Olubunmi et al
Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 2 (4), pp. 130-144, August 2012
ISSN: 2276-7770 © 2011 Greener Journals
Effect of Domestic Violence on Women farmer’s Livelihood Activities in Ogun Stare Nigeria.
1Olubunmi .R. Ashimolowo and *2Otufale G.A.
1University of Agriculture,Abeokuta, olubunmiashimolowo @yahoo. com.
2Tai Solarin College of Education, Omu-Ijebu.P.M.B 2124.
*Corresponding Author’s Email: mr.gbolahanotufale @yahoo. com
Effects of Domestic Violence on
Women farmers` livelihood activities in Ogun State, Nigeria.
Data were collected using structured interview guide.
Purposively sampling technique was used to select 220
respondents in two zones of Ogun State Agricultural
Development Programme . Data were analyzed using descriptive
statistics, Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) and
Chi-square. Findings showed that the mean age of respondents
was 48.73 years, while the mean household size was 6
persons. Also, 41% of the respondents were Christians,
(26.20%) of the women farmers had primary education,
qualification 30.80% were into farming and 86.20% of the
sampled respondents engaged in cassava production. Only
43.60% of the respondents belonged to cooperative societies.
More than half of the respondents (55.38%) agreed that rape
is a form of domestic violence. Similarly, 39.00% of the
respondents did not have enough money to participate in
income generating activities. Chi-square analysis showed
that women’s agricultural livelihood activities was
associated with religion (χ²=70.29, p<0.05), education
(χ²=43.80, p<0.05), occupation (χ²=59.26, p<0.05).
Correlation analysis also showed significant relationship
between women’s livelihood activities and household size
(r=-0.22). Significant differences existed in the effect of
domestic violence experienced by women who are into
vegetable production (t =26.09), maize production (t=25.91),
cassava production (t =17.38), goat rearing (t =24.98) in
two zones of the study at p < 0.05. It was concluded that
domestic violence limits women’s potentials and hinders
their full involvement in livelihood activities. Therefore,
there is need for the patriarch structures that promote
power imbalance between men and women to be dismantled.
Furthermore, women should be empowered through training and
access to social assets such as loans and credit.