Vegetable Production Challenges in Kpando Municipality: Perspective of Women Farmers

Grace Denny Doku, Joyce Mamle Mawusi Obubuafo, Margaret Aba Sam Hagan

Abstract


The study sought to evaluate vegetable production by women within the Kpando Municipality. To arrive at the set objectives, data was collected from sampled women who were into vegetable production in the study area. Questionnaire were used to collect data from the respondent on their socio-economic characteristics, production activities and challenges they faced in production and marketing of vegetable in the study area. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data collected from the respondents. The results of the study revealed that women in the study area had passion towards agriculture and as high as 33.2% of the respondents participated in a variety of farm activities. These activities included and preparation, sowing of seeds and fertilizer application. Challenges faced by the respondents included delayed access to inputs, lack of financial assistance (credit) and storage facilities. The paper concluded that productivity of the respondents could be improved significantly by improving women farmers’ access to productive resources such as fertilizers and credit. It is therefore recommended that fertilizers should be supplied to the farmers on time and the Kpando Municipal Assembly should liaise with financial institutions to support these farmers financially.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jebi.v7i1.17043

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