Gender Disparity in Access to Agricultural Resources and Services (Evidence from Arba Minch Zuria Woreda of Southern Ethiopia)
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2017, Pages: 184-187
Received: Apr. 14, 2017; Accepted: May 8, 2017; Published: Oct. 17, 2017
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Agidew Abebe, College of Agricultural Science, Arba Minch University, Arba Minch, Ethiopia
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The study was conducted at Arba Minch Zuria Woreda. The main objective of this study was focused on the assessment of gender disparity in access to agricultural resources and services. This study covers the two Kebeles from the Arba Minch Zuria Woreda. From those two Kebeles 104 respondent household sware included in this study. The data were analyzed through simple descriptive statistics (frequency, percentage and mean) and inferential statistics (independent t-test). The result showed that male respondents had better mean land holding and irrigated land size than that of female respondents. Male respondents had better access to irrigation water than female respondents. The reasons behind this were in the study area the irrigation was labor and capital intensive practice. Therefore, those who have low family labor have less access to use irrigation water. Motorized water pump was less adopted by both male and female respondents. The reason was its high purchasing and maintenance cost. Therefore, it was not afforded by most of the farmers. The result also shows that male farmers have better access to extension training than female farmers. In the study area both male and female respondent farmers were affected by different constraints in access to productive resource. The finding suggested that, the governmental and non-governmental organization should give empathies for adult education and extension training for women. It improves women’s awareness and understanding about different agricultural resources and improved farm technologies.
Gender, Disparity, Resources, Services, Descriptive Statistics, Inferential Statistics and Independent T-Test
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Agidew Abebe, Gender Disparity in Access to Agricultural Resources and Services (Evidence from Arba Minch Zuria Woreda of Southern Ethiopia), Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Vol. 6, No. 6, 2017, pp. 184-187. doi: 10.11648/j.aff.20170606.11
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