Okoye, A.C and Dimelu, M.U and Okoye, B.C and Agwu, A.E (2008): Gender Constraints in Small-Holder Cocoyam Production in Enugu North Agricultural Zone of Enugu State Nigeria. Forthcoming in: Agricultural Society of Nigeria No. 43 (21. October 2009)
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The study presents the results of analysis of data collected on 120 cocoyam farmers (60 females and 60 males) across the two Agricultural blocks in Enugu North Agricultural Zone using the multi-stage randomized sampling technique. Descriptive statistical tool (percentages) was used in analyzing farmer’s production problems. The survey reviewed that most of the farmers (males and females) encountered problems of root rot disease as a result of storage and lack of storage facilities. Both farmers encountered the problem of limited land, labour unavailability lack of credit facilities, distance from farm to market, pest and diseases etc. These constraints constitute serious impediments to cocoyam production and need to be addressed adequately through policy advocacy.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Gender Constraints in Small-Holder Cocoyam Production in Enugu North Agricultural Zone of Enugu State Nigeria|
|Keywords:||Gender, Cocoyam and Small-Holder Farmers|
|Subjects:||Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture > Q19 - Other
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture > Q10 - General
|Depositing User:||B.C Okoye|
|Date Deposited:||22. Sep 2009 11:02|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 19:25|
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