Gender role analysis in achieving farmer household food security in Jember District

Fitrio Devi Antony* -  Psychiatric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Jember, Indonesia
Tantut Susanto -  Family and Community Health Nursing Departement, Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Jember, Indonesia

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Food security is a problem that is still a global issue that has received serious attention from various international countries, including Indonesia. Indonesia, as one of the countries with the most significant agricultural sources, still has problems related to gender inequality which is a different value as a cause of food insecurity problems. This research aims to analyze the mapping related to the food security of Jember farmers and its relation to household decision-making and division of tasks related to food management in farming households in the Jember district. This study used a survey method by taking 251 samples of farming families from the area working in the Public Health Center in Jember Regency, this research was conducted over 3 months, from may to july 2023. Quantitative data were collected using questionnaires and supported by qualitative data through in-depth interviews and analyzed bivariately using Spearman rho test. The results of this study showed that gender’s role with food security (p<0,05) and  this study also found a positive relationship between gender roles and food security, as the higher the gender role assigned, the food security of farmers in Jember will also increase (r=0,504).

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Keywords : Food Security, Gender Role, Farmers

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