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. Using a descriptive quantitative research design, a simple random sampling was used to select 100 households from a sampling frame of 200 households generated through house listing in three villages from Patigi Local Government Area of Kwara State. Data were collected with a structured questionnaire covering ownership, and decision making on selected productive resources and analyzed using Frequency counts, percentages and Chi-square test statistics based on the fact that the variables are categorical. Gender and ownership as well as decision making were cross-tabulated and then layered with culture as a third variable.

Citation: 
Ajadi, A. A., Oladele, O. I., Ikegami, K., & Tsuruta, T. (2015). Rural women’s farmers access to productive resources: the moderating effect of culture among Nupe and Yoruba in Nigeria. Agriculture & Food Security, 4(1), 26.
Year: 
2015
Media Type: 
Journal Article
Geographic Focus: 
Banana Cassava Cereals Gender Gender analysis Gender equity Maize Production Rice Sweet Potato Value Chain Women's Empowerment

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