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). The data collected were analyzed by Descriptive Statistics, Multiple Regression Data Analysis and Chow F-test to check for the existence of structural stability in the male and female maize farmers' production enterprises. The findings of this research showed that they exist certain difference that are gender specific exist between the selected male and female farmers' socio-economic characteristics in the study area. These gender specific socio-economic characteristics do not however reflect any differences in the productivity levels of the sampled male and female farmers. One of the implications of the findings is that in spite of the identified fender, specific characteristics in the study area, no serious barrier that can affect agricultural productivity, especially of the women has been established. If the same levels of agricultural incentives were granted the woman as their men counterparts, there will be increase in the overall productivity of the entire farming populace.

Citation: 
Adeleke, O. A., Adesiyan, O. I., Olaniyi, O. A., Adelalu, K. O., & Matanmi, H. M. (2008). Gender differentials in the productivity of cereal crop farmers: a case study of maize farmers in Oluyole local government area of Oyo State. Agricultural Journal, 3(3), 193-198.Chicago
Year: 
2008
Media Type: 
Journal Article
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Topics: 
Banana Cassava Cereals Gender Gender analysis Gender equity Maize Production Rice Sweet Potato Value Chain Women's Empowerment

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