HOME MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR FOOD SECURITY DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Keywords:Home Management, Food Security, Covid-19 Pandemic, Home Economics, Family
The study Examined household management strategies for food security during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This study employed a descriptive survey design. The population consisted 5,663,400 people of Delta State.
The Taro Yamane formula was used to determine the sample size, which was 400. The questionnaire was
used to collect data for this study. Cronbach's alpha,was used to determine the reliability of the instrument
which produced a r value of 0.69. Data were analysed using multiple regression, means, standard deviation
and Pearson correlation. Findings showed that the factors affecting the management of home and families
are (number of children, average age of children, family income, food availability, food diversification and
food hike) had a significant relationship with home economics, and food availability was the highest
predictor (? =.051) of home economics status; COVID 19 has an effect on food security; various coping
mechanisms were employed by Deltans to alleviate the problems posed by COVID; During the COVID-19
pandemic, the majority of respondents had poor home management, and there was a substantial positive
association between food security and home economics. It was concluded that the factors affecting home
economics (home management) significantly predict home economics during COVID-19 just as food
availability was the highest predictor of home management. Several coping strategies were employed during
COVID-19 pandemic for household survival. Besides, most respondents had unsatisfactory home
management during the pandemic. The government's implementation of steps to achieve food security was
primarily advised because doing so promotes both sustainable economic growth and human health.