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Greener Journal of  Agricultural Sciences Vol. 3 (8), pp. 618-622, August 2013.

 ISSN: 2276-7770 

Research Paper

Manuscript Number:071113718

 

Assessment: Overview from Women Farmers in Anambra State, Nigeria

 

Obiora C. J.

 

Department of Agricultural Extension, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

 

Email: chyjoy_obiora @ yahoo.com


Abstract:

The study assessed the needs of women farmers in Anambra State, Nigeria. A sample of 120 respondents who were randomly selected was used. Data were collected through interview schedule and analysed with percentage and mean scores. The results show that the women were middle aged (34%), fairly literate (36%), have household size of between 4-6 persons (61%) and have been in farming business for a period of between 10-19 years (45%). Information on climate change adaptation (M=3.4), information on climate change mitigation (M=3.2), meteorological information (M=3.0), improved extension services (M=3.0), timely distribution of fertilizer (M=3.0), improved breeds of animal (M=2.9), improved varieties of crops (M=2.9) and subsidized Information Communication Technology facilities e.g cell phones, radio etc (M=2.6) were some of the needs of the women. It recommends that Anambra State Agricultural Development Programme should re-strategize and come up with effective means of bringing climate change adaptation, mitigation and metrological information to the women farmers thereby meeting their needs.
 
Keywords: Needs, assessment, women farmers, Anambra State.

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