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Training needs of women vegetable farmers in Akinyele local government area of Oyo state, Nigeria

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O T Yekinni ,

University of Ibadan, Ibadan, NG
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Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
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M I Oguntade

Institute of Agricultural Research & Training, Apata, Ibadan, NG
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Department of Agricultural Technology
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Abstract

The need to strengthen the intellectual capabilities of women in their enterprises is important so as to improve their capacities to contribute to household and national development. Any of such intervention should be based on knowledge of the situation to be meaningful. The study assessed the training needs of women farmers on vegetable productions. The study was carried out in Akinyele local government area of Oyo state, Nigeria. Multistage sampling procedure was used to obtain primary data from 120 women farmers cultivating vegetable in the local government area. The data was analysed using descriptive statistics such as frequency and percentages while binomial logit regression model was used to analyse the variables in the hypothesis of the study. The result of the analysis revealed that the mean age of the women vegetable farmers was 46.45 years and areas of training needs identified by the women were in the areas of chemical weed control, fertiliser selection/rate/application, compost manure preparation. The result of the binomial logit analysis established that involvement in food crop production significantly influenced the training needs of women vegetable farmers (β=-0.274, p=0.040). The study emphasised the need for the extension agencies to design adequate training programme to meet the needs of women vegetable farmers in the areas of identified training deficiencies.


Tropical Agricultural Research and Extension 17(1): 2014: page 38-44
How to Cite: Yekinni, O.T. & Oguntade, M.I., (2015). Training needs of women vegetable farmers in Akinyele local government area of Oyo state, Nigeria. Tropical Agricultural Research and Extension. 17(1), pp.38–44. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/tare.v17i1.5296
Published on 25 Aug 2015.
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