International Journal of Agriculture Extension and Social Development
2022, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part A
Analysis of women empowerment in cassava production and processing as a means of household poverty status in Kuje area Council, Abuja
Nimzing Maryam Makcit, Sennuga Samson Olayemi and Ezinne Merianchris Emeana
In Kuje Area Council, Abuja, research was conducted to examine women's empowerment in cassava production as a means of reducing household poverty. The 100 respondents for the study were chosen using a simple random sampling procedure. The study's precise objectives were met using descriptive statistics. The average age of the responders was found to be 40.62. The majority of the respondents were married, with an average household size of 6.08 people. The majority of the respondents had a secondary education and an average of 6.12 years of experience. The respondents' average farm size was 2.47 hectares, with an annual income of N187,241.37. Demand for Cassava products is the most important factor influencing the intensity of Cassava production and processing in the research region, while the ADP is the most important source of empowerment initiative among women Cassava farmers. Access to inputs is the greatest impediment to women's empowerment in the research area. Government and even commercial extension groups should ensure that agro-inputs are widely available and accessible to women Cassava farmers, particularly in the study area, it was proposed. In addition, financial institutions should ensure that agro-loans are made available to women farmers and that gender obstacles that prevent women from accessing credit are addressed.
Nimzing Maryam Makcit, Sennuga Samson Olayemi, Ezinne Merianchris Emeana. Analysis of women empowerment in cassava production and processing as a means of household poverty status in Kuje area Council, Abuja. Int J Agric Extension Social Dev 2022;5(1):10-14. DOI: 10.33545/26180723.2022.v5.i1a.117