Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science
September 2012 Vol. 1(7), pp 186-190
Copyright © 2012 Global Advanced Research Journals

 

Full Length Research Paper

Extent of Rural Women Participation and Decision Making in Seed Production Activities

Dawit Tsegaye*, Tadesse Dessalegn, Ahmed Yimam and Minilek Kefale

Bahir Dar University, P.O. Box 79, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

*Corresponding author E-mail: d_tsegaye@yahoo.com

Accepted 21 August, 2012

Abstract

Rural women play a pivotal role in agricultural and rural economies in all developing countries. They play key roles by working with full passion in production of crops right from the soil preparation till post harvest activities. The study focused on role of rural women in seed production and their decision making in Northwest of Amhara region, Ethiopia. Five villages were selected on the basis of their experiences in seed production and marketing. Fifty married women farmers, ten from each village, were selected by using simple random sampling technique. Interview schedule was used to obtain information from rural women on their socio-economic characteristics, their participation in seed production activities and their role in various decision making areas. Descriptive statistics was used to analyze the data collected. Result showed that only 14% of the respondents accessed formal trainings on seed production and management indicated the male domination in benefiting from trainings and extension services. The result depicted that 98%, 92%, 84%, 82% and 80% of the respondents participated and engaged in weeding, organic fertilizers preparation, inputs transport to farm, fertilizer applications and harvesting, respectively. However, their participation was limited on ploughing (14%) and crop protection activities (34%). The roles of women in final decision making on purchase/sell of farm implements (6%) was quite minimal. Their extent of participation in decision making for most of seed production activities is limited only on consultation. Therefore, serious attention and integrated support should be given for rural women to improve their position in decision making.

Keywords: Decision making, participation, rural women, seed production.

 

Related Articles


Original Research Articles
Camilus Bassey Ben
The Role of Rural Women Farmers in Household Food Security in Cross River State, Nigeria
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Agric. Sci. March 2015 Vol: 4(3): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (148 KB)
Florence Undiyaundeye A
Menopause in women: implication for counseling
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Agric. Sci. February 2013 Vol: 2(2): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (148 KB)
Shimaa A. Badawy
Evaluation of WARM model for simulating some rice varieties in Northern Delta
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Agric. Sci. October 2019 Vol: 8(9): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (725 KB)
Uche, Okala A, Okoye, Uzoma O, Uche Ijeoma B
Sustainable community development An insight into the Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC community development projects in Abia State
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Agric. Sci. December 2014 Vol: 3(12): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (121 KB)
Tahmoores Behrouzinia
A historical review on labour force experience of minority groups in Australia: Case study of Muslims, 1981-2001
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Agric. Sci. December 2016 Vol: 5(2): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (375 KB)
Araya Mebrahtu Teka
Does Participation Of Women On Micro And Small Scale Enterprises Address Poverty In Northern Ethiopia Evidences From Adwa Aksum And Shire Towns
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Agric. Sci. May 2014 Vol: 3(5): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (0 KB)

Current Issue

Viewing Options

View Full Article - PDF
Download Full Article - PDF

Search for Articles

Dawit Tsegaye on Google Scholar
Dawit Tsegaye on Pubmed
Tadesse Dessalegn on Google Scholar
Tadesse Dessalegn on Pubmed
Ahmed Yimam on Google Scholar
Ahmed Yimam on Pubmed
Minilek Kefale on Google Scholar
Minilek Kefale on Pubmed

Statistics

Viewed 2120
Printed 641
Downloaded 2446
Powered By iPortal Works