International Journal of Agriculture Extension and Social Development
2021, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A
Selected factors influencing rural women in adoption of improved agricultural technologies in Enugu state, Nigeria
Odoemelam LE and Okorie NU
This study investigated the factors that influence agricultural technology adoption among women in Enugu State. Multistage sampling procedure was used in the selection of 135 respondents from the three agricultural zones in the State. Data for the study were collected using structured questionnaire and focus group discussion. Data generated were analysed using descriptive statistics, like frequency distributors and mean scores. Multiple regression was used to determine the factors influencing the adoption of the technologies. Major results indicated that age, marital status, access to credit and extension services were significantly related to adoption of technologies. Therefore, the study recommends that policy makers should increase female access to productive resources, extension services and training programme on agricultural based practices.