Assessment of Female and Male Farmers’ Participation Difference on Types of Agricultural Extension Training Delivered in Halaba Special Woreda, Southern Ethiopia

Mohammed Ibrahim Garade


This study was conducted on  " Assessment of Female and male farmers’ participation difference on types of Agricultural extension training delivered in Halaba special woreda, South Nations and Nationalities of People Region, Ethiopia"  to address the objectives; assessing level of difference between female and male farmers’ participation in extension service delivered at the study area and to identify as there was differences between female and male farmers’ participation on types of extension training delivered at the study area. Primary and secondary data were used for this research. For Primary data collection multistage sampling was employed. The collected data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics. The qualitative and quantitative data collected from respondents were coded and entered in to SPSS version 20 for analysis.  And then the difference between female and male farmers' participation in extension training tested by using  Pearson chi-square test, t-test, mean, percentage and standard deviation. The results of this study showed that, there were less participation of  female farmers than male farmers on different types of extension training delivered in the study area. Therefore, local political leaders, extension planners and DAs should plan and deliver gender equality based extension training service with due attention to female farmers in the areas.

Keywords: Extension training, Participation difference, Female and Male farmers

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