0.6801 showing that income played an important role in achieving household food security among farming households. The study concludes that adequate resources to access food by food deficient households could significantly influence the status of food security among the rural households. It was recommended that additional sources of livelihood to include off-farm remunerative activities through skills acquisition and increased agricultural (on-farm) production by subsidizing inputs to be the option policy in achieving rural household food security. Keywords: Farming Household, Food Access, Food Insecurity, Gombe State, Nigeria Return to Content View [Full Article – PDF] [Full Article – HTML] [Full Article – EPUB] Post-review Rundown View/get involved, click [Post-Review Page] References Agboola, P.O., Awotide, D.O., Ikpia, E., Kormawa, P., Okoruwa,V.O. and Babalola, D.A.(2008) “Effect of Income Diversification Strategies on food Insecurity Status of Farming Households in Africa”, A Paper prepared for presentation at the 12th EAAE Congress ‘People, Food and Environments: Global Trends and European Strategies’, Gent (Belgium), pp. 26-29 August 2008. 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