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This study assessed the activities GIZ technology intervention on Shea nut processing in Niger State, Nigeria. The objectives were to identify the available improved shea nut processing technologies and the level of adoption of the improved GIZ shea nut processing technologies in the study area. A two-stage sampling technique was adopted for the study. Data were collected through interview schedule and analysed using percentages, and likert type scale. The data reveals that majority of the respondents (98.7%) adopted the GIZ improved processing technologies, while very few of the respondents (1.3%) did not adopt the GIZ improved processing technologies. In the seven sub-components in which a few of the respondents that did not adopt it might be due to some factors adduced to inadequate concrete platform, unavailability of some equipment/materials and inadequate knowledge of some concepts which they might have forgotten as taught under GIZ extension services. The study concluded that the intervention programme should be repeated and extended to non- beneficiary Local Government of the State to increase the economic activities of the processors on quality production of Shea butter.
Key words: Adoption, shea nut, processing, technology, german International Corporation (giz) and intervention, processors, beneficiary.
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