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The role of women in catfish marketing value addition in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State

Matthew O. Abiola, Friday. E Omoregbee, Godbless A. Okogba, J.A. Adeyeye

Abstract


The study examined the role of women in catfish marketing value addition in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State, Nigeria. Multistage sampling technique was used to select four communities: Isihor, Evbomore, Ekheoba and Odigi. This was followed by random sampling of one central market in each community and fifteen respondents were sampled randomly from each central market in each community giving a total sample size of sixty respondents. Data were analyzed using mean, percentages gamma, chi square and Pearson product moment correlation. The result indicated that women created value addition through processing, preservation, packaging of catfish and location and time value addition through storage of dried catfish and hawking along the road. The outcome indicated that women played a vital role in catfish marketing value addition in the studied areas. It is recommended that catfish can be used as women empowerment programme through training on value addition and establishment of each value addition point as small business for unemployed women

Keywords: Value Addition, Catfish, Women




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