Journal of Technology and Education in Nigeria

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Gender Participation In Agricultural Production Activities In Owerri Agricultural Zone Of Imo State, Nigeria

MC Okwusi, CL Aboh


The study examined gender participation in agricultural production activities in owerri agricultural zone of Imo State, Nigeria. Data for the study was collected with the aid of a questionnaire administered to 108 randomly selected respondents from the study area. Data analysis was by the use of frequency and percentages. It was found that women contributed more to labour activities on the farm than men. But men were more involved in the growing of yams. However, women were more involved in growing cassava, maize, melon, okra, fluted pumpkin, cocoyam, and groundnut. The study also found that men were more involved in land clearing, bush burning, gathering large stumps, and planting activities, whereas, women were more involved in weeding, harvesting, processing, marketing and fertilizer application.

Keywords: gender participation, agricultural production activities

Journal of Technology and Education in Nigeria Vol. 12 (2) 2007: pp. 73-76
AJOL African Journals Online