Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2020, Page: 225-233
Food Values Applied to Moringa oleifera: A Case Study in Niger
Zakou Amadou, Department of Rural Economics and Sociology, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Tahoua University, Tahoua, Niger
Rabe Mahamane Moctar, Department of Rural Economics and Sociology, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Tahoua University, Tahoua, Niger
Received: Sep. 24, 2020;       Accepted: Oct. 21, 2020;       Published: Oct. 30, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijae.20200506.11      View  72      Downloads  68
The objective of this paper is to determine food values as applied to leafy vegetables such as Moringa oleifera and to specifically determine how climate change and food security information influence food values using recent advances in best worst scaling. Based on previous research related food values and focus group with consumers and resourceful persons, thirteen food values were identified and included in this study. Data were collected from 174 respondents randomly selected and interviewed in both rural and urban locations. Results suggest that food values such as veganism, nutrition, aesthetic object and social good when applied toMoringa oleifera are among the more important to consumers; while medicine, culture and object of hunger and desire were among the least important to consumers. Our findings further revealed that food values such nutrition is the most important when climate change information is provided to consumers, while technology and culture are the least important food values. Finally, food values such veganism, aesthetic object and nutrition are the most important, whereas food values such as culture is the least important when food security information is provided to consumers.
Food Values, Moringa oleifera, Climate Change, Food Security, Information
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Zakou Amadou, Rabe Mahamane Moctar, Food Values Applied to Moringa oleifera: A Case Study in Niger, International Journal of Agricultural Economics. Vol. 5, No. 6, 2020, pp. 225-233. doi: 10.11648/j.ijae.20200506.11
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