Agriculture is the main pillar of Ghana’s development and the majority of food producers are
women. However, women and men do not always have equal access to farmlands. Disparities in
access and control over agricultural productive resources contribute to a high incidence of poverty
especially for women. This study therefore used Abokobi in the Ga-East Municipality as a case to
examine the gender difference in access to and use of farmland. The objectives of the study were
to examine the gender differences, if any, in farm production characteristics; investigate the
constraints women face in accessing farmlands; and to examine the gender differences in the
economic wellbeing at the household level. The study employed a snow ball technique to select
150 farmers from Abokobi. Descriptive statistical tools, proportion test, t-test and a logit model
were used to present the findings of the study. Contrary to what one might expect, the study found
no statistically significant difference in farm production characteristics between men and women.
With regards to their economic wellbeing, though men appeared to have higher per capita income
and expenditure than females, the differences were not statistically significant. However, men had
higher asset index than women. Based on the study, it appears efforts aimed at advocating for
women’s right may be yielding some benefits. However, given that women are less empowered
economically in terms of asset accumulation, more work needs to be done to remove the economic
constraint and thereby further boost equity between men and women
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Coalition, CDR. "Gender Differences In Access To, And Use Of, Farmlands: A Case Study Of Abokobi In The Ga East Municipality" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed April 16, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/gender-differences-in-access-to-and-use-of-farmlands-a-case-study-of-abokobi-in-the-ga-east-municipality