2016 | 4(42) | 463–470
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A disaggregated measures approach of poverty status of farming households in Kwara state, Nigeria

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Zdezagregowane pomiary ubóstwa wśród gospodarstw rolnych w Stanie Kwara w Nigerii
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In a bid to strengthen the agricultural sector in Nigeria, the Kwara State Government invited thirteen Zimbabwean farmers to participate in agricultural production in Kwara State in 2004. The main objective of this study therefore was to examine the effect of the activities of these foreign farmers on local farmers’ poverty status. A questionnaire was administered on the heads of farming households. A total of 240 respondents were used for the study, which was comprised of 120 contact and 120 non-contact heads of farming households. The analytical tools employed included descriptive statistics and the Foster, Greer and Thorbecke method. The result indicated that the non-contact farming households are poorer than the contact farming households. Using the disaggregated poverty profile, poverty is most severe among the age group of above 60 years. The intensity of poverty is also higher among the married group than the singles. Based on the education level, poverty seems to be most severe among those without any formal education. It is therefore recommended that a minimum of secondary school education should be encouraged among the farming households to prevent higher incidence of poverty in the study area.
W ramach starań o wzmocnienie sektora rolniczego w Nigerii w 2004 roku władze stanu Kwara zaprosiły trzynastu zimbabweńskich rolników do udziału w stanowej produkcji rolnej. Głównym celem badania była analiza wpływu działalno- ści zagranicznych rolników na poziom ubóstwa wśród rolników lokalnych. Kwestionariusz skierowano do osób zarządzających gospodarstwami rolnymi. W badaniu udział wzięło 240 respondentów, w tym 120 mających styczność z działalnością zagranicznych rolników i 120 takich, którzy nie mają z nią styczności. Wykorzystano następujące narzędzia analityczne: statystykę opisową oraz metodę Fostera-Greera-Thorbecka. Zgodnie z uzyskanymi wynikami gospodarstwa rolne pozostające poza enklawą zagranicznych rolników były biedniejsze niż te w jej zasięgu. Według zdezagregowanego pomiaru ubóstwa bieda mocno dotyka osoby z grupy wiekowej powyżej 60 lat. Intensywność ubóstwa jest wyższa także u osób w związku małżeńskim niż stanu wolnego. Ubóstwo wydaje się również bardziej dotkliwe wśród osób nieposiadających oficjalnego wykształcenia. Zaleca się zatem wsparcie uzyskiwania minimalnego wykształcenia średniego przez pracowników gospodarstw rolnych, by zapobiec poszerzaniu zasięgu ubóstwa na badanym obszarze.
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