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Title:Assessment of community empowerment and women involvement components in national 'Fadama' II project in Ogun State, Nigeria
Author:Apantaku, Samson O.
Year:2008
Periodical:Journal of Social Development in Africa (ISSN 1012-1080)
Volume:23
Issue:2
Pages:107-126
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:community development
empowerment
women
agricultural development
Abstract:The second National 'Fadama' Development Project (NFDP II or 'Fadama' II) was initiated by the Nigerian Federal Government to address some of the factors that had militated against a full realization of the potential benefits of agricultural production activities in the first National Fadama Development Project. 'Fadama' is a Hausa term for irrigable lands or flood plains. The main objective of 'Fadama' II was to increase the incomes of 'fadama' users through empowering communities to take charge of their own development agenda and by reducing conflict among 'fadama' resource users and supporting improved management and increased food production. Also the problem of the low involvement of women was to be addressed. Research for the present paper was carried out in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State, Nigeria, where 'Fadama' II has been operational for the past three years. The paper concludes that 'Fadama' II in this area has successfully achieved the community empowerment and women involvement components of community-driven development, and has also positively impacted on the level of income of the project's beneficiaries. Bibliogr., notes, sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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