Beneficiary Perceptions of Gender Specific Extension Delivery Service in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

  • Iniobong Aniefiok Akpabio University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria


Women play major roles in agricultural production although only an estimated 5 percent actually benefit from mainstream extension activities. The Gender Specific Extension Delivery Service was instituted to remedy this trend. This study was an attempt to document women beneficiaries' perceptions on the effectiveness of the extension outreach mechanism. Findings reveal an overall positive beneficiary perception. Analyses however reveal a number of institutional limitations which require remedial action for increased effectiveness. Recommendations are proffered in this light.
Gender & Behaviour Vol.3 2005: 396-405

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