Investigating the Place of Population Increase and Level of Income Earning in Food Security A Study of Yam Supply in Awka Urban, Anambra State of Nigeria
AbstractThis research was carried out to present yam supply and food security situation in Awka urban, Anambra State. Data used were collected through questionnaires and oral interview, using the simple random sampling to select the respondents. The Pearson Product Moment Correlation was employed in testing the hypotheses formulated. It was found out that there is a significant relationship between population increase and yam supply and that there is a significant relationship between the income of the consumers and yam consumption. The increase in the population in Awka urban has led to a decrease in food production causing the people to look outward for food supply. This can be averted if agricultural productivity is increased and more jobs are provided for the people to earn income to purchase food.