|JAFE Vol. 8(2): 1-10, 2021|
|Utilization of Garri-Processing Methods among Rural Women in Iwo Local Government Area, Osun State, Nigeria|
|Kayode, A.O., Adebayo, S.A., Awoyemi, A.O. and Oyeniran, T.K.|
The study assessed utilization of conventional and modern Garri-processing methods among rural women in Iwo Local Government Area, Osun State, Nigeria. A two stage sampling technique was used to select one hundred and twenty-eight (128) respondents with the aid of a structured interview scheduled. Descriptive statistics and Pearson Product Moment Correlation were used to analyze the data. Results show that The level of utilization of the conventional method (2.92) was high compared with the modern method (mean=1.09). Level of use of the conventional method was significantly influenced by Years of experience (r=0.388), and household size (r=0.276), while significant relationships existed between level of use of modern Garri-processing and years of formal education (r=0.237), income (r=0.201), and quantity processed (r=0.336). Also, constraints to use of the modern method were poor power supply, and high costs of acquisition and maintenance of equipment. It was recommended, among others, that there is need for advocacy on the benefits of use of modern methods. Also government and relevant agencies should make the modern equipment available at subsidized rates for processors to purchase or hire.
|Keywords:||Garri, Processing, Methods, Conventional, Modern|