keywords: Accessed, differentials, ginger, quantities, resources, yield
The objectives of the study were to describe the major sources of resources accessed by the respondents in the study area, as well as the adequacy of the resources. A sample of 129 male and 121 female farmers were randomly selected for the study; while primary data were obtained by the use of questionnaire. Result showed majority (97%) of male farmers had access to land as compared to the female (40%) farmers. Access to credit was a problem in the study area as 51% of the male and only 40% of the female farmers reportedly had access to credit. The quantity of ginger seeds acquired for planting was found to vary among the male and female farmers. Sixty percent (60%) of the male farmers acquire 2000 kg and above, while none of the female farmers could afford this quantity. The maximum quantity of seeds the female farmers could afford was between 1001 – 1500 kg, which is low when compared to the male farmers. Resources were not adequately used by farmer, owing to a range of reasons which include limited use of modern technological inputs, such as improved ginger seeds, inorganic fertilizers, and poor access to credit. Therefore, the need for government to increase in the provision of modern technological inputs and the purchasing price of these resources should be subsidized which can improve ginger production.