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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(12): 263-269
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.037


Gender Analysis of Dimensions of Food Security in Farm Households: A Study from Northeastern India
Kankabati Kalai1*, Rajesh Singh Sengar1 and Loukham Devarani2
1Department of Agricultural Extension, College of Agriculture, IGKV, Raipur, 492012, India
2Department of Social Sciences, College of Post Graduate Studies, CAU, Umiam, Meghalaya, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Gender imbalance is most concern issue and is one of cause for food insecurity. Detail understanding of the issue is significant in forming any strategy for gender balance. The investigation was carried out with the motive to explore the gender differences in dimensions of food security in farm households. Data was collected from two states of Northeastern region Tripura and Meghalaya. 160 randomly selected farm households were considered for the study where both primary men and women were interviewed separately and individually from same household through pre tested structured schedule, making a sample size of 320 consisting of 160 primary men and 160 primary women. Gender analysis was carried out using the data collected from both men and women in all dimensions of food security and appropriate statistical method was applied. The findings from the present study revealed that there was significant difference between men and women in access and stability dimension of food security. Furthermore significance difference between men and women was also observed in socio-personal and socio-economic attributes. Based on the findings of the present study, suggestion was made, that for any planning and implementation of programme or policy the differences in gender the unique need and issue in individual level in farm household should be looked upon and taken into consideration.


Keywords: Gender, Tripura, Meghalaya, Food security, Gender analysis
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Kankabati Kalai, Rajesh Singh Sengar and Loukham Devarani. 2019. Gender Analysis of Dimensions of Food Security in Farm Households: A Study from Northeastern India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(12): 263-269. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.037