Year 2020, Volume 4 , Issue 2, Pages 229 - 238 2020-12-30

Econometrics analysis of rural livelihoods and income inequality among yam (Discorea alata) farming households’ in Abuja, Nigeria

Olugbenga ALABI [1] , Azeez IBRAHİM [2] , Ebunlola OMOLE [3] , Abiade Samson OLUMUYİWA [4] , Olugbenga OLADELE [5] , Olusegun Noah OSUNDIYA [6]


This study analyzed econometrics of rural livelihoods and income inequality among yam (Discorea alata) farming households’ in Abuja, Nigeria. Multi-stage sampling was adopted and employed. Primary data were collected through well-structured and well-designed questionnaire. Total sample sizes of 100 rural yam producers were selected. Data were coded, and analyzed using the following statistical and econometrics tools: descriptive statistics, gross margin analysis, financial analysis, Gini-coefficients, Multinomial Logit model, Probit model, Simpson index of income diversification, principal component analysis, and t –test analysis. The result shows that 73% of rural yam farmers were less than 51 years of age. The mean age was 45.8 years. The livelihood activities were farming, non-farming and off-farming activities. The Gini-coefficient of 0.7413 revealed severe income gap or high inequality in income among rural yam farmers. Factors influencing livelihood income diversification among rural yam farmers were gender(P<0.01), age (P<0.05), marital status (P<0.10), household size (P<0.10), level of education (P<0.01), membership of cooperatives(P<0.05), access to credit (P<0.10), contact with extension agents (P<0.05), income generating farm assets (P<0.05), and farm income (P<0.05). Principal component analysis used in analyzing constraints or problems facing rural yam producers show that six (6) constraints were retained for having Eigen-value greater than one. The retained constraints were lack of credit facilities, inadequate extension agents, poor storage facilities, bad feeder roads, lack of farm inputs, and lack of market centers. The retained constraints explained 84.79% of components included in the model. The study recommends that credit facilities and farm inputs should be made available to rural yam farmers. Also, extension agents should be employed and appropriate storage facilities should be made available for rural yam farmers.
Rural Livelihood, Income Inequality,, Yam Farmers, Multinomial Logit Model,, Probit Model, Nigeria.
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Primary Language en
Subjects Agricultural Economics And Policy
Journal Section Original Papers
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-8390-9775
Author: Olugbenga ALABI (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Agricultural-Economics, University of Abuja, PMB 117, Gwagwalada-Abuja, Nigeria.
Country: Nigeria


Orcid: 0000-0002-3699-4153
Author: Azeez IBRAHİM
Institution: Federal College of Wildlife Management (FCWM), Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN), PMB 268 New Bussa, Niger State, NIGERIA
Country: Nigeria


Orcid: 0000-0001-8493-4190
Author: Ebunlola OMOLE
Institution: Basic Science Department, Federal College of Wildlife Management (FCWM), Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN) PMB 268 New Bussa, Niger State, NIGERIA
Country: Nigeria


Orcid: 0000-0003-1596-1114
Author: Abiade Samson OLUMUYİWA
Institution: Department of Basic Sciences and General Studies, Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN), PMB 2273 Afaka, Kaduna, Kaduna State, NIGERIA
Country: Nigeria


Orcid: 0000-0001-8831-5979
Author: Olugbenga OLADELE
Institution: Department of Agricultural Extension and Management, Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN) PMB 2273 Afaka, Kaduna State, NIGERIA
Country: Nigeria


Orcid: 0000-0002-5960-6336
Author: Olusegun Noah OSUNDIYA
Institution: National Agricultural Seeds Council, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Country: Nigeria


Supporting Institution NIL
Project Number NIL
Thanks Thanks
Dates

Application Date : November 29, 2020
Acceptance Date : December 8, 2020
Publication Date : December 30, 2020

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APA Alabı, O , Ibrahim, A , Omole, E , Olumuyiwa, A , Oladele, O , Osundıya, O . (2020). Econometrics analysis of rural livelihoods and income inequality among yam (Discorea alata) farming households’ in Abuja, Nigeria . International Journal of Agriculture Forestry and Life Sciences , 4 (2) , 229-238 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/ijafls/issue/57325/833298
MLA Alabı, O , Ibrahim, A , Omole, E , Olumuyiwa, A , Oladele, O , Osundıya, O . "Econometrics analysis of rural livelihoods and income inequality among yam (Discorea alata) farming households’ in Abuja, Nigeria" . International Journal of Agriculture Forestry and Life Sciences 4 (2020 ): 229-238 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/ijafls/issue/57325/833298>
Chicago Alabı, O , Ibrahim, A , Omole, E , Olumuyiwa, A , Oladele, O , Osundıya, O . "Econometrics analysis of rural livelihoods and income inequality among yam (Discorea alata) farming households’ in Abuja, Nigeria". International Journal of Agriculture Forestry and Life Sciences 4 (2020 ): 229-238
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ISNAD Alabı, Olugbenga , Ibrahim, Azeez , Omole, Ebunlola , Olumuyiwa, Abiade Samson , Oladele, Olugbenga , Osundıya, Olusegun Noah . "Econometrics analysis of rural livelihoods and income inequality among yam (Discorea alata) farming households’ in Abuja, Nigeria". International Journal of Agriculture Forestry and Life Sciences 4 / 2 (December 2020): 229-238 .
AMA Alabı O , Ibrahim A , Omole E , Olumuyiwa A , Oladele O , Osundıya O . Econometrics analysis of rural livelihoods and income inequality among yam (Discorea alata) farming households’ in Abuja, Nigeria. Int J Agric For Life Sci. 2020; 4(2): 229-238.
Vancouver Alabı O , Ibrahim A , Omole E , Olumuyiwa A , Oladele O , Osundıya O . Econometrics analysis of rural livelihoods and income inequality among yam (Discorea alata) farming households’ in Abuja, Nigeria. International Journal of Agriculture Forestry and Life Sciences. 2020; 4(2): 229-238.
IEEE O. Alabı , A. Ibrahim , E. Omole , A. Olumuyiwa , O. Oladele and O. Osundıya , "Econometrics analysis of rural livelihoods and income inequality among yam (Discorea alata) farming households’ in Abuja, Nigeria", International Journal of Agriculture Forestry and Life Sciences, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 229-238, Dec. 2021