Impact of improved chicken production on intra-household decisionmaking among fisherfolks in the Kainji Lake Basin, Nigeria
Livestock Research for Rural Development
UK Department for International Development (DFID) Nigeria, British High Commission, 10 Bobo Street, Maitama Abuja, Nigeria
Two household decision outcomes were measured namely, the probability that a wife would take decisions on managing her own extra income and income from the sale of chickens, using the Logit model in a study carried out among 120 fisherfolks in four fishing villages on the shorelines of the Kainji Lake, Nigeria. Results show that in about 43% of the households, wives control their own extra income while about 29% said it was jointly controlled. In about the same proportion (28%) control is solely by the husbands. Younger and better-educated wives, wives with more marketing experience before marriage, and those with older husbands are more likely to take decisions on managing extra income by themselves. Although positively related to decision making processes by wives, keeping improved chickens is not significant. However, the expected probability points to a potential towards increase in sole decision by wives on managing income by her with an increase in the keeping of improved chickens.