Implications of Feminization of Agriculture on women farmers in Anambra State, Nigeria
Keywords:Feminization, women farmers, agriculture, new roles and implications, Nigeria
AbstractThe study surveyed 120 rural women in Anambra State, Nigeria. Majorityof women farmers had taken up new roles in agriculture which were in thepast regarded as male roles and included clearing of farmlands (93.3%),making of mounds and ridges (77.3%), planting of white yams (73.1%),harvesting of tree crops such as mango, oranges, cashew nut, etc(75.6%), among others. Some of the reasons indicated for taking up newroles in agriculture included increase in family responsibilities, increase inprices of food items and other household basic needs, rural-urbanmigration of men for white collar jobs, shortage of farm labour andeducation of children. The study recommends the need to formulateappropriate agricultural policies and programmes that will help to boosttheir productivity.
How to Cite
Ajani, E. N., & Igbokwe, E. M. (2011). Implications of Feminization of Agriculture on women farmers in Anambra State, Nigeria. Journal of Agricultural Extension, 15(1). Retrieved from https://journal.aesonnigeria.org/index.php/jae/article/view/133
General Extension and Teaching Methods