Knowledge and Attitude of Rural Women Household to Food Safety Practices in Oyo State

Adebisi GL, Akram M and Nisar J

Published on: 2021-03-14

Abstract

The research investigated knowledge and attitude of rural women household to food safety practices in state of Oyo. Multistage sampling procedures were performed to choose 120 respondents and data for the study were gathered by mean of interview schedule. Data was analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics (Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC), Percentages, and Mean). Results revealed that 70.0% of the respondents have low knowledge of food safety practices and negative attitudes to food safety practices. Concerted efforts should be made by government and non-government organization to intensify frequent campaigns, sensitization, training via extension agents on food safety practices and its importance. The empowerment scheme that would facilitate increase in income should be organized for rural women in order to easy their access to more facilities that would enhance the wholesomeness of their food.