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World Journal of Agricultural Research. 2016, 4(4), 109-113
DOI: 10.12691/wjar-4-4-2
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Adoption of Improved Cassava Processing Technologies by Women Entrepreneur in South – West, Nigeria

Ehinmowo O.O1 and Fatuase A.I2,

1Department of Entrepreneurship Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure

2Department of Agricultural Technology, Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria

Pub. Date: May 19, 2016

Cite this paper:
Ehinmowo O.O and Fatuase A.I. Adoption of Improved Cassava Processing Technologies by Women Entrepreneur in South – West, Nigeria. World Journal of Agricultural Research. 2016; 4(4):109-113. doi: 10.12691/wjar-4-4-2

Abstract

The study examined factors influencing adoption of cassava processing technologies by women entrepreneur in South – West, Nigeria using primary data. A multistage sampling technique was used to select 373 respondents with the aid of a structured questionnaire. Descriptive statistics and probit regression model were used to analyse the data. Results revealed that majority (74%) of the women entrepreneur were under 50 years, 80% were married with an average age of 43 years. About 86.6% of the respondents had primary education with 51% of the respondents having 4 - 6 members per house. It further revealed that 67% of the women entrepreneur adopted improved technologies with cassava mechanical grater being the most used improved technology while the factors affecting adoption of the technologies were educational status, source of information, credit and raw material. It was also revealed that the challenges faced by the women entrepreneur were high cost of equipment, non-availability of the technologies, difficult to operate and lack of knowledge. The study concluded that there should be easy accessibility to improved technologies among women entrepreneurs.

Keywords:
adoption improved technologies cassava processing women entrepreneurs

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