Challenges Encountered by Urban Women Farmers in their Agricultural Activities Challenges Encountered by Urban Women Farmers in their Agricultural Activities

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Olufemi Damilola Blessing

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The roles of women in agricultural production, particularly in food production and processing are very germane. Despite this fact, women are often faced with severe constraints that affect their agricultural productivity. This study examined the challenges facing urban women farmers in Lagos Metropolis. A total of 255 urban women farmers were sampled from three different locations with the metropolis. Focus group discussions and in-depth interview were organized to further elicit information on the subject matter. Using the grand mean score, the study revealed that the most severe challenges faced by the women farmers in their urban agricultural activities are access to credit facilities, access to land and access to adequate input, respectively.

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BLESSING, Olufemi Damilola. Challenges Encountered by Urban Women Farmers in their Agricultural Activities. B.R. Nahata Smriti Sansthan Agricultural Extension Journal (AEXTJ), [S.l.], v. 3, n. 3, sep. 2019. ISSN 2582-3302. Available at: <http://aextj.com/index.php/aextj/article/view/183>. Date accessed: 06 dec. 2019.
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