Physically Challenge People’s Accessibility to Productive Resources: Dream or Reality: A Case Study of Southwestern Nigeria.

Saturday, 21 July 2018
Distributed Paper
Sunday OGUNJIMI, Federal University Oye-Ekiti,Nigeria, Nigeria
Abiodun AJALA, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria
Dorcas ALABI, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
Inequality in distribution of productive resources has adverse effect of sustainable livelihood for Physically Challenge People (PCP). This study assess Physically Challenge People’s access to productive resources such as ownership of land, livestock or other agricultural resources; management of agricultural resources; use of financial services and other inputs for agriculture; access to education, knowledge and skills related to agriculture; and participation in agricultural labour activities, social service and health. Specifically, the study examine PCP assess to productive, constraints to PCP access productive resources and propose effective strategy to address the constraints.. One hundred and five respondents that belong to physically challenged associations were interviewed through the use of structured interview schedule. Data analyses were carried out using frequency counts, percentages, mean, standard deviation and correlation. Results of the study shows that more males were found in this category compared to females, and they were of productive age. Majority was illiterate and relevant pieces of information were sourced from relatives and friends. All the PCP claimed that access to productive resources were of necessity for sustainable livelihood but in real sense it has turn to ordinary dream. Most of the PCP claimed that the productive resources such as education and information, training, appropriate technology and social welfare were not provided and those one provided were inadequate. Positive and significant correlation exists between PCP access to productive resources and socio-economic characteristics such as education and income source of information at p ≤ 0.05. In conclusion, there is the need to create enabling environment through provision of adequate productive resources in order to make life meaningful for PCP.