Accessibility and use of relevant information by farmers will improve the capacity of farmers to manage the risks associated with climate change and variability. The aim of this study is to assess the role of gender in information accessibility and use by agroforestry farmers in Oyo state, Nigeria. The study was conducted in 2018 among agroforestry farmers in Oyo state Nigeria. Data used for the study was collected using structured questionnaire and focus group discussion. The data obtained were qualitatively analysed using STATA statistical package. Result from the study showed significant different in the percentage of male respondent that have access to information when compared to female, 67% of male respondents have access to credit facilities compare to 33% of females. Result shows that 10% of male farmers were cultivating on borrowed land, compared to 15% female farmers, 40% of male farmers purchased their land compared to 35% of female. Higher percentage (25%) of female was on rented land, compared to the male farmers (20%). The result also showed significant difference in inherited land with (25%) of males inheriting land compared to (5%) of females. Climate information and accessibility result shows that 65% of male respondents have knowledge of climate change compare with 47% of female respondents that have knowledge of climate change. The study concluded that there is need to develop policies and interventions that can improve the potentials of female farmers to access facilities and information to enhance productivity and reduce risk associated with climate change.
Key Words: Climate change, Credit facilities, Land, Information