Journal of
Development and Agricultural Economics

  • Abbreviation: J. Dev. Agric. Econ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9774
  • DOI: 10.5897/JDAE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 541

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.
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  •  Accepted: 20 March 2012
  •  Published: 12 May 2012



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.