Gender Inequality in Agriculture: A Tool for Sustainable Economic Growth.

Ijieh, S Okubor, Eshenake Benson, Azu, Benedict


This study analyzes the effect of gender inequality in agriculture and how it has impede Nigeria economic growth, gender inequality in agriculture affects women across rural and urban area. Data were collected from the rural famers (women) on issues relating to gender inequality especially women. One hundred copies of questionnaire were administered but only eighty-six were retrieved. Focus Group Discussion (FGD) were also carried out among farmers. Returned instruments were analyzed using simple percentage and the pearson product moment correlation analysis.  The major finding is that gender inequalities is high in Agricultural sector and thus, hamper economic growth in Nigeria. We therefore recommend that for Nigeria steady economic growth to translate positively to the socio-economic of her citizens the war against gender inequality should go beyond sectors or zones, it should be generally pursued. Also for the goals of the Transformation Agenda to be fully realized, the current situation of women must be factored into policy formulation and implementation.

Keywords: Gender inequality, Agriculture and Economic Growth.

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