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A study of women farmers’ agricultural information needs and accessibility: A case study of Apa Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria

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dc.contributor.author Okwu, O. J
dc.contributor.author Umoru, B. I.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-09T10:58:25Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-09T10:58:25Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri https://internationalscholarsjournals.org/download.php?id=933779678031571810.pdf&type=application/pdf&op=1
dc.identifier.uri http://awdflibrary.org:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/941
dc.description.abstract The study was aimed at determining women farmers’ agricultural information needs and accessibility, using Apa local government area of Benue State as a case study. A sample size of 70 women farmers was initially taken for the study but only data for 65 respondents were analyzed. Simple random sampling technique was used for the sample selection and questionnaire was used to elicit information from the respondents. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were used for data analysis. The result showed highest information needs in the areas of pesticides and fertilizer applications and improved farm implements. Husbands, fellow women and mass media were the main sources of agricultural information to women farmers and accessibility of information from these sources was relatively high. Age, educational level and income of women farmers showed significant relationships with their accessibility to agricultural information at 5% level of significance. It is recommended that enough information should be provided in the needed areas and women adult literacy and economic empowerment programmes should be given serious attention to enhance their access to needed agricultural information. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher African Journal of Gender and Women Studies en_US
dc.subject Applications en_US
dc.subject questionnaire en_US
dc.subject Benue en_US
dc.subject empowerment en_US
dc.subject women farmers en_US
dc.subject information needs and accessibility en_US
dc.title A study of women farmers’ agricultural information needs and accessibility: A case study of Apa Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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