Significant Role Of Rural Women In Agriculture

Over the years in Nigeria rural women have established defined roles in agriculture; they are involved in agricultural production, process and utilization. They are affected by social-economic factors that hinder the advancement of agriculture and poverty alleviation; these factors include education, access to social infrastructures, and daily income.  Lack of specific policies that do not support and protect the rural women give rise to high levels of poverty, illiteracy and non-involvement in the design and planning of programs and policies, therefore policies and services designed to women in the value chains should be developed. Despite the important roles they play in agricultural economies, rural women are the most visible to face poverty even when livelihoods and self-sustenance in rural areas are guaranteed as a result of their great efforts in agricultural production. However, they have to cover other needs, such as health care, paying for the education of their children Read More