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Women Involvement in Large-Scale Agricultural Production and Information Utilization

Madu, Evarest C. and Iroaganachi, Mercy A. (2005) Women Involvement in Large-Scale Agricultural Production and Information Utilization. African Journal of Education and Information Management, 7 (1). ISSN 1119 - 4219

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The aim of this study is to identify the place of women in the use of information in large scale agricultural development process in ljaye community of Akinyele Local Government Area of Qvo State. This is with a view to providing valuable data for government. NGOs and other Policy making bodies, to guide in developing the agricultural development programmes. Two hundred am/forty copies of a questionnaire were administered t(! respondents. which include women farmers and extension workers. Also data were collected through the focus group discussion oral interview and existing comparative literature. It was revealed that only a very small percentage of women farmer were involved in fairly large-scale agriculture. Factors responsible for this include non-allocation of land to women, lack of relevant information on agriculture and lack of funds. Nevertheless the very few that were engaged in farming utilize the information at their disposal maximally.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2015 19:37
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2015 19:37

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