Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences

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Adedeji et al.

Greener Journal of  Agricultural Sciences Vol. 2 (1),  January 2012.

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Technical Efficiency in Poultry Broiler Production in Umuahia Capital Territory of Abia State, Nigeria.


Adedeji I.A1, Ogunjinmi S.I2, Yusuf A3, Obaniyi K.S4 and Mbonu Funmilayo T5

 

1Department of Agricultural Economics, Landmark University, Omu Aran, Nigeria.

2 Department of Agricultural Extension, Landmark University, Omu Aran, Nigeria.

3Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI), Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria.

4Department of Agricultural Extension, Landmark University, Omu Aran, Nigeria.

5Department of Agricultural Economics, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso.

 

*Corresponding Author's Email: ajibby77@yahoo.com

Abstract:

The study assesses the attitudes of women farmers towards urban agriculture in Somolu local government area of Lagos State. Fifty respondents were randomly selected from five extension blocks were purposively selected due to high concentrations of women involved in urban agriculture. The data obtained were analyzed with the aid of frequency count and percentages while chi-square was used to test the hypothesis.
The findings indicates that the women’s' attitude to urban agriculture remains extremely negative. The statistical analysis performed on the respondents’ attitude towards urban agriculture as a profession revealed that there was significant relationship to the respondents’ age, marital status, educational level, years of experience and access to loan respectively while farm size, annual income, access to labour and access to inputs were statistically insignificant.

Key words: Urban agriculture, attitude and women farmers.