Hill Publishing Group | contact@hillpublisher.com

Hill Publishing Group

Location:Home / Journals / International Journal of Food Science and Agriculture /


Analysis of Women Farmers’ Contributions to Agricultural Production in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria

Date: October 12,2020 |Hits: 3871 Download PDF How to cite this paper

F. A. Alaka 1,*, W. O. Oyediran 2, A. S. Alaka 3

1 Department of Agricultural Education, School of Secondary Education (Voc. & Tech. Programmes), FCES, Oyo, Oyo State, Nigeria.

2 Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.

3 School of Secondary Education (Special Programmes), FCES, Oyo, Oyo State, Nigeria.

*Corresponding author: F. A. Alaka


Researches on agriculture and implementation of its outcomes are replete to-wards the acknowledgement of women farmers’ contributions to food security as mother, wives, and stakeholders. This study analysed contributions of women farmers to Agricultural Production in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria. Purposive sampling was used in the selection of respondents and structural questionnaire was administered to a total of one hundred and fifty respondents. Data collected were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The study disclosed that women are active participants in both agricultural and non-agricultural activities (38.6%). It was found that 73.3% of the respondents used traditional implements for the agricultural activities (26.7%). Problem of land tenure (56%) and inadequate seeds (48.7%) affected the agricultural productivity of the rural women in the study area. Regression results showed that age (β = 0.74), marital status (β = 0.12), income (β = 0.18) and educational level (β = 0.81) are determinants of rural women participation in agricultural activities at p < 0.05. Based on these findings, it was recommended that government should intensify effort at providing, basic farm inputs, modern implements, and institutional support to enhance rural women productivity in the study area.


[1] Banji, O. A. and Okunade, E. O. (2011). Women in agriculture and rural development. Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria Journal. 90-100.

[2] World Bank. (2010). Agricultural Technology and Agribusiness Advisory Services Project. Agriculture and Rural Development African Region. Kampala, Uganda.

[3] National Bureau of Statistics. (2012). LSMS: Integrated surveys on Agriculture: General Household Survey panel 2010/11.

[4] Okoli, T. O. (2011). Training needs for women for effective performance on agriculture in Anambra State. Unpublished Ph.D Thesis Department of Tech. and Voc. Education, ESUT.

[5] Aneke, C. U. and Alio, A. N. (2018). Women participation in agriculture a prospect and challenges for increased food production on Enugu State—Nigeria. British Journal of Education, Vol. 6(11), 29-35. 

[6] Oyediran, W. O., Omoare, A. M., and Osinowo, O. A. (2017). Contributive roles of sorghum production to food security and economic empowerment of rural farming households in Katsina State, Nigeria. Canadian Journal of Agriculture and Crops, 2(1), 42-49. 

[7] Oyediran, W. O., Omoare A. M., and Ajagbe, B. O. (2016). Factors affecting sustainability of melon (egusi) production in rural farming households of southwest, Nigeria. American Journal of Agricultural Research, 1(1), 001-0010. 

[8] Oyediran, W. O., Omoare, A. M., Olanrewaju, O. O., and Abubakar, A. A. (2018). Implication of Technology Adoption on Economic Returns of Melon Processors in North Central, Nigeria. Annals of Advanced Agricultural Sciences (AS), 2(3), 31-36.

[9] Thirtle, C., Lin, L., and Jennifer, P. (2003). The impact of research-led agricultural productivity growth on poverty reduction in Africa, Asia and Latin America. World Development, 31(12), 1959-1976.

[10] Alston, J., Beddow, J., and Pardey, P. (2008). Agricultural research, productivity, and food commodity prices. Agricultural and Resource Economics Update, 12(2), 11-14.

How to cite this paper

Analysis of Women Farmers’ Contributions to Agricultural Production in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria

How to cite this paper: F. A. Alaka, W. O. Oyediran, A. S. Alaka. (2020) Analysis of Women Farmers’ Contributions to Agricultural Production in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria. International Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 4(3), 348-353.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/ijfsa.2020.09.015

Volumes & Issues

Free HPG Newsletters

Add your e-mail address to receive free newsletters from Hill Publishing Group.

Contact us

Hill Publishing Group

8825 53rd Ave

Elmhurst, NY 11373, USA

E-mail: contact@hillpublisher.com

Copyright © 2019 Hill Publishing Group Inc. All Rights Reserved.