International Journal of Innovative Agriculture & Biology Research 3(1):1-5, Jan-Mar 2015 (ISSN:2354-2934)
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EFFECT OF PRESIDENTIAL INITIATIVE ON CASSAVA IN ALLEVIATING POVERTY AMONG RURAL WOMEN IN DELTA CENTRAL SENATORIAL
1ONWUDIWE, N., 2AKARAKIRI, C.N., 3AGBARAJO, C., 4ONOTHOJA, E., 5AGIDI E.K & 6OYIBO, A.A
1Department of Crop Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 410001, Nigeria.
2Home Economics Dept, Ufoma Mixed Secondary School, Sapele, Delta State.
3Funmilayo Agbarhro Model School, Agbarhro.
4St Michael College Oleh, Delta State.
5Dept of Nutrition and Dietetics, College of Health Technology Ufuoma, Delta State.
6Federal College of Education (Tech), Asaba, Nigeria.
The study was designed to determine the effect of Presidential Initiative on Cassava in alleviating poverty among
rural women in Delta Central Senatorial District of Delta State. Five research questions guided the study. The
population comprised of 1256 registered women farmers. Sample size of 340 respondents was drawn using Cluster
sampling technique. Data was collected from respondents using structured questionnaire. The result of the
analysis revealed that the presidential Initiative on cassava through its strategies alleviated poverty amongst
the women farmers in Delta Central Senatorial District, Nigeria by improving their standard of living. The authors
recommended that the government should see cassava production as a means of alleviating poverty in the rural area
by making more advantageous polices that can encourage sustainable cassava production.
cassava, poverty alleviation, Presidential Initiative on Cassava, rural women.