Purpose of the article: This study evaluated factors influencing consumption frequency for selected R&Ts among urban households of Nakuru county, Kenya.
Methods: A stratified multistage sampling technique was employed to select a random sample of 385 urban respondents, and data were collected using a pretested semi-structured questionnaire. The collected primary data were analysed using a negative binomial regression (NBR) model.
Findings, Value added & Novelty: The mean consumption frequency for R&Ts was seventeen times a month. Household size, monthly income, household health, farming of R&Ts, nutritional knowledge, and availability of different types of R&Ts influenced their consumption frequency among urban households. In this regard, R&Ts value addition strategies such as peeling, washing, drying, packaging and labelling could increase their acceptance as convenient foods among urban dwellers. Food policies that improve R&Ts supply chain efficiency could increase their production and consumption, consequently broadening the food base at household and national levels.
Fredrick Ouma NUANI, Eric Obedy GIDO, Oscar Ingasia AYUYA (2022) Consumption Frequency For Selected Roots And Tubers Among Urban Households Of Nakuru County, Kenya. Review of Agricultural and Applied Economics. (Number , 2022): 13-25. doi: 10.15414/raae.2022.25.02.11-23