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Journal of Food Security. 2019, 7(4), 103-108
DOI: 10.12691/jfs-7-4-1
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Socio-economic Characteristics and Food Security in the Rural Area of the Northern of Côte d’Ivoire. Case of Three Villages: Napalakaha Nibolikaha and Tiangakaha

Kouassi Amenan Elodie1, Gbogouri Grodji Albarin1, , Kouassi Yéboua Firmin2, Bamba Foungotin Ibrahim3, Bilgo Ablassé4 and Menzan Guy-Roland5

1UFR des Sciences et Technologies des Aliments, Université Nangui Abrogoua, 02 BP 801 Abidjan 02, Côte d’Ivoire

2UFR des Sciences et Gestion de l’Environnement, Université Nangui Abrogoua, 02 BP 801 Abidjan 02, Côte d’Ivoire

3Helen Keller International, Bureau de la Côte d’Ivoire, 17 BP 1334 Abidjan 17

4Division technique de l’Agence Régionale pour l’Agriculture et l’Alimentation de la CEDEAO

5Ministère de l’Economie et des Finances, Direction Générale de l’Economie de la Côte d’Ivoire, BPV 163 Abidjan

Pub. Date: July 30, 2019

Cite this paper:
Kouassi Amenan Elodie, Gbogouri Grodji Albarin, Kouassi Yéboua Firmin, Bamba Foungotin Ibrahim, Bilgo Ablassé and Menzan Guy-Roland. Socio-economic Characteristics and Food Security in the Rural Area of the Northern of Côte d’Ivoire. Case of Three Villages: Napalakaha Nibolikaha and Tiangakaha. Journal of Food Security. 2019; 7(4):103-108. doi: 10.12691/jfs-7-4-1

Abstract

The link between malnutrition and the framework of life has always been established in the literature. So, this present study was carried out in the interest of assisting a better orientation for nutritional’s intervention strategies in the rural areas of Korhogo. It is part of project “Operational Strategy for improving the Productivity of Nutrient Crops for Vulnerable Rural Populations in Côte d’Ivoire”. The cross-sectional survey, conducted from 11 to 30 June 2018, took place in three villages in the Korhogo region (northern of Côte d’Ivoire) to provide an overview of the socio-economic characteristics of rural communities. Technically, the sampling method was to survey all households in the study area. The results showed that 17.07 % of the interviewed families were single-parent families whose main activity was agriculture. On average, three people are housed in rooms and almost all households use drilling water for their domestic work. The food habits of these rural communities are 98.8 % access on the consumption of cereals (rice and maize). However, it should be noted that there was no latrine in these households, which has a negative impact on the hygienic conditions of the study area. It emerges from this study that the main evils that undermine the populations in this study are a long term lean season, which undermines the availability and accessibility of food. Thus, this study could be a guideline for a better orientation of policies and intervention strategies in the rural areas of Korhogo.

Keywords:
socio-economic characteristics food security Korhogo region rural population Côte d’Ivoire

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