Abstract

The study aimed to assess the effect of the flood on women farmers’ activities in flood- prone areas in Ibadan Metropolis, Oyo State, Nigeria. Sampling technique was multistage, data were collected with the aid of a questionnaire using an interview format to eighty-one respondents. Descriptive and inferential analyses were used to analyse the data obtained. The result revealed that livestock production was the most engaging activities and findings showed that 90.1% of the respondents were into poultry production. Also, the result revealed that the level of the flood was high (61.73) among the women farmers, which mean that the floodaffected virtually all aspects of agricultural activities in the study area. Significant relationship between respondents’ agricultural activities and effect of flood (r = -0.151, p ≤ 0.05). The study concluded that flood had an adverse effect on women farmers despite engaging in various agricultural activities to minimize the effect in the study area. The government and the people should construct drainage in flood- affected areas and diversify a means of storing up excess water to avoid the damage caused by floods yearly.

How to Cite
OLAWALE JULIUS, ORISHANI, OLOBA , SHAIB-RAHIM, ENIOLA ,O, , S.O.,, Aluko. Effect of Flood on Women Farmers activities in Flood Prone Areas in Ibadan Metropolis, Oyo State, Nigeria. Global Journal of Human-Social Science Research, [S.l.], july 2020. ISSN 2249-460X. Available at: <https://socialscienceresearch.org/index.php/GJHSS/article/view/3269>. Date accessed: 22 oct. 2020.