Abstract

This paper assessed the contributions of alternative income sources, other than farming, adopted by rural women, to understand their implication for poverty reduction. The study drew a sample of 382 rural women through a systematic sampling technique stratified into; women who engaged in farming activities only as their source of income on the one hand and women who engaged in farming and non-farm activities as their source of income. Data obtained were analyzed using relevant statistical packages and the Foster Greer Thorbecke (FGT) (1984) poverty measures. When total mean income of women that diversified their income was compared to those that were in farming alone, results established that there was significant difference between the incomes of women that adopted both farming and non-farming activities and those that were into farming alone, with poverty rates of 77.5% for the former and 80% for the later.

How to Cite
NNEKA, Onyebuchi. Income Contribution of Non-Farm Activities towards Povertyreduction among Rural Women in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Nigeria. Global Journal of Human-Social Science Research, [S.l.], jan. 2021. ISSN 2249-460X. Available at: <https://socialscienceresearch.org/index.php/GJHSS/article/view/3506>. Date accessed: 07 mar. 2021.