Effectiveness of the Transfer and Utilization of Odourless Cassava Fufu Flour Processing Technology among Rural Women in Abia State, Nigeria

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N. M. Ekweanya
I. M. Nwachukwu
G. E. Ifenkwe

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The study investigated the effectiveness of transfer and utilization of odourless cassava fufu flour processing technology among rural women in Abia, State, Nigeria. A purposive and multistage random sampling procedure was used to select a sample of 120 respondents across the State. Data were collected through interview schedule and focus group discussion. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to realized and test data. Respondents had a mean age of 40 years, majority of the women farmers (84.4%) were aware of the technology. Results of the mean (  2.87) of the respondents indicated that the transfer agents were not very effective in transferring the technology. On effectiveness of utilization, a pooled mean of  3.0 indicated an effective utilization. Respondents’ age, educational level, farm size, and out-put, were determinants of utilization of the odourless cassava fufu flour processing technology in Abia State. There was a significant relationship between farmers utilization and contact with transfer agencies at (R2 0718, P <0.05). The study recommended more visitations by the transfer agencies to the respondents. Also, timely provision of technology module and regular training to beneficiaries in Abia, State in order to enhance the rate of utilization of the technology.

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Ekweanya, N. M., Nwachukwu, I. M., & Ifenkwe, G. E. . (2020). Effectiveness of the Transfer and Utilization of Odourless Cassava Fufu Flour Processing Technology among Rural Women in Abia State, Nigeria . JCCR | Journal of Community & Communication Research, 5(2), 91-96. Retrieved from https://jccr.sccdr.org.ng/index.php/jccr/article/view/63
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