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Economics of Dry Season Vegetable Production by Women Farmers in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State, South East Nigeria- A Case Study of <i>Telfairia Occidentalis</i>

A Henri-Ukoha
JS Orebiyi
DO Ohajianya
FO Nwosu
IU Nwaiwu
GN Ben-Chendo


The study was designed to analyze the economics of dry season vegetable farming among women farmers in Owerri West local government area of Imo State, South Eastern Nigeria. Data were collected with structured questionnaire from 50 randomly selected dry season women vegetable farmers. Data were analyzed using net return, and multiple regression models. Results show that the net return of dry season women vegetable farming business is profitable. Factors influencing the dry season women vegetable farmers include age, marital status, educational level, farm size and household size. Farmers are encouraged to engage in the dry season women vegetable farming business to improve their income.