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An Assessment of Rural Women Farmers Access to Agricultural Production Resources in Kogi State, Nigeria

Sunday Moses Oluyomi, Laisi Babatunde Audu
Kogi State College of Education, Nigeria

Citation: Oluyomi SM, Audu LB (2020) An Assessment of Rural Women Farmers Access to Agricultural Production Resources in Kogi State, Nigeria. SciTech BioTech-Food Sciences 2020. Thailand 

Received: February 12, 2020         Accepted: February 17, 2020         Published: February 17, 2020

Abstract

The study is on assessment of rural women farmer access to agricultural production resources in Kogi state. This research was conducted over a period of six months – October 2018 – March 2019. Multistage random sampling technique was employed to obtain 150 rural women farmers used as respondents. Questionnaire for literate and interview schedule for illiterate farmers was used to collect data. Analysis of data was done using frequency count and percentages and Chi-square (χ2). Results obtained reveals respondent mean age (51±3.1), household size (6.0±1.2), years of farming experience (10.8±4.2), farm size (8.0±1.3) and annual income (₦58.430±8.0).  Majority of respondents 82.0% had no formal education, 88.7% source agricultural information from other farmers and 92.7% were not members of farmers association. Majority of the respondents had no access to all the production resources and mean level of access to production resources (17.3±9.8) was obtained.  Significant relationship existed between access to production resources and agricultural production (χ2 = 12.322, p = 0.000) this implies that none access to production resources has negative effect on production. This paper recommended that Government should formulate policies, put up programmes and services aimed at improving women farmers access to production resources such as; farmland, credits scheme, subsidies and agricultural extension services that provide training, information and organize women into women farmers co-operatives.
 
Keywords: Rural women, Farmers access, Production resources