Gender Dimensions of Agriculture, Poverty, Nutrition, and Food Security in Nigeria. Abuja.

This review provides a gender analysis of poverty, nutrition, food security, and analysis on the performance of agricultural activities by gender in Nigeria. Ajani argues that although women contribute significantly to food production, processing, and marketing, decision-making and access to capital assets. Women need access to appropriate technology for food production. Gender issues also affect women's access to extension services. Women farmers face serious time constraints and sometimes cannot participate in extension. Ajani recommends that to deal with these issues, women need increased access to capital assets and more decision making power. They also need agricultural technologies and extension services.

Citation: 
Ajani, O.I.Y. 2008. Gender Dimensions of Agriculture, Poverty, Nutrition, and Food Security in Nigeria. Abuja: IFPRI.
Year: 
2008
Media Type: 
Working Paper
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