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Title:Nigeria's Rural Women in Agricultural Development
Author:Igbozurike, M.
Periodical:African Notes: Bulletin of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:rural women
Cultural Roles
Development and Technology
Sex Roles
Abstract:Self-sufficiency in food seems to have eluded Nigeria to date. This problem will continue to defy all solution as long as Nigeria's agricultural and development policies and strategies are conceived and executed in such a way that they marginalize peasant women who constitute the bulk of the agro-rural population. Nigerian women have been exploited in the traditional precolonial era, and colonial and postcolonial situations have worsened this exploitation. The issue of rural poverty and the exploitation of rural women requires a multipronged attack. There is a need for the problem of women to be put on the research agenda, for progressive land reform, for more effective use of women's labour for food production, for the involvement of women in agricultural development projects, for improved access of women to modern agricultural inputs, and for reducing the drudgery of domestic chores in order to make women more productive. Ref.