Effect of livelihood choice on household food security: a case study of boda-boda riders in Buwalasi Sub County, Sironko District
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The study was conducted to assess the effects of Boda-boda business on food insecurity on people of Buwalasi Sub County, Sironko district. Data was collected using questionnaires and field observations. The results show that 59 percent of boda-boda riders do not own motorcycles, there is a difference between the income expenditure on food among boda-boda and non boda-boda household heads, Boda-boda riders work more hours with a mean of 14 than the non boda-boda riders with a mean of 9 there was also a significant difference between the two (0.000). The dietary and frequency among boda-boda and non boda-boda varied as the consumption of meat and fish by the non boda-boda was lower than the boda-boda households. On the other hand, there was no significant difference in the consumption of cereals and grains, vegetables, oil and sugarcane in the two household categories there was a significancy difference between the pulses, fruits and sugar cane food consumption consumed. Conclusively, there was no significant difference between the coping mechanisms of both the boda-boda and non boda-boda riders.