Abuja Journal of Agriculture and Environment (AJAE)

ANALYSIS OF DEGREE OF ASSOCIATION BETWEEN BIRTH CONTROL PRACTICES AND FAMILY FARM LABOUR DECISION IN RURAL COMMUNITIES IN GWAGWALADA AREA COUNCIL, FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY, NIGERIA
Author(s): Maduekwe, I. M., *Biam. C. K , and Okutue, N., and Agbonika, D. A.
Volume/Issue: Volume 3 , Issue 1 (2023)

ABSTRACT:

This study analysed the degree of association between birth control practices and family farm labour decision in rural communities in Gwagwalada Area Council, FCT, Nigeria. The sampling technique was applied in multi-stage. Cross-sectional data were collected using structured questionnaire and were analyzed using descriptive statistics. The result shows that most of the farmers were women (52.5 percent) and 65 percent have family size of 6-10 members. It also reveals that 42.5 percent farmers had their primary education and 53.8 percent of the respondents have 31 year experience in farming. It reveals that 90 percent of farming families have knowledge of the different birth control practices and 58.8 percent know more of withdrawal method of birth control among others. It reveals that 46.9 percent mostly used withdrawal method. It reveals that 96percent of the farming families accepted that family farm labour decision is based on number of family farm hands and 50 percent provided family farm hands. It also shows that family farm hands were used for planting (61.3 percent), weed management/fertilizer application (53.8 percent), and harvesting/handling (56.2 percent). The result reveals that there is positive and significant correlation (.301** p>0.01) between male and female condom and household size. It also reveals that there is negative and significant correlation (-.245* p>0.05) between withdrawal method and planting operation. It further reveals that there is positive and significant correlation (.245* p>0.05)between injectables and planting operation. The study recommended that the development of male contraceptives will increase the prevention of unintended pregnancies.

KEYWORDS:

Family farm, labour, birth control, rural community