Research Journal of Applied Sciences

Year: 2007
Volume: 2
Issue: 3
Page No. 229 - 232

Farmers Participation in Agroforestry Practices in Ondo State, Nigeria

Authors : L.A. Akinbile , K.K. Salimonu and O.T. Yekinni

Abstract: The study focuses on the assessment of farmers` level of participation in agroforestry practices in Ondo State. A multi-stage random sampling was employed to select 120 respondents in some 5 local governments from the two administrative zones based on the operation of the state agricultural development programme. The selected respondents were administered questionnaires and information related to demographic characteristic, awareness, sources of awareness and participation level in agroforestry practices were sought. Analytical tools employed include frequency counts, chi-square, pearson product moment correlation coefficient and regression analysis. The result shows that there is no significant relationship between demographic characteristic and level of participation. However, significant relationship was discovered between level of participation and variables like awareness and constraints in agroforestry practices. It is recommended that education and enlightenment among the farmers be embarked upon in order to create more awareness towards participation. The government should also help in provision of soft loans, subsidy, incentives and other technical assistance towards reducing the constraints in participation in agroforestry practices.

How to cite this article:

L.A. Akinbile , K.K. Salimonu and O.T. Yekinni , 2007. Farmers Participation in Agroforestry Practices in Ondo State, Nigeria. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 2: 229-232.

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