Gender Disparities in Utilization of Agricultural Information by Small Scale Farming Households in Ambo District of West Shewa Zone

Journal of Science and Sustainable Development

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Title Gender Disparities in Utilization of Agricultural Information by Small Scale Farming Households in Ambo District of West Shewa Zone
 
Creator Hailu, Serkalem
Abebe, Workneh
 
Subject Agricultural information; households; gender disparity;reproductive role; small scale farming; women farmers
 
Description Gender disparity in utilizing agricultural information affects the agricultural productivity of male and female households. Thus, this  study was carried out to examine the gender disparities in utilizating agricultural informaation by small scale farming households in Ambo district. To achieve the objective of the study, both primary and secondary sources of data were used. Data were collected using semi-structured interview schedule, key informant interviews and  focus group discussions; and  analysed using descriptive satatistics and description. The study revealed that the majority of the farmers rely on informal sources of information from neighbors, friends and colleagues rather than from the extension workers. Particularily, information sources of women did not enable them to get adequate and reliable information. It cloud be attributed to less mobility of women to access information, women  responsibilities for household and child-rearing activities and workload.  Gender disparity made great difference in using agricultural information for farmers since mostly women are playing a reproductive role. Therefore, improving participation of women farmers in various areas of extension programmes could facilitate empowering farm women for better utilization of agricultural information
 
Publisher Ambo University
 
Date 2019-08-22
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
text
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://aujssd.ethernet.edu.et/index.php/jssd/article/view/134
10.20372/au.jssd.7.2.2019.0134
 
Source Journal of Science and Sustainable Development; Vol. 7 No. 2 (2019)
2414-4479
2304-2702
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://aujssd.ethernet.edu.et/index.php/jssd/article/view/134/96
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Authors
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
 

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