Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2019, Page: 41-47
Women and Land Tenure Security: The Nigerian Experience
Remi Adeyemo, Department of Agricultural Economics, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Michael Kirk, School of Business and Economics, Marburg University, Marburg, Germany
Olaitan Olusegun, Department of Jurisprudence & Private Law, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Received: Jan. 29, 2019;       Accepted: Mar. 11, 2019;       Published: Mar. 27, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijae.20190402.11      View  30      Downloads  24
Abstract
This study investigated the farm level efficiency and farm income among tenure secured and unsecured women farmers in Osun State, Nigeria. Structured questionnaires were used to obtain information from one hundred and fifty farmers. The data were analysed using descriptive statistics, stochastic frontier and farm budget analyses. Results from the farm budget analysis showed that women with secured land tenure generated higher income which was one hundred and fifty four thousand naira while that of women with unsecured land tenure was about eighty two thousand naira. Additional analysis revealed that land tenure secured women farmers were more efficient (64%) than their counterparts with unsecured tenure (48%). There was an overwhelming affirmation arising from the study which confirmed that women with tenure security were better off with respect to farm efficiency and farm income than women with unsecured tenure.
Keywords
Land, Tenure, Women, Gender and Efficiency, Rights, Food
To cite this article
Remi Adeyemo, Michael Kirk, Olaitan Olusegun, Women and Land Tenure Security: The Nigerian Experience, International Journal of Agricultural Economics. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2019, pp. 41-47. doi: 10.11648/j.ijae.20190402.11
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