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Women engagement in agriculture and human capital development in developing countries

Matthew, Oluwatoyin and Osabohien, Romanus and Lakhan, Kanwal Hammad and Aderounmu, Busayo and Osadolo, Nneka E. and Adediran, Oluwasogo and Mabinuori, Oladotun T. and Igharo, Amechi Endurance (2022) Women engagement in agriculture and human capital development in developing countries. PLOS ONE, 17 (12). pp. 1-12.

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Considering the relevant role played by women in agriculture in Africa, this study sets out to examine how women’s engagement in agriculture contributes to human capital development in selected African countries. The study engagedpanel data of selected 33 African countries spanning the period of 2000 to 2019. The study applied the Pooled Ordinary Least Squares (POLS) and the fixed effects based on the Hausman specification. Findings show that engagement of women in agriculture, though significant, but negatively related to human capital development in Africa. The implication of this is that an increase in women’s engagement in agriculture without the required level of education and training and access to agricultural resources may have a negative impact on human capital development. Therefore, the study recommended that it is necessary to train women in terms of agricultural skills needed to improve human capital development in Africa

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Women engagement in agriculture and human capital development
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DT Africa
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2024 08:46
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2024 08:46

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