HomeUM Research Journalvol. 6 no. 1 (2009)

FOOD RESOURCES AND FOOD ACCESS OF HOUSEHOLDS IN THE POVERTY LEVEL IN DAVAO CITY

Guillermo B. Bonghanoy | Rosma Miraflor

Discipline: Economics, Developmental Studies

 

Abstract:

The types of food that households eat can be manifested on the household members’ health and bodily conditions.  Individuals have sufficient access to food when they have adequate income or resources. Presented in this paper is an analysis on the food resources and access of households in the poverty level in Davao City.  It is found out that the households have a combined monthly income of PHP 6,840.61. They eat at least three times a day but with very low average cost of meals per person per eating session which is PHP 9.42 only. The level of food resources in terms of community resources, human or physical resources, and capital or economic resources is moderate. The level of food access in terms of affordability and sustainability of food is low, but moderate in terms of availability. There is a significant difference both in the level of food resources and food access when respectively analyzed by district, income and family size. There is a moderate correlation between food resources and food access of the households in the poverty level. 


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