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Interventions and Women Agricultural Productivity in Benue State, Nigeria

This study investigates the effect of interventions on women agricultural productivity in Benue State, Nigeria. The study employs a robust ordinary least square (OLS) regression model to analyse this relationship using a cross-sectional data obtained from a sample of 421 women participating in agriculture drawn from eight local government areas in Benue State. The result of the analysis revealed that interventions such as training, credit, seedlings, pesticides, tools and machineries had no significant effect on women agricultural productivity in Benue State. Similarly the result showed that, the percentage share of female labour in agricultural activities had no effect on women’s agricultural productivity. However, years of education, farm size and age of the respondents were found to have a significant effect on women agricultural productivity in the study area. The findings of this study reveal that, present intervention approach does not impact women agricultural productivity in any form in Benue State. Hence, a better intervention approach that enables women to have access to more farm lands and other productive resources should be incorporated. Furthermore, interventions strategies that will encourage girl child education and adult education for women mostly in the rural areas should be prioritized by government and non-government agencies. The findings of this study are relevant in understanding the effect of interventions and the type of interventions that should be delivered.

Women, Intervention, Agricultural Productivity, Benue State

APA Style

Aimua, E. P., Adofu, I., Okwori, J. (2024). Interventions and Women Agricultural Productivity in Benue State, Nigeria. International Journal of Agricultural Economics, 9(1), 16-29.

ACS Style

Aimua, E. P.; Adofu, I.; Okwori, J. Interventions and Women Agricultural Productivity in Benue State, Nigeria. Int. J. Agric. Econ. 2024, 9(1), 16-29. doi: 10.11648/j.ijae.20240901.13

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Aimua EP, Adofu I, Okwori J. Interventions and Women Agricultural Productivity in Benue State, Nigeria. Int J Agric Econ. 2024;9(1):16-29. doi: 10.11648/j.ijae.20240901.13

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