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Title:The Significance of Women in Nigerian Agriculture
Author:Famoriyo, Segun
Periodical:African Notes: Bulletin of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:rural women
Development and Technology
Labor and Employment
Cultural Roles
Sex Roles
Status of Women
Abstract:Particularly since the late 1970s, it has increasingly been recognized that it is necessary to improve the status of rural women, the more so in view of their importance in the rural economy of less developed countries. In Nigeria, however, it seems that the need to improve rural women's position is, at best, still considered (if at all) as a social welfare function. This may be because there has been a lack of conceptualization of the crucial factors that should be considered. These include the need for documentation on the role of women in rural development, the need to integrate rural women in particular into the agricultural and national economy, the need to improve the legal status of women in relation to rights of access to land, the need for some form of organization, such as cooperatives, conducive to the improvement of women's status, and the need to improve women's access to education, health and nutrition. From these considerations, the suggestions that emerge follow accordingly. Ref.