Nigeria

Rural women’s farmers access to productive resources: the moderating effect of culture among Nupe and Yoruba in Nigeria

This paper analyzes ownership and control of productive resources by gender as determined by culture. This is premised on the fact that past researchers have isolated gender and productive resources on one hand and gender and culture on the other. In this paper, the novelty is the exploration of the interplay among culture, gender and productive resources.

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Gender Differentials in the Productivity of Cereal Crop Farmers a case study of maize farmers in Oluyole local government area of Oyo State.

This study broadly investigated in details, Gender and Productivity Differentials among maize farmers in Oluyole Local Government Area of Oyo State. In its specific objectives, it describes the socio-economic characteristics of the farmers, analyze the factors that affect maize production, as well as compare the productivities of the male and female cassava farmers in the study area. A farm-level data was collected from sampling technique from five major farming settlements (i.e., Onidajo, Akintola, Alata, Abanla and Onipe).

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Agricultural technology adoption, commercialization and smallholder rice farmers’ welfare in rural Nigeria

This study assessed the determinants of intensity of adoption of Improved Rice Varieties (IRVs) and the effect of market participation on farmers’ welfare in Nigeria using the Tobit and Heckman two-stage models, respectively. The sample consists of cross-sectional data of 600 rice farmers selected randomly from three notable rice producing States in Nigeria.

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Combining Ability Estimates for Tomato (Lycopersicon lycopersicum (L.) H. Karst) Resistance to Nematode (Meloidogyne spp.) in the Sudan Savannah of Nigeria

Nineteen entries consisting of seven parental lines plus twelve F1 hybrids derived from a line x tester mating design were evaluated under irrigation in a randomized complete block design (RCBD) with three replications in two locations (Gashu’a and Maiduguri) during the dry season of 2013/2014. Evaluations were done to estimates the combining ability variance, general combining ability (GCA) effect of parents and specific combining ability (SCA) effect of hybrids.

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Getting a piece of the pie: An analysis of factors influencing women's production of sweetpotato in Northern Nigeria

This paper examines the conditions and factors that create opportunities for women to engage in market-oriented crop production. It uses as a case study of Nasarawa and Kwara states in northern Nigeria, where women have started to cultivate sweetpotato, a crop traditionally grown by men.

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Gender Participation in Cassava Processing Activities in Ayetoro Area of Ogun State. Paper presented at the Farm Management Association of Nigeria Conference

Fapojuwo investigates men and women's participation in cassava processing activities in Nigeria. Men and women processors participate in different processing activities and use different processing techniques. The study collected data on these techniques from 240 respondents, then analyzed data using percentage distribution and an analysis of variance. Results established there are significant differences between participation by sex, age, household size, and sources of cassava among men and women processors.

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Gender Differentials in Labour Productivity among Small-Holder Cassava Farmers in Ideato Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria

This study examines the gender differentials in labor productivity in Imo State as of 2008 using quantitative methods. Data was collected through a multi-stage random sampling technique of 120 farmers (60 men and 60 women). The study establishes that for men, household size and participation in credit markets is negatively related to labor productivity. For women, household size was negatively related to labor productivity, while access to credit positively related to labor productivity. The methodology differs from that used by Ogunleye et al. and Igberi.

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Gender Roles in Cassava Processing Activities among Processors in Ogo-Oluwa Local Government Area of Oyo Stat

Ogunleye et al. examine men's and women's roles in cassava processing activities in Ogo-Oluwa local government area of Oyo state, Nigeria. It posits that there is no significant difference between men and women's participation in cassava processing activities. The study selected 40 men and 40 women through a multi-stage random sampling technique. Interviews were the primary means of data collection, and data was analyzed through frequency counts, percentages, Chi-squares, and t-tests.

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Analysis of Cassava Value Chain in Nigeria From a Pro-Poor and Gender Perspective of Farming Households in Southwest Nigeria

Apata's presentation offers a method for conducting a qualitative and quantitative study on gender issues in cassava value chains. For many, this will be a very basic introduction to value chains and qualitative and quantitative research. This presentation reviews research conducted by Apata in Southwest Nigeria on the strategies and opportunities that can increase women's participation along cassava value chains. The study was conducted among 300 cassava farmers using both qualitative and quantitative data. Apata used both a Poisson model regression and a factor analysis.

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Sustainable Inclusion of Smallholders in the Emerging High Quality Cassava Flour Value Chains in Africa: Challenges for Agricultural Extension Services

Building on research conducted under the Cassava: Adding Value for Africa (C:AVA) Project, Adebayo et al. examine the main challenges to cassava extension service partners in Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, and Malawi. The authors explore ways to limit the exclusion of smallholders from the commercialization of cassava production and marketing.

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