CONTRIBUTIONS OF RURAL-URBAN MIGRANTS’ REMITTANCES TO FARMING HOUSEHOLD (HH) FOOD SECURITY IN DELTA CENTRAL AGRICULTURAL ZONE, DELTA STATE, NIGERIA
This study was purposed to assess the contribution of rural-urban migrants’ remittances to household food security in Central Agricultural Zone of Delta State, Nigeria. Three
(3) local government areas were randomly selected for this study from which three (3) rural communities were also randomly selected and 165 household heads were purposively selected from the communities. Primary data was collected from these household heads. Most household heads in the migrants’ households were males with average age of 55.5 years, were married and had some form of formal education. They had average farming experience of 21.30 years and average household size of 8.0 persons. Most migrated household members were in the age bracket of 20–30 years. The migrants remitted more money back home than was remitted to them. The food security index was 0.64. Remittances from migrated household members had significant and positive relationships with household food security. It was recommended that rural-urban migrants’ should continue to remit money to their households for continuous provision of food for the household members back home.
rural-urban migrants; household food security; migrants’ remittances; internal migration; agricultural activities
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