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Zeszyt 3 (45) 2017 , DOI: 10.17306/J.JARD.2017.00351

Babatunde Mathew Matanmi, Kemi Olawumi Adetoyinbo, Sola Emmanuel Komolafe, Olufemi Bolarin

FACTORS AFFECTING WOMEN’S ACCESS TO AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION INPUTS IN OYO STATE, NIGERIA

Czynniki wpływające na dostęp kobiet do rolniczych zasobów Produkcyjnych w Nigeryjskim stanie Oyo

Abstract:

This study assessed the factors affecting women’s
access to agro-input resources on Oyo State, Nigeria. A total
of 105 respondents were selected for the study. Primary data
was collected with the use of questionnaire. Both descriptive
and inferential statistics were employed for the study.
Results of analysis shows that most of the respondents had
primary education (68.9%), 3 to 4years of experience (66.7%)
and commonly used inputs were improved seed (53.3%),
organic fertilizer (52.4%) and herbicide/pesticide (47.6%).
Main source of information was extension agent (98.1%).
Most of the respondents had: free access to water for irrigation
(93.3%) and agricultural extension services (74.3%), restricted
access to improved seeds (94.3%), organic fertilizer
(90.5%) and water pumping machine (56.2%) and no access
to tubewell and washbore (70.5%). Main constraint to accessibility
of inputs was lack of credit facilities (98.1%). The study
concludes that the socio-economic factors affecting women’s
accessing to agricultural input resources were their age, religion
and educational status. Hence the need for government
agricultural policy and programmes aimed at distributing agricultural
input in the study area that should strictly ensure
that women of increased age, a particular religious affiliation
and more educated ones should not be unnecessary favoured.

Abstract in polish:

Niniejsze opracowanie dotyczy czynników wpływających na dostęp kobiet do rolniczych zasobów produkcyjnych
w nigeryjskim stanie Oyo. Na potrzeby badania wybrano łącznie 105 respondentek, przy czym dane podstawowe zostały
zebrane za pomocą kwestionariusza. W badaniu wykorzystano zarówno statystykę opisową, jak i metody wnioskowania statystycznego.
Z przeprowadzonej analizy wynika, że większość respondentek miała wykształcenie podstawowe (68,9%) oraz od
3 do 4 lat doświadczenia (66,7%), a powszechnie wykorzystywanymi zasobami były udoskonalone materiały siewne (53,3%),
nawozy organiczne (52,4%) oraz herbicydy/pestycydy (47,6%). Głównym źródłem informacji byli przedstawiciele agencji
ds. upowszechniania wiedzy (98,1%). Większość respondentek deklarowała swobodny dostęp do wody w celu nawadniania
(93,3%) i do usług upowszechniania wiedzy (74,3%), ograniczony dostęp do udoskonalonych materiałów siewnych (94,3%),
nawozów organicznych (90,5%) i pompy wody (56,2%) oraz brak dostępu do studni głębinowych i odwiertów wody (70,5%).
Główną barierą dostępu do zasobów produkcyjnych był brak narzędzi kredytowych (98,1%). We wnioskach z badania stwierdzono,
że czynnikami społeczno-gospodarczymi wpływającymi na dostęp kobiet do rolniczych zasobów produkcyjnych były
wiek, wyznanie i poziom wykształcenia. Oznacza to, że istnieje zapotrzebowanie na rządowe strategie i programy rolne mające
na celu dystrybuowanie rolniczych zasobów produkcyjnych w badanym regionie w taki sposób, aby kobiety w zaawansowanym
wieku wyznające określoną religię i z wyższym poziomem wykształcenia nie były w nieuzasadniony sposób faworyzowane.

Keywords: women farmers, agro-input resources, constraints and accessibility

Keywords in polish: kobiety rolnicy, rolnicze zasoby produkcyjne, ograniczenia i dostępność

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For citation:

MLA Matanmi, Babatunde Mathew, et al. "FACTORS AFFECTING WOMEN’S ACCESS TO AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION INPUTS IN OYO STATE, NIGERIA." J. Agribus. Rural Dev. 45.3 (2017): 613-622.
APA Babatunde Mathew Matanmi, Kemi Olawumi Adetoyinbo, Sola Emmanuel Komolafe, Olufemi Bolarin (2017). FACTORS AFFECTING WOMEN’S ACCESS TO AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION INPUTS IN OYO STATE, NIGERIA. J. Agribus. Rural Dev. 45 (3), 613-622
ISO 690 MATANMI, Babatunde Mathew, et al. FACTORS AFFECTING WOMEN’S ACCESS TO AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION INPUTS IN OYO STATE, NIGERIA. J. Agribus. Rural Dev., 2017, 45.3: 613-622.
Corresponding address:
PhD, Sola Emmanuel Komolafe, Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, PMB 1515, Kwara State, Nigeria
Authors email:
kemmas04@yahoo.com

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