DEVELOPMENT OF ORGANIC FROM HOUSEHOLD WASTE TO IMPROVE THE SOIL FOR VEGETABLE PRODUCTION BY HOMEMAKERS IN SOUTHERN NIGERIA.

AUTHORS: DR FLORENCE O IFEANYIEZE AND PROF. OLAITAN S.O

FROM:  INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, SCIENCE, PUBLIC POLICY IN AFRICA-IJESPPA VOL. 2 NO. 1 2012

This study was carried out to develop process skills that could be used to train Homemakers in conversion of household wastes into organic manure for vegetable production in Southern Nigeria (Enugu and Ekiti States). Three research questions were developed and answered by the study. The study adopted experimental design and was carried out in four phases which included identification of skill items, training of extension agent and their practice, training of Homemaker and their practice and determination of cost benefit of application of organic manure. The population for the study was 129 made up 80 homemakers and 49 extension agents. The sample for the study was 60 homemakers and 24 extension agents who were purposefully selected, trained and allowed to practice the identified skills. They were rated using a 4 point rating options of high performance (4), average performance (3), low performance (2), and no perfection (1). A mean rating of 2.50 or above on each item was judged as acceptable standard of efficiency (ASE). The study found out that 25 process skill items were required for converting household wastes into organic manure; and the extension agents and Homemakers performed efficiently during practice. It was also found that application of organic manure had less cost than application of chemical fertilizer. It was, therefore,recommended that the Homemakers should be regularly trained either through association, co operatives or non- governmental organisation (NGOs) using the training package for converting household waste into organic manure for growing crops such as vegetables by making use of the process and training skills developed by this study.

 

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