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Processors' training needs on modern shea butter processing technologies in North Central Agro-ecological zone of Nigeria

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dc.contributor.author Sedibe, M.M.
dc.contributor.author Igene, L
dc.contributor.author Solomon, O.
dc.contributor.author Van der Westhuizen, C.
dc.contributor.author Fadeyi, O.A.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-03T06:20:56Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-03T06:20:56Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.issn 2413-3221
dc.identifier.issn 0301-603X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/1635
dc.description Published Article en_US
dc.description.abstract The need for continual production of high quality shea butter in Nigeria through the use of modern processing technologies necessitated this study. The study was carried out to ascertain training needs of shea butter processors on modern processing technologies in North Central Agro-ecological zone of Nigeria. Primary data were collected from 216 processors through a multi-stage sampling procedure. The data were analysed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. Results revealed that processors were mostly young, married females. Half of the processors had no formal education but had between six and 15 years of processing experience. Extension officers were not fully involved in the training of processors, especially in the areas of teaching and practical demonstrations. The study shows that age (χ2 = 38.865, p = 0.000), educational level (χ2 = 69.018, p = 0.000), and years of processing experience (χ = 40.118, p = 0.000) were significantly related to the training needs of shea butter processors. Furthermore, evidence suggests that kneading, milling, crushing, and roasting are areas of operations where processors require additional training. The training of processors by extension officers at least twice a year, especially in the identified areas of training need, is recommended. en_US
dc.format.extent 414 645 bytes, 1 file
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher South African Journal of Agricultural Extension en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Vol. 45;No. 1
dc.subject Training en_US
dc.subject processors en_US
dc.subject extension officers en_US
dc.subject shea butter en_US
dc.subject modern technologies en_US
dc.subject Nigeria en_US
dc.title Processors' training needs on modern shea butter processing technologies in North Central Agro-ecological zone of Nigeria en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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