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The State of Sustainability Initiatives Review 2014, Potts, Jason, and Lynch Matthew , 06/2014, p.135-155, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
Evaluation of river sand as a medium for raising cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) seedlings, Konlan, Sampson, and Opoku-Agyeman Michael Obour , American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry , 06/2014, Volume 2, Issue 4, Online, p.120, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
Cultural Elements and Women Subservient Roles among Cocoa Farm Families in Southwest Nigeria: Implications for HIV Prevention Strategies., , and A. Lawal O. , IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, 05/2014, Volume 7, Issue 5, Nigeria, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
The Role of Cooperative Organizations in Rural Community Development in Nigeria: Prospects and Challenges, Hussain, Muhammad Shehu , Academic Research International , 05/2014, Volume 5, Issue 3, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, NIGERIA., (2014) , (Academic Publication)

Assessment of climate change vulnerability, housing quality and health status of cocoa farming households in Osun State, Nigeria's picture
TitleAssessment of climate change vulnerability, housing quality and health status of cocoa farming households in Osun State, Nigeria
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsMufutau, Abiodun Akeem, and Oyekale Abayomi Samuel
InstitutionThe Asian International Journal of Life Sciences
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordsclimate change, health status, housing quality, Nigeria

The interaction of climate change and poor housing quality in Nigeria’s rural areas portends serious impact on health status. This study analyzed the effects of climate change vulnerability and housing quality on the health status of cocoa farmers. The data were collected using multi-stage sampling procedure. Data were analyzed with descriptive statistics, Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Logistic regression.The results showed that 51.20% lived in houses that were built with muds. Average age of the farmers was year. Logistic egression results showed that gender, household heads’ formal education,number of adult members, years of growing cocoa, rampart diseases and housing quality p<0.10),while household size, cocoa as primary reduced it (p<0.10). It was concluded that climate change and poor housing quality impact households’ health status negatively and policy interventions to enhance farmers’ adaptation should be put in place.


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