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A case study of small-scale farmer's participation in Nigeria agricultural development programmes : Oyo and Osun state agricultural development programmes

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Frame of Image easons for participation and activities in which they had participated were investigated. Data were collected from 120 randomly selected registered farmers in the two programmes. Frequency counts, percentages and chi-square analysis were used in data analysis. Majority of the sampled farmers were illiterates, but had many years of farming experience. Procurement of fertilizers at cheaper rate, easy accessibility to farm information, new crop varieties, new methods of farming, tractors and implements hiring were some of the reasons for participation. Farmers participated in the following programme activities, agricultural meetings, demonstrations, fortnightly training meetings, purchasing farm inputs and listening to radio agricultural programmes. Age of farmers had a positive and significant relationship with total number of activities in which farmers had participated.
* Professor, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Nigeria.
86 Journal of Rural Development 28 (Summer 2005)
Ⅰ. Introduction
Agriculture is the engine of growth for poor countries and poor people, and agricultural development is one of the most effective ways to alleviate hunger and poverty. Slow growth in agriculture production has been a serious problem in Sub-Sahara Africa, challenging domestic and international policymakers. Accelerating that growth will require important contributions from agricultural extension and research, and their respective roles depend on the general level of agricultural devel


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Title A case study of small-scale farmer's participation in Nigeria agricultural development programmes
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Sub Title

Oyo and Osun state agricultural development programmes

Material Type Reports
Author(English)

Ogunwale, Abel Babalola

Publisher

Korea Rural Economic Institute

Date 2005
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Journal of Rural Development:28
Pages 12
Subject Country Nigeria(Africa)
South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Industry and Technology < Agriculture
Official Aid < Development Assistance

Abstract

The study examined the socio-economic characteristics of small-scale farmers that were participating in Oyo and Osun States' Agricultural Development Programmes. Reasons for participation and activities in which they had participated were investigated. Data were collected from 120 randomly selected registered farmers in the two programmes. Frequency counts, percentages and chi-square analysis were used in data analysis. Majority of the sampled farmers were literates, but had many years of farming experience. Procurement of fertilizers at cheaper rate, east accessibility to farm information, new crop varieties, new methods of farming, tractors and implements hiring were some of the reasons for participation. Farmers participated in the following programme activities, agricultural meetings, demonstrations, fortnightly training meeting, purchasing farm inputs and listening to radio agricultural programmes. Age of farmers had a positive and significant relationship with total number of activities in which farmers had participated.