Publisher: University of Calabar

Akamkpa Women Farmers’ Organization and Employment Creation In Akamkpa Local Government Area, Cross River State, Nigeria

Judith E. Otu, Charles A. Agada
KEYWORDS: Akamkpa Women Farmers’ Organization, employment creation and community development

ABSTRACT:

This paper investigated Akamkpa Women Farmers’ Organization and employment creation in Akamkpa Local Government Area, Cross River State, Nigeria. One hypothesis was formulated in the direction that there is no significant relationship between Akamkpa Women Farmers’ Organization and employment creation. The ex-post facto design was adopted and the questionnaire instrument was used to collect data for 231 respondents drawn from 750 membership of the Akamkpa Women Farmers’ Organization with the purposive sampling technique and the Morgan & Krejcie (1970) sample determination chart. The Pearson Product moment correlation coefficient statistical technique was used to test the hypothesis at 0.05 alpha level with 229 degrees of freedom. The findings revealed that Akamkpa Women Farmers’ Organization has significantly influenced employment generation to instigate community development. The study concluded that women be situated at the core of development agenda as they have proved to be important in all spheres of human endeavour. The study recommended that women should be encouraged to participate more strongly in business activities, and also have a right to membership and voting in labour and credit organization



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