Mohammed F. A
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Keywords

Analysis
Involvement
Women food Crop
Production.

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Mohammed F. A., Aliyu, Y. M, & Dodo, K. M. (2021). Mohammed F. A. Journal of Agricultural Economics, Environment and Social Sciences, 7(2), 43-51. Retrieved from https://jaeess.com.ng/index.php/jaeess/article/view/107

Abstract

This study was conducted to Analyse the Involvement of women in food crop production in Hawul
Local Government Area, Borno State, Nigeria. 100 women food crop farmers were randomly
selected for the study and a structured questionnaire was used to collect data from the respondents,
which were analysed using descriptive statistics and regression analysis. The results revealed that
most (37.0%) of the respondents belonged to the age group of 26-35 years. 50% married, 36%
literate, and 37.0% have a small portion of farm land. The findings also revealed that 30.0% had
6-10 years farming experience, 40.0% believed insufficient farm land is their major problem.
(53.0%) do not participate in land selection, but most (47.2%) participate in processing activities.
The coefficient of multiple determinants R2 of 0.5337 indicated a high relevance of input in
explaining the observed variation in food crop production. The regression coefficient of age,
household size, education and farming experience are significant at 1% level of significance. It
was concluded that women role in agricultural food crop production is at a subsistence level and
are constrained by several factors. The study recommends that extension agency should link
women farmers with sources of credit facilities, to enable them have access to capital that will
help them purchase the needed farm inputs. Government should sensitize and encourage women
to increase participation in land selection and storage activities for increase yield.

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