PERCEIVED ROLE OF WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE ON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN IMO STATE, NIGERIA
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The study investigated perceived role of women in agriculture and in community development in Imo State. The Descriptive survey design was used for the study and the population of the study was two thousand one hundred and twenty eight (2,128) women in agricultural extension programme selected from 8 LGAs in Imo State. The study was guided by three research questions. The sample size is 198 respondents. A-24 items researchers structured questionnaire was used to elicit information from the respondents. The Pearson Products Moment Correlation Co-efficient was used to establish reliability index of 0.72. Data collected for the study was analyzed using mean statistics. The findings of the study revealed among others; women in agriculture produce food stuffs that are consumed in Imo State. Agricultural productions generally promote women’s economic status and participation in community development in Imo State. Based on the findings, the study recommends among others things; trained adult Educators in agriculture should be giving chance in the training and organizing workshops for the farmers in the rural communities in various areas of agricultural tasks and needs, in order to achieve excellent prospects in agriculture.
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