Effects of Enterprise Skills Training for Women Processing Cassava (Gari) in Asa Local Government Area of Kwara State

AWOYEMI, Samson Oyebode, FADAYOMI, Akinwumi Festus, AFOLABI, Olushola Festus, AKINYEKE, Francis


This study was designed to estimate the effect of training among the rural women processing Gari in Asa Local Government Area of Kwara state, Nigeria.  Primary data was used and purposive sampling procedure was adopted for the population of women involved at any stage of Gari processing activities.  A total of 232 respondents were interviewed the data collected were analyzed using both descriptive and inferential analytical techniques.  Findings revealed that these women specialized in various activities of Gari making process that is about 49.1% specialized in frying while 10.8% were engaged in peeling grinding and Jacking of peeled cassava and about 22.8% of them were involved in marketing of the finished products.  It was also discovered that statistical significance difference exist between those women who had opportunity to be trained compare with those that has not been exposed to any form of  training, in terms of increased income generation and employment creation. In conclusion, We recommend that policy Makers need to ensure that agriculture and Enterprise Training be made prominent in Government interventions.

Keywords: Enterprise Training, Gari, Cassava

DOI: 10.7176/EJBM/13-14-04

Publication date:July 31st 2021

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