Consumption Pattern of Ofada Rice among Civil Servants in Abeokuta Metropolis of Ogun State, Nigeria

Ayinde Idris, Kareem Rasaki, Hodefe, O.J, Bakare Hakeem


The study was carried out to determine the consumption pattern of Ofada rice among civil servants in Abeokuta metropolis of Ogun State with a view to identifying the various factors that affect Ofada rice consumption among the respondents in the study area. A total of 60 respondents were selected from six randomly selected ministries in the metropolis. Combinations of simple random and stratified sampling techniques were used for the study. The civil servants were stratified based on their income levels. Data collection was effected through the use of well structured questionnaires. The study revealed that household monthly expenditure on Ofada rice increases with increase in household monthly income, household size and household expenditure on food. It also showed that educational level and household monthly expenditure on Ofada rice substitute have negative relationship with household monthly expenditure on Ofada rice. Based on the outcome of the findings, it is recommended that increase production of ofada rice be encouraged to ensure food security.

Keywords: Ofada rice, Socio-economic characteristics, Consumption, Descriptive and Regression analysis

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