Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The vast majority

While most of the news comes from cities and focuses on powerful men, especially leading up to the elections, it's worth stocking your frame of reference with these facts about Nigeria.

New Studies Show 81 Percent Farmers Are Women
Researchers working with the Voices for Food Security (VFS) said a study they conducted reveal that there are more women farmers than men in Nigeria.

One of the researchers, Dr. Adamu Wude said special attention needs to be given to the concerns of women farmers since they constitute 81 percent of the farming population…

Presenting the findings of the research, Dr. Orji Ogbureke said agriculture is the best way to reduce poverty considering that about 70 percent of the nation's population engages in one agriculture venture or the other.

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