Research Journal of Applied Sciences

Year: 2018
Volume: 13
Issue: 1
Page No. 5 - 9

Agricultural Extension Services and Food Production Among Esan Rural Women Farmers in Edo State, Nigeria

Authors : M.I. Ozoya, P.A. Edewor, T.C. Iruonagbe and I.A. Chiazor

Abstract: The need to boost food production has been on the front burner in recent time. One avenue through which farmers in many contexts have been assisted to increase their food production capacity is through their access to agricultural extension services. Data relating to the extent to which Esan rural women farmers have benefited from this remarkable practice remains scarce in literature. This study was conducted to fill that gap. Primary data were collected through quantitative and qualitative methods. Respondents for the quantitative data consisted of 457 rural women farmers. Qualitative data was conducted with the use of In-Depth Interview (IDI) and Focused Group Discussions (FGDs). Quantitative data were analyzed with the use of descriptive statistics while content analysis was employed for qualitative data. Findings showed that only 0.2% of the respondents had accessed agricultural extension services in the study area. It was concluded that Esan rural women farmers lack access to agricultural extension services. Some recommendations were made based on findings.

How to cite this article:

M.I. Ozoya, P.A. Edewor, T.C. Iruonagbe and I.A. Chiazor, 2018. Agricultural Extension Services and Food Production Among Esan Rural Women Farmers in Edo State, Nigeria. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 13: 5-9.

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