Authors : V.A. Okwoche, B.C. Asogwa and D.T. Waya
Abstract: The study compared gender off-farm activities and its implication on poverty reduction in Beneu State, Nigeria. Multi-stage stratified and purposive random sampling was adopted to select the same size of 200 respondents from 5 local government areas. The results revealed that apart from age, there was significant difference in education (t = 2.24, p<0.05); household (t = 2.50, p<0.05); farm size (t = 6.12, p<0.05) and annual non-farm income (t = 6.14, p<0.05). Chi-square showed a significant difference (χ2 = 37.48) in the number of off-farm activities carried out by male and female respondents. Through negative, the result revealed a significant relationship (χ2 = -24.87) between respondents off-farm activities and household. It is recommended that like agricultural activities, government should provide credits to boost non-farm activities and make agricultural extension relevant to farmers who engage in off-activities.
V.A. Okwoche, B.C. Asogwa and D.T. Waya, 2013. Comparative Analysis of Gender Off-Farm Activities in Zone B Area of Benue State: Implication for Rural Poverty Reduction in Benue State. The Social Sciences, 8: 393-397.