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Article Number - 43CF1901211


Vol.4(8), pp. 233 - 239 , May 2012

ISSN: 2006-9774



Full Length Research Paper

Access to resources, productivity and income generation of gender-differentiated households in Ogun State, Nigeria


Nosiru, M. O.1* and M. A. Y. Rahji2




 

1Department of Agricultural Production and Management Science, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria.

2Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.


Email: marcbonos@yahoo.com






 Accepted: 20 March 2012  Published: 12 May 2012

Copyright © 2012 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


 

This paper aims at making a point that reducing gender disparities would promote agricultural productivity in the country. The study was carried out through a survey of 140 small-scale plantain farming households in Remo Division of Ogun State, Nigeria. This comprised of 62 female-farmers and 78 male-farmers heading households. The female-headed households suffered less access to credit facilities and farm land; however, they experienced averagely higher productivity and farm revenue. Some of the productivity indices were discovered to be statistically significantly different when comparisons are carried out between the female farmers heading households and their male counterparts. These are achieved through the use of descriptive statistics, t-test, Chow test and double logarithm regression analysis.

 

Key words: Gender disparities, productivity, farming households, revenue.


APA (2012). Access to resources, productivity and income generation of gender-differentiated households in Ogun State, Nigeria. Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics, 4(8), 233 - 239.
Chicago Nosiru, M. O. and M. A. Y. Rahji. "Access to resources, productivity and income generation of gender-differentiated households in Ogun State, Nigeria." Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics 4, no. 8 (2012): 233 - 239.
MLA Nosiru, M. O. and M. A. Y. Rahji. "Access to resources, productivity and income generation of gender-differentiated households in Ogun State, Nigeria." Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics 4.8 (2012): 233 - 239.
   
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