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Assessment of Accessibility of Women in Fish Processing to Extension Activities in Lagos State, Nigeria

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Author Jaji, M. F. O
ISSN 2225-7217
On Pages 786-792
Volume No. 3
Issue No. 8
Issue Date September 01, 2013
Publishing Date September 01, 2013
Keywords Accessibility, Extension Activities, Fish Processing, Lagos State, Women



Abstract

The study assessed the accessibility of women involved in fish processing in Lagos State, Nigeria to extension activities, it examined the personal characteristics of the women in fish processing; investigated the approach through which the improved technologies are transferred to the women in fish processing; determined packages of the improved technologies. The study was carried out in eight purposively selected villages out of the fifty fishing villages in Lagos state, structured interview schedule was administered on two hundred and eight women in fish processing selected through the simple random sampling technique. Descriptive statistics like frequency counts, percentages, and charts were used to analyze the data. Chi-square (x˛) and correlation analysis inferential statistics were used to determine the association among some variables. The results indicated that majority of the women in fish processing (76.1%) were between the age range 21 – 50 years. Most (90%) of the women in fish processing had one form of education or the other. Most of the women (90.4%) were married with 56.94percent having family size of an average of five persons. All the respondents were members of social associations, with 30.14 percent holding offices in the various associations. Only 45% had contact with extension agents. Majority of the women had been in the enterprise for more than five years, while 50.72 percent of the women were in low socio-economic status. Significant associations exist between accessibility to extension activities and age (x˛= 22.45, p< 0.05); level of Education (x˛= 28.87, p< 0.05); social organizations’ membership (x˛= 13.72, p< 0.05). Towards an improvement in the level of accessibility to improved techniques by the respondents, it is recommended that effort be made to have more contacts between the women in fish processing and the extension workers in Lagos State


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