Gender Differences In Access To, And Use Of, Farmlands: A Case Study Of Abokobi In The Ga East Municipality

CDR Coalition Joanna Abena Appiah 84 PAGES (14674 WORDS) Dissertation
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ABSTRACT 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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APA

CDR, C (2021). Gender Differences In Access To, And Use Of, Farmlands: A Case Study Of Abokobi In The Ga East Municipality. Afribary.com: Retrieved April 16, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/gender-differences-in-access-to-and-use-of-farmlands-a-case-study-of-abokobi-in-the-ga-east-municipality

MLA 8th

Coalition, CDR. "Gender Differences In Access To, And Use Of, Farmlands: A Case Study Of Abokobi In The Ga East Municipality" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 06 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/gender-differences-in-access-to-and-use-of-farmlands-a-case-study-of-abokobi-in-the-ga-east-municipality . Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

MLA7

Coalition, CDR. "Gender Differences In Access To, And Use Of, Farmlands: A Case Study Of Abokobi In The Ga East Municipality". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 06 Apr. 2021. Web. 16 Apr. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/gender-differences-in-access-to-and-use-of-farmlands-a-case-study-of-abokobi-in-the-ga-east-municipality >.

Chicago

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