Nutrition Security of Households Utilizing Wooden Lockable Fish Ponds in Peri-Urban Areas of Busia County, Kenya

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Year:
2019
Type of Publication:
Article
Keywords:
Fish Ponds, Nutrition Security
Authors:
Situma, Jane; Keseko, Enid; Musungu, Rhoda
Journal:
IJRAS
Volume:
6
Number:
4
Pages:
124-128
Month:
July
ISSN:
2348-3997
Abstract:
Fish is a source of high quality and low-cost protein for millions of people in the developing countries. There is also the burden of malnutrition that still affects a wider population in the African and Kenyan context. Wooden lockable fish ponds are alternatives to earth fish ponds for rearing fish locally at the household level. The purpose of this study was to determine the nutrition security of households utilizing wooden lockable fish ponds and the objectives were to establish the dietary practices and nutrition status of households utilizing wooden lockable fish ponds in peri-urban areas of Busia County, Kenya. The study area was purposively sampled and random selection was done for the households. Using Yamane method a sample size of 135 households with wooden lockable fishponds were studied. Data collection was done using questionnaire guides, capturing household food and nutrition security status. Data analysis included descriptive statistics and inferential statistics in order to explain the relationship between the various variables in the study. The results showed that use of wooden lockable fish ponds enhanced household nutrition security.

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