oa Africa Insight - African women in rural development

Volume 11, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-2804



Although women played an important role in the traditional African rural economy, they now occupy a subservient position. Dr 0 N Agusiobo of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, at present a visiting professor in agricultural education at the University of Illinois, examines the position of women in contemporary rural development and looks at projects aiming to restore the status of women and ensure their meaningful participation in the rural economy.

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