International Journal of
Fisheries and Aquaculture

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Fish. Aquac.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9839
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJFA
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 223

Full Length Research Paper

Attitudinal analysis of women involvement in fish processing and marketing in Ondo State

S. D. Yomi Alfred*, O. O. Odefadehan and M. E. Ukut
Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 08 June 2012
  •  Published: 31 August 2012

Abstract

 

Generally, it is believed that attitude, to an extent, determines participation in any vocation. This study sets out to investigate and analyze the attitude of women involved in fish processing and marketing in Ilaje Local Government Area (LGA) of Ondo state. The study also determined the profitability and constraints faced by the respondents in the business. The influence of selected respondent’s socio-economic characteristics on fish processing and marketing were also determined. Data were collected with structured questionnaires. A total of 83 respondents were randomly selected across the wards in the LGA. The study revealed that the involvement of respondents in fish processing and marketing was significantly affected by age, marital status, household size and educational level. Furthermore, the study confirmed that women have negative attitude towards fish processing and marketing. The women’s negative attitude was significantly determined by their perception that, fishing activities were stressful and repulsive and also by the use of crude methods of processing.

 

Key words: Attitudinal, women, involvement, fish, processing.