GENDER DYNAMICS IN CROP FARM MANAGEMENT

Authors

  • Ahmed, A.
  • Lawal, A. F.
  • Sule, B. A.
  • Ndagi, I.
  • Adedeji, S. O.
  • Ahmed, W.

Keywords:

Crop, Decision, Farm, Gender and Management

Abstract

The study examined Gender dynamics in farm management in Niger State, Nigeria. Multi-stage sampling technique applied to select 251 crop farmers (90 females and 161 males). Data were collected using structured questionnaires. Data were analysed using t-test analysis and Cobb-Douglas functions. The t-test highlighted significant gender disparities, with males dominating in factors such as farming experience and farmland size at P<0.001, and access to credit and training at P<0.1. Conversely, no significant gender differences were observed in decisions related to crop choice, farm scale, labor employment, and purpose of farming. Common challenges identified by both genders included capital constraints, inadequate amenities, pest and diseases, and insecurity. Regarding farm scale determinants, the pooled result found age, farmland size and farming experience statistically significant at P<0.001, while gender and sole ownership significant at P<0.1. The female-specific analysis underscored farmland size and production cost positive and significant at P<0.001, extension and other jobs significant at 10%, training and farming experience negatively related with farm scale and significant at P<0.05 and P<0.1 respectively. While for males, age, farmland size and production cost significant at P<0.001, sole ownership and farming experience significant at 10%. These results advocate for gender-specific policies and programs, emphasizing targeted support for female farmers, enhancing access to farmland, and promoting cost-effective production techniques.

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Published

2024-04-30

How to Cite

Ahmed, A., Lawal, A. F., Sule, B. A., Ndagi, I., Adedeji, S. O., & Ahmed, W. (2024). GENDER DYNAMICS IN CROP FARM MANAGEMENT. Journal of Agripreneurship and Sustainable Development, 7(1), 14–25. Retrieved from https://njaat.com.ng/index.php/jasd/article/view/666

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