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Indigenous knowledge practices and the role of gender in rice production in Ini, Nigeria

IA Akpabio
GO Akankpo


This study documents indigenous knowledge practices of rice farmers in Ini, South-South Nigeria, and also ascertains the role of gender in the whole production process. The ultimate aim of the study is to provide information, to assist the Northern Akwa-Ibom Swamp Resources Development Programme (NASRDP) to actualize its mandate to revitalize rice production in the State. It has been revealed that male and female gender play complementary roles in the rice production process and that both should be targets of extension offerings, in aid of improved rice production. Recommendations are also proffered for effective programme implementation.