U. A. Asa's research while affiliated with University of Uyo and other places

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The study assessed the relationship between social capital and contraceptive use among rural dwellers in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Data obtained from one hundred and sixty rural dwellers, using multi-stage sampling procedure, were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Results show that 51.3% of the respondents, with an average age of 40 years, wer...
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The study ascertained the influence of spousal communication about family planning on contraceptive use among married couples in the rural areas of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Data for the study were obtained from one hundred and fifty married couples using multi-stage sampling procedure. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and multip...
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The study ascertained the agricultural purposes mobile phones are used for by farmers in Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Data were obtained from 150 farmers using a multi-stage sampling procedure, and analysed using descriptive statistics. Findings reveal that the mean age of the farmers was 49 years; their average monthly in...
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In this paper, we investigated factors associated with marital instability in rural households. Using a case study of rural farming households in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, we examined the demographic characteristics of married couples in rural farming households and the nature of marital instability among them in addition to ascertaining the factor...

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... The finding of this study revealed about 45% of study participants were discussed with their wives. This result is consistent with the studies conducted in south eastern zone of Tigray [27], Harar, Eastern Ethiopia [30], Angolela Tera District [31], Womberma District, Northern Ethiopia [32] a rural community of Western Ethiopia [33] in Bangladesh [34], in Angecha Woreda, Kembata Tembaro Zone [35] and in rural areas of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria [36] had showed that those who communicate with their wives were more predisposed towards use of contraceptive methods. In the present study almost 60% of men supported their wives, which is in line with the study conducted Womberma District, Northern Ethiopia [32], but lower than other study findings in Hossana Town, Southern Ethiopia [24] and eastern zone of Tigray, Ethiopia [27]. ...
... Aker et al., (2016) opined that most of the agricultural problems as described by many researchers and the United Nations (UN) (2013) that hamper agricultural productivity and development in developing countries could be addressed or managed effectively through the use of mobile phone and mobile applications been used by the farmers. The use of mobile phones has been identified as one of the existing forms of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) that can improve agricultural productivity and accelerate rural development processes as opined by (Asa & Uwem, 2017). Similarly, Chukwunonso and Tukur (2012) also recognised mobile phone as a form of Information and Communication Technologies that can contribute to poverty reduction and socioeconomic development through its application in agriculture. ...