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Agricultural Financing in Nigeria Rural Areas: Problems and Prospects

Arasomwan Owen

Abstract
This paper aims at highlighting the problems and prospect of financing Agriculture in rural Nigeria. It noted that lack of finance is at the root of sub-optimal performance of agriculture sector in Nigeria. The author opines that an increase in agricultural financing in the area of investment in farm mechanization, education, processing facilities, infrastructure such as road networks, power supply and agricultural extension will lead to an agricultural revolution and rapid economic development of the rural areas.


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Vol.1, No.3, 2019

Transatlantic Journal of Rural Research(TJRR)
Vol.1, No.3, 2019
Articles

 


The Effectiveness of Rural Communication Modes on Modern Mass Media
Collins Kediehor , Harold Godsgift Odiepiye, Obi Kennedy Chimezie


Agricultural Financing In Nigeria Rural Areas: Problems and Prospects
Owen Arasomwan


 

Rural Reporting: Right; Not Privilege
Collins Kediehor, Lawrence Ekwok


Attitudinal And Behavioural Patterns Towards Malaria Attack and Treatment  in Irun-Akoko, Ondo State Nigeria
Julius Ajayi, Aminu


 

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Transatlantic Journal of Rural Research(TJRR)

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There and Back Again How Labour Mobility Impacts Community Development in Source Communities

Joshua Barrett


Revisiting the Sociological Theories of Poverty: Conceptualizing a Framework for Rural Poverty in the Philippines
Calyd T. Cerio


Knowledge Of Malaria Transmission Modes, Preventive Methods And Practices Among Rural Community Dwellers In South-Western Nigeria
Julius Ajayi, Aminu


Climate Change Perception And Divers Of Forest Reserve Degradation In Nigeria: Experience From Doma forest Reserve Communities In Nasarawa State Nigeria
Soulé Moussa, Nsofor, G.N, Okhimamhe,A.A

 

RURAL REPORTING: RIGHT; NOT PRIVILEGE

Collins Kediehor, PhD, DR. Lawrence 

Abstract

This study “Rural Reporting: Right or Privilege” was carried out to ascertain whether rural reporting is a right or privilege. Rural areas, particularly in the Niger Delta environment are grossly under-developed. Research has however shown that communication can play a vital role in changing for the better, the social, political, economic and cultural perspectives of the rural people who constitute the majority in Niger Delta environment. Also added to this is the fact that every individual has a need to communicate, and that events and people resident in the rural areas should be reported if the people lack the ability to do so themselves. Against this background, the researchers conducted a descriptive participatory survey where the features and characteristics of the rural areas in nine (9) communities in the Niger Delta where observed. Similarly, content analyses of a national television station, the NTA, and a privately owned radio station, 92.3 Nigeria Info was carried out. The findings revealed that the rural areas in the Niger Delta region are under reported in the mass media. Even when the data showed that some events in the rural communities could be weaved into top news stories and headlines. The paper concludes that rural reporting is a right and not a privilege and advocates the need for the reporters and media organizations in the urban centres to make efforts to report the rural areas. The paper also advocates that development experts and their establishments should assist the rural people to report events that concern them (rural people) by themselves to promote accuracy. This will prevent distortion and promote landmark innovation, initiatives and change that could emerge from the rural areas.

Keywords: Rural, Reporting, Right and Privilege, Mass Media.

Knowledge Of Malaria Transmission Modes, Preventive Methods And Practices Among Rural Community Dwellers In South-Western Nigeria

Julius Ajayi, Aminu (PhD Student)
Department of Sociology,
University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease of humans which is commonly transmitted through a bite from an infected female Anopheles mosquito. The disease is thus a major health problem in most of the tropical and subtropical countries in the world. However, little efforts have been placed on examining the knowledge of malaria transmission modes and the preventive methods being utilised and practised among people living in rural communities particularly in Nigeria.The general objective was to examine the knowledge of malaria transmission modes, preventive methods and practices among rural community dwellers in southwestern Nigeria. Copies of questionnaire were administered to 160 rural community dwellers to elicit information on malaria issue in the study area. It was a cross-sectional descriptive study.More than half (55.0%) and (56.9%) of the respondents were within the age bracket 20-39 years and were married respectively. Furthermore, 36.8% of the respondents had secondary education, 25.6% had tertiary education, while 18.8% had primary education and no education respectively. Majority (77.5%) and (88.1%) of the respondents claimed to have knowledge of malaria transmission modes and knowledge of preventive methods respectively while 52.5% have knowledge of Insecticide-treated net. However, 48.7% of the respondents mentioned mosquito bite as the main mode of malaria transmission while more than half (63.1%) of the respondents believed medical treatment such as prescribed drugs and injection as the best way to treat malaria. In spite of the high levels of malaria knowledge claimed, the respondents did not appear to be applying that knowledge to their healthcare-seeking behaviour.


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