Constraints to women’s empowerment in agriculture in rural farming areas in Oyo State, Nigeria

  • Abiola Oyeboade Ayodeji
  • Ayodeji J. Rauf
  • Yila Joshua
  • Oluwakemi Enitan Fapojuwo
  • Stephen O. Alabi
Keywords: Women farmers, rural, empowerment, agricultural productivity

Abstract

This study examined the major barriers to women empowerment in agriculture in rural farming areas in Oyo State, Nigeria. A multi-stage sampling procedure was used to select 100 women farmers and primary data was collected with the aid of a semi-structured questionnaire. Descriptive statistics was used to analyse the data and the findings are presented in table and chart. The study revealed that the inability to access formal credit (x̄ = 4.61), heavy domestic workload (x̄ = 4.36), and poor pricing of produce (x̄ = 3.89) are major barriers to women empowerment in agriculture in the study area. Therefore, providing access to formal credit facilities, provision of labour-saving technologies, and regulation of agricultural produce prices will enable women’s empowerment in agriculture.

Published
2022-05-19

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eISSN: 2408-6851
print ISSN: 1119-944X