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Ojo and Babayo

Greener Journal of  Agricultural Sciences Vol. 3 (3), pp. 240-245, March 2013.

 ISSN: 2276-7770 © 2011 Greener Journals

Research Paper

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


Abstract:

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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