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Socio – Economic Determinants Of Agricultural Production By Women Farmers In Abia State, Nigeria

J C Olojede, C O Emerole, A O Olojede

Abstract




This study examined socio-economic determinants of agricultural production by women farmers in Abia State, Nigeria. Data was collected from 120 women farmers across the three agricultural zones of Aba, Umuahia and Ohafia using a well structured questionnaire. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used for the analysis. The descriptive statistics used were frequency distributions expressed in percentages. The inferential statistics was the Ordinary least Square (OLS) used to determine significant factors influencing women agricultural production. The results showed that occupation (X3); farm size (X6) and level of expected Income (X8) exerted positive and significant influence on agricultural production by women farmers as shown at 1.0% alpha level. As farm size (X6) and level of expected farm income (X8) increased, the agricultural output also increased. Women farmers who took farming as their major occupation produced relatively more output.

International Journal of Agriculture and Development Vol. 9 2007: pp. 71-77



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ijard.v9i1.2669
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