Agribusiness Development on Provitamin A Cassava Recipes among Female Youth in IFAD-Value Chain Development Programme in Southeast Nigeria
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Research Paper | Agricultural Economics | Nigeria | Volume 8 Issue 9, September 2019

Agribusiness Development on Provitamin A Cassava Recipes among Female Youth in IFAD-Value Chain Development Programme in Southeast Nigeria

Obianefo Chukwujekwu A, Meludu Theresa N, Onah Ogochukwu G.

Nigeria has been ranked as the 6th miserable country in the world. Equally, youth unemployment in Nigeria maintains its all-time maximum of 55.4 %. Also, millions of children and pregnant women suffer from vitamin A deficiency in Africa. Thus, motivating the biofortification of cassava tubers with carotene. A number of agribusiness opportunity exist in this carotene embedded cassava variety, the idea informed this study on Agribusiness Development on Provitamin A Cassava Recipes among Female Youth in IFAD-Value Chain Development Programme in Southeast Nigeria. Looking out to increase women and youth involvement in agriculture, the study primarily focused to identify the socioeconomic characteristics, profitability, socioeconomic characteristics influence, and factors militating against the development of provitamin A cassava recipe agribusiness in the southeast. The mean age of the female youth was found to be 35 years with 70.0 % of them been married. The benefit-cost ratio of 2.03 is an indication that the enterprise development in provitamin A cassava recipe is a viable business with twice the ability to recoup its initial capital investment. The youths monthly income before the training was N26, 500.00 (73.61USD), while the net-gain of N58, 488.24 (162.28USD) is an indication that the training contributed extra N31, 988.24 (88.86USD) to the youths monthly income stream. This has shown that this form of training should be adopted by different agencies and policymakers for programs targeting at rural poverty alleviation.

Keywords: Agribusiness, Provitamin A cassava variety, Recipes, Part per million, Carotene, Benefit-cost ratio, Profitability, and Net-gain

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 9, September 2019

Pages: 1148 - 1153

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Obianefo Chukwujekwu A, Meludu Theresa N, Onah Ogochukwu G., "Agribusiness Development on Provitamin A Cassava Recipes among Female Youth in IFAD-Value Chain Development Programme in Southeast Nigeria", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=ART2020288, Volume 8 Issue 9, September 2019, 1148 - 1153

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