Analysis of Resource Management Among Male and Female Cassava Farmers in Fadama III (AF) in Anambra State, Nigeria
International Journal of Agricultural Economics
Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2019, Pages: 259-266
Received: Sep. 17, 2019; Accepted: Oct. 22, 2019; Published: Oct. 29, 2019
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Anyikwa Chikezie Friday, Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
Ezeano Caleb Ikechukwu, Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
Anunobi Chizoba Pamela, Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
Umeh Onyebuchi Jonathan, Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
Anyawu Onwukwe Sixtus, Department of Agricultural Science, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
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This study was conducted to analyze the resource management among male and female cassava farmers in FADAMA III (AF) in Anambra State, Nigeria. A multi-stage sampling method was used to select a total of 144 (72 men and 72 women) respondents for the study. Structured questionnaire was the primary instrument used for data collection. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics, multiple regression analysis, allocative efficiency model, principal factor analysis, and independent sample t-test at 0.05 level of significant. The study revealed that the mean age of farmers were 43 year for male and 39 years for female. This suggested that farmers are in their active farm age in the study area. Also, the mean farming experience was found to be 17 years for male and 8 years for female. Thus, this is an indication that male cassava farmers were better experienced than their female counter part. Equally, the mean farm size was 2.2ha for male and 1.8ha for female. The significant explanatory variables for the production function for male were stem cutting, fertilizer, capital input, and labour. While that of female were stem cutting and labour only. Both the male and female farmers were inefficient in resource allocation and management.
Cassava Production, Resource Use, Allocative Efficiency, Production Function
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Anyikwa Chikezie Friday, Ezeano Caleb Ikechukwu, Anunobi Chizoba Pamela, Umeh Onyebuchi Jonathan, Anyawu Onwukwe Sixtus, Analysis of Resource Management Among Male and Female Cassava Farmers in Fadama III (AF) in Anambra State, Nigeria, International Journal of Agricultural Economics. Vol. 4, No. 6, 2019, pp. 259-266. doi: 10.11648/j.ijae.20190406.12
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