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Sociological Implication of Insecurity on Women Participation in Food Production in Three Selected Communities in Gwoza LGA of Borno State

Iyanda Kamoru Ahmed, Zangina Aishatu Mohammed, Nuyong Anuhu


In Nigeria, women are an important part of the production, processing, and use of the nation's food resources and as a result, they play an important part in the agricultural productivity of the nation. Not only has the persistent state of insecurity posed a threat to the very fabric of national integration in the
country and created an environment of fear, disquiet, and anxiety, but it has also dealt a lethal blow to the educational, industrial, and socioeconomic development of the country, including agricultural production. The present issue has put the lives of women, in particular, as well as agricultural operations of the region, in jeopardy. The present study, therefore focus on insecurity in the three
selected communities in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State and its impacts on women participation in food production. The research was carried out utilizing a survey-based cross-sectional approach within the community. The respondents were chosen using a multistage sampling process. Inside each of the communities that were chosen, a method of systematic sampling was used to choose 15 families. Then within each of those family homes, a respondent (a woman) aged 25 years or older was purposefully selected for the research. There were a total of 45 people chosen to participate in the present study. Result of the interviews (qualitative data) was transcribed and network analysis was
plotted with the aid of Atlas.ti software version 9 using thematic coding to analyse the impact of insecurity on women participation in food production. The present study revealed that there was generally high incidence of insecurity in Gwoza LGA. The extent of participation by women on food production was therefore, very low as measured against the experience of the past before the
insurgency. The present study, therefore concluded that threats to lives and properties has crippled the motivation of women to engage in activities that can enhance the economic development of the society and their well-being. In order to forestall food insecurity (hunger, starvation)

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