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DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/ijfsa.2020.09.015

Analysis of Women Farmers’ Contributions to Agricultural Production in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria

F. A. Alaka1,*, W. O. Oyediran2, A. S. Alaka3

1Department of Agricultural Education, School of Secondary Education (Voc. & Tech. Programmes), FCES, Oyo, Oyo State, Nigeria.

2Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.

3School of Secondary Education (Special Programmes), FCES, Oyo, Oyo State, Nigeria.

*Corresponding author: F. A. Alaka

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Abstract

Researches on agriculture and implementation of its outcomes are replete to-wards the acknowledgement of women farmers’ contributions to food security as mother, wives, and stakeholders. This study analysed contributions of women farmers to Agricultural Production in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria. Purposive sampling was used in the selection of respondents and structural questionnaire was administered to a total of one hundred and fifty respondents. Data collected were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The study disclosed that women are active participants in both agricultural and non-agricultural activities (38.6%). It was found that 73.3% of the respondents used traditional implements for the agricultural activities (26.7%). Problem of land tenure (56%) and inadequate seeds (48.7%) affected the agricultural productivity of the rural women in the study area. Regression results showed that age (β = 0.74), marital status (β = 0.12), income (β = 0.18) and educational level (β = 0.81) are determinants of rural women participation in agricultural activities at p < 0.05. Based on these findings, it was recommended that government should intensify effort at providing, basic farm inputs, modern implements, and institutional support to enhance rural women productivity in the study area.

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Analysis of Women Farmers’ Contributions to Agricultural Production in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria
How to cite this paper: F. A. Alaka, W. O. Oyediran, A. S. Alaka. (2020) Analysis of Women Farmers’ Contributions to Agricultural Production in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, NigeriaInternational Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture4(3), 348-353.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/ijfsa.2020.09.015

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