Social cultural factors influencing women’s participation in food security programs among households in bomet county, Kenya
The research study was based on the social cultural factors influencing women’s participation in food security programs among households in Bomet County. The study was guided by the objectives; the influence of land ownership on women’s participation in households food security, how gender division of labour influence women’s participation in households food security , the influence of the level of education of household heads on women’s participation in households food security, the influence of headship of households on women’s participation in households food security. The study was significant to both the county and national governments and other development agencies in getting to determine the level of food security among households in order to put in place policies aimed at addressing challenges households face and mitigate on the forces causing food insecurity. The study was grounded on the best assumption respondents gave information honestly and objectively. Moreover it was also based on the assumption that data collection instruments were reliable and valid in taking the desired outcomes. The study was anchored on Sen’s theory of Entitlement. Adopted in the study is the probability sampling design employing simple random sampling techniques packaged in a descriptive survey design. The study was targeting accessible rural household’s heads of Bomet Central Sub County where the study was centered on. The findings were summarized in form of tables using frequencies and percentages and using Chi-square analysis. This study was significant because it raised awareness of households’ food security and recommends a raft of policy measures in which it was to help in enhancing women’s participation in food security programs.
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