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Direct Research Journals
Vol.5 (1), pp. 9-12, January 2017
ISSN 2354-4147:: International Standard Journal Number (ISJN) e-ISJN: A4372-2604

Analysis of gender mainstreaming of industrial training students into rubber- based farming systems: Efforts of Rubber Research Institute of Nigeria towards human capacity development
Article Number: DRJA13826149
DOI:

Original Research Article


*1,2,3Anegbeh, P. O., 2Balogun, F. E., 2Imarhiagbe, P., 3Umar, Y.H., 2Otene, F. G. , 3Agbonkpolo, B. 2Musa, E. , 2Ikharea, V. E. and 2Oviawe, O. F.


1Head, Research Outreach Department, Research Institute of Nigeria (RRIN), Iyanomo, P. M. B. 1049, Benin City,

Edo State, Nigeria.

2Extension and Training Division, Research Institute of Nigeria (RRIN), Iyanomo, P. M. B. 1049, Benin City,

Edo State, Nigeria.

3Socioeconomic Division, Rubber, Research Institute of Nigeria (RRIN), Iyanomo, P. M. B. 1049, Benin City,

Edo State, Nigeria.

*Corresponding author E-mail:  paul_anegbeh@yahoo.com; dranegbehpaul@yahoo.com.


date Received: November 2, 2016     date Accepted: December 10, 2016     date Published: December 14, 2016

Abstract

The study examined gender mainstreaming and capacity building of industrial training students of tertiary institutions on rubber – based farming system using both primary and secondary data. Analysis was carried out using descriptive statistics including percentage, frequency and mean. The results of the analyses revealed that 587 Industrial Training (IT) students from 32 higher institutions in Nigeria were trained by Rubber Research Institution of Nigeria (RRIN) between 2010 and 2015. The results also showed the number of female and male students trained to be 291 and 296 respectively. This almost balanced ratio of female to male is encouraging as gender mainstreaming is a key issue in human capacity development at national and global forums.


Key words: Capacity building, farming systems, gender mainstreaming, human development, Industrial Students, Rubber