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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(3): 1075-1081
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.903.126


Assessment of Food Security among Farm Women - A Case Study of Mirzapur District in Uttar Pradesh, India
Dinesh*, H. P. Singh and Gyanaprakash Bishi
Department of Agricultural Economics, Institute of Agricultural Sciences,Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

India is an agrarian economy, where women comprise a large part of the total workforce. The agriculture sector employs 80% of all active women in India, women comprise 33% of the agricultural labour force (Oxford Committee for Famine Relief, 2018). A nation with such a large workforce is still deprived of food security, which makes it a matter of utmost concern. A study was conducted in the Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh to analyze the food security status among farm women. The study reveals that 78% of the sample population belongs to the food insecure category. Majority of farm women nearly 45 % respondent belongs to moderate food insecurity. About 90.91% of marginal farm women are food insecure. Age showed a negative relation with BMI whereas the other factors such as land, education, expenditure on food per person per month, agricultural and non-agricultural income showed a positive relationship with BMI. However, land-holding and education resulted to be non-significant factors while the rest factors were significant.78.3 % of the variations in BMI was observed due to the above-mentioned factors.


Keywords: Body Mass Index, Food Security, Farm women, Household Food
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Dinesh, H. P. Singh and Gyanaprakash Bishi. 2020. Assessment of Food Security among Farm Women - A Case Study of Mirzapur District in Uttar Pradesh, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(3): 1075-1081. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.903.126