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Title: ANALYSIS OF FACTORS INFLUENCING ADOPTION OF IMPROVED CEREALSEEDS AMONG RURAL FARMERS IN SABON GARI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KADUNA STATE NIGERIA
Authors: OLUFUNMILOLA, MOSIMABALE VICTORIA
Keywords: ANALYSIS,
FACTORS,
INFLUENCING,
ADOPTION,
IMPROVED,
CEREALSEEDS,
AMONG RURAL,
FARMERS,
SABON GARI LOCAL,
GOVERNMENT,
AREA,
KADUNA,
STATE,
NIGERIA.
Issue Date: Dec-2011
Abstract: ABSTRACT This study examined the factors influencing the adoption of selected improved cereal seeds among rural farmers in Sabon-Gari Local Government Areas of Kaduna State, Nigeria. A multi-stage sampling Technique was used to select a total number of 129 respondents. Analysis of the data was done using descriptive statistics and linear multiple regression. The result of linear multiple regression analysis showed that age, level of education, farm size, extension contact, access to credit and membership of cooperative Society had positive significant influence on adoption of improved seeds. On common sources of seed supply and source of information available to the farmers regarding improved cereal seeds, the study revealed that home saved seeds (43%) are the most common source of seed supply while farmers and friends (23%) also identified as the commonly used source of information. The constraints encountered by the various categories of respondents in the study area range from high cost of improved seeds, nonavailability of improved seeds, problem of pests and diseases, high cost of major inputs, high cost of labour, lack of access to credit, inadequate farmer education as well as lack of profitable markets. It was recommended that there should be policy measures by the Government that would guarantee timely seeds supply and distribution at affordable price to the rural areas. Information received from farmers also revealed that most of them and especially rice farmers lack access to profitable markets. Based on this information, it was therefore recommended that importation of rice be banned to encourage local production and invariable improve rural livelihood and food security of the nations.
Description: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND RURAL SOCIOLOGY, FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE, AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY ZARIA.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2687
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