Determinants of Rate of Accessibility to Productive Resources among Poultry Farmers in Obowo Local Government Area, Imo State, Nigeria: A Gender Situation Analyses
Access to resources implies the ability to use resources and or benefits and make short- term decisions on these resources. Lack of access to productive resources/ inputs is an obstacle to agricultural growth. Thus, access to productive resources such as land, modern inputs, technology, education and financial services is a critical determinant of agricultural productivity. Hence, the study estimated the rate of gender accessibility to productive resources in poultry farming in Obowo Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria. It employed the multistage sampling technique to obtain data from one hundred and twenty respondents with structured questionnaire and the data were analysed using descriptive and inferential (multiple regression model) statistics. The result of the multiple regression analysis showed that among the variables tested; flock size, household size, years of experience, and annual income significantly affected rate of male poultry farmers’ accessibility to poultry productive resources at varied levels of significance with an R2 of 61.2%. Similarly, their female counterparts’ rate of accessibility were significantly influenced by age, household size, membership of co-operatives, participation level and annual income at varied levels of probability with an R2 of 74.4%. The study recommended that poultry farmers should be encouraged to belong to groups as this will help them access productive resources like credit from both government and non- governmental organizations.
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