ASSESSMENT OF POULTRY WOMEN AGRIPRENEURS PERCEPTIONS ON THE CAUSES OF INSURGENCY IN YOBE STATE, NIGERIA
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Keywords

Insurgency
Perception
Poultry
Women Agripreneurs

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Saleh, R. A., Tidy, A. S., Murtala, N., & Bose, A. A. (2023). ASSESSMENT OF POULTRY WOMEN AGRIPRENEURS PERCEPTIONS ON THE CAUSES OF INSURGENCY IN YOBE STATE, NIGERIA. Journal of Agricultural Economics, Environment and Social Sciences, 9(2), 1-11. Retrieved from https://jaeess.com.ng/index.php/jaeess/article/view/182

Abstract

The study assessed the perceptions of poultry women agripreneurs on the causes of insurgency in Yobe State, Nigeria. Multi-stage sampling procedure involving snowball sampling techniques were employed in selecting 300 poultry women agripreneurs. Primary data were collected with the aid of structured questionnaire and analysed using descriptive statistics. The study revealed that 38.4% of the poultry agripreneurs fell within the age range of 35-44 years in the insurgency area while 29.9% fall within the age range of 45-54 years in the non-insurgency area. Most of the women agripreneurs (70.7%) in poultry production were formally educated, about 86.7% were married amongst the poultry agripreneurs with majority (65.5% and 81.2%) had years of experience of 1-10 years both in the insurgency and the non- insurgency area. The results revealed that 41.3% of the poultry agripreneurs in insurgency areas and 68.8% in non-insurgency areas engage in crop farming as their other source of income. Results on level of perception of poultry women agripreneurs revealed that prevalent of poverty has the highest mean score (4.57), this is followed by level of unemployment (4.56). The least perceived cause was lack of parental care with a mean value of 4.34. The overall mean value of perceived cause of insurgency was 4.49. Meanwhile the severe constraints are unavailability of inputs (3.41) and unavailability of credits (72.8%) during the insurgency. The study concluded that poverty, unemployment and wrong religious education are the causes of the insurgency. The study recommended that all community leaders should be cautioned against wrong teachings and the Government should empower women economically. This can be achieved through training of women in entrepreneurial skills acquisition, giving out soft loans to enable women with good business ideas to start up.

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