Revenue Drivers of Women Labour in Crop Production in South East Nigeria

  • PATIENCE Ifeyinwa OPATA Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • Adaku Bridget Ezeibe Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Abstract

This paper identified socioeconomic factors affecting their revenue from crop production. It is based on farm level data collected in South East Nigeria from 400 randomly selected farm units with women farmers. Results of the analysis show that household socio-economic factors that increased their revenue were occupation, farm experience and household size. Participation in planting and harvesting also increased their revenue. Also, the societal constraint militating against women’s revenue were lack of finance, lack of improved inputs, lack of storage facilities, lack of credit access, land tenure problem, poor road network. These observations underscored the need for special programmes that empower and recognize women especially through education, finance and information.
 

Author Biographies

PATIENCE Ifeyinwa OPATA, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Dr. (Mrs) Patience Ifeyinwa Opata Lecturer 1 Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu state, Nigeria  
Adaku Bridget Ezeibe, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Dr (Mrs) Adaku Bredget Ezeibe Senior lecturer Center for Entrepreneurship and Development Research, University of Nigeria, Nsukka  
Published
2018-10-11
How to Cite
OPATA, PATIENCE Ifeyinwa; EZEIBE, Adaku Bridget. Revenue Drivers of Women Labour in Crop Production in South East Nigeria. Journal of Agricultural Extension, [S.l.], v. 22, n. 3, p. 149-160, oct. 2018. ISSN 2408-6851. Available at: <https://journal.aesonnigeria.org/index.php/jae/article/view/1579>. Date accessed: 04 aug. 2021.
Section
General Extension and Teaching Methods