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HEALTH AND SAFETY PRACTICES AMONG FARMERS IN NIGERIA: A CASE STUDY OF KHANA AND GOKHANA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS, OF RIVERS STATE

Kina, V. K.

Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
Abstract


The development of appropriate health and safety interventions for farmers and agricultural workers is important world-wide but data on present practices show that attitude to safety practice are lacking in Khana and Gokhana Local Government Areas. A representative sampling of 120 farmers was surveyed on health and safety practices, risk assessment and control measures, in relations to farming business using structured questionnaire and in-depth interview. Findings demonstrated that farmers in the areas have low awareness of assessment of risk hazards associated with farming. Based on this, the study suggests supportive strategies through orientation, awareness campaign, training and workshops to enable individual farmers accept basic health and safety practices to improve their health.

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