Factors Influencing Adoption of Improved Cassava Processing Technologies by Rural Women in Enugu State, Nigeria


Department of Agricultural Extension, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria


he study examined factors influencing the adoption of improved cassava processing technologies. Interview schedule was used to collect information from 100 rural women involved in cassava processing. The average age of the respondents was 51 years and majority (77%) had formal education. The women’s main source of information on the improved cassava processing technologies was through the WIA (extension) agents. Years spent on formal education, household size and credit accessibility had significant and positive influence on adoption of the improved technologies. Age had a significant but negative influence while membership of social organization and number of extension contact had no significant influence on the adoption. The WIA (extension) agents should intensity their contact with the women. The women should be engaged in more training programmes to learn more about the improved cassava processing technologies in order to improve their livelihood.


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