Ojo and Babayo
Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 3 (3), pp. 240-245, March 2013.
Manuscript Number: 122412342
Analysis of Gender Contribution to Rural Household Food Supply (A Case Study of Askira/ Uba Local Government Area, Borno State)
Ojo C.O. and Babayo U.A
Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria
Corresponding Author’s Email: nickatie2003 @ yahoo.com
The study was aimed at analysing Gender contribution to
rural household food supply in Askira Uba Local Government
Area of Borno state Nigeria. Primary data were obtained from
a total of 77 respondents who were randomly selected for the
study. Data collected were analysed using frequency counts,
percentages, and T-test. From the analysis, it was observed
that majority (38.5%) of the male respondents had household
sizes of 10-19 persons whereas majority (79%) of the female
respondents had household sizes of 1-9 persons. Among the
male respondents, majority (74%) had farm sizes between
3.5-8.5 hectares while the majority (73.7%) of the females
had farm size of 1.5-2.5 hectares. The analysis showed that
there was no significant difference between household food
contribution of men and women respondents. This indicated
that the male respondents contributed equally with the
female respondents in the study area. Lack of credit ranked
as the major constraints for male respondents while access
to land ranked as the major constraints for the female
respondents. Based on the findings, it was recommended
agricultural production inputs like land should be made more
accessible to rural people.
Key Words: Contribution, food supply, gender, rural households, Borno State, Nigeria.
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