Perennial Rainwater Effects on Rural Women Inhabitants in Agriculture

DIALOKE, Ikechukwu, UKONU, Ifeanyichukwu Ojeka


The main sustenance in economic development before now in most countries of the world was on agriculture. With advent of modern technologies and a shift to service industry, agriculture which had been a major source of national income in Nigeria was jettisoned in the advent of oil discovery, which apparently seemed more lucrative. However, of late, the volatility of the oil industry and its uncertainty in pricing has led to the need for diversification of the nation’s economic base. As such, government policies are geared towards reviving her economy of which agriculture plays pivotal role in improving her Gross Domestic Product. Historically, antecedents surrounding Agricultural development in places like sub-Saharan Africa, particularly Nigeria were predominantly housed by rural inhabitants. Axiomatically, there are still a size-able number of people living in the rural area of which women are in the majority who are predominantly involved in agriculture. Recently, the unpredictability of weather due to climate change has precipitated the perennial rainwater effects on rural women. The study employed the use of questionnaires, interviews and observations to ascertain if any, perennial rainwater effects on women in agriculture and results showed that rural women have been affected by the orthodox constant change in weather especially undulating rainfalls.

Keywords: Perennial rainwater, Women in agriculture, rural inhabitants

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