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Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies

Discipline: Multidisciplinary Studies

The Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies (JMDS) is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal which aims to publish biannually finest research articles in social sciences, natural sciences, engineering and technology and other subject areas. Submitted papers should describe original and previously unpublished works, not currently under review by another

JMDS provides a platform for dissemination of research findings, new research areas and techniques, conceptual developments and articles with practical applications and contribution to society.


Abstract
Determinants of Poverty among Rice Farming Households in Nigeria: A Gender Analysis
Oluwafemi Olajide Ajewole1,3, Vet Ojehomon2, Opeyemi Eyitayo Ayinde1, Rita Afiavi Agboh-Noameshie3, Florent M. Kinkingninhoun-Medagbe3

Rice is an important crop to combat poverty but production has not kept pace with demand. Moreover, gender blindness in policy making is prevalent in Nigeria. The study looked into the poverty status of rice farming households and the determinants of poverty. Three-stage stratified random sampling was used. Descriptive statistics, Foster Greer and Thorbecke poverty measure, and logistic regression were the analytical tools. The study revealed that 23.81% of the households are female-headed and 76.19% are male-headed; 54.29% of the women are without formal education as compared to the men, with 25.89%. The male-headed households are poorer than the female-headed. The results of this study have relevance to policy implications.

KEYWORDS: credit, crop, education, policy, production
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