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