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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 8 | Page No.: 1206-1211
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2007.1206.1211
 
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Performance of the Women-in-Agriculture Project in Borno State During and after the World Bank Support

Sabo Elizabeth

Abstract:
This study compared the performance of the Women-In-Agriculture (WIA) programme in Borno State, Nigeria during and after World Bank funding, 1989-1995 and 1996-2003, respectively. Structured questionnaires were administered to 20 randomly selected WIA agents of Borno State Agricultural Development Programme. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The analysis revealed that most of the WIA activities during the World Bank funding period recorded a high performance index, such as establishment of Small Plot Adoption Techniques (SPAT) (73.10%), establishment of cottage industries (75%) and number of field visits made by the WIA agents (68%). However, after the World Bank funding period, most target set were not achieved, recording (0) achievement rate in (5) activities, such as establishment of cottage industries and equipment of the fortnightly training centers. Based on these findings, it is recommended that funding of the WIA project by the World Bank, Federal, State and Local government should be reactivated. The government should ensure access of women farmers to extension services, inputs and training opportunities.
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Sabo Elizabeth , 2007. Performance of the Women-in-Agriculture Project in Borno State During and after the World Bank Support. Journal of Applied Sciences, 7: 1206-1211.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2007.1206.1211

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2007.1206.1211

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