Research Journal of Applied Sciences

Year: 2007
Volume: 2
Issue: 1
Page No. 26 - 30

Socio-Cultural Factors Affecting the Adoption of Snailery in Delta Central Agricultural Zone, Delta State Nigeria

Authors : B.O. Ovwigho and P.A. Ifie

Abstract: The broad objective of the study was to evaluate the socio-cultural factors affecting the adoption of snailery in the Delta Central Agricultural zone.The specific objectives were to:- dichotomize the adoption response to snailery; examine, the socio-cultural factors affecting the adoption of snailery; ascertain the relationship between adoption of snailery and religious affiliation, investigate the relationship between adoption of snailery and level of education and establish the relationship between adoption of snailery and taboos and beliefs. Interview schedule was used to collect data. Data were analysed by the use of percentage mean and chi square test. The results show that snail habits which include the hissing noise of snail, tentacles, slimy nature and blood colour withdrawal into shell and beliefs and taboos were the major factors responsible for the non-adoption of snailery. The economic value and delicacy positively influence the adoption of snailery. The chi square test shows that there was a statistically significant relationship between adoption of snailery and religious affiliation (X2 = 69.84; p<0.05); there was a statistically significant relationship between adoption of snailery and level of education (X2 = 19.82; p<0.05); there was a statistically significant relationship between adoption of snailery and taboos and beliefs (X2 = 6.75; p<0.05). Religious beliefs, taboos, snail habits and level of education influence the adoption of snailery. The planning and implementation of development intervention programme involving the introduction of snailery must take into cognisance the socio-cultural factors in order to facilitate the adoption.

How to cite this article:

B.O. Ovwigho and P.A. Ifie , 2007. Socio-Cultural Factors Affecting the Adoption of Snailery in Delta Central Agricultural Zone, Delta State Nigeria. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 2: 26-30.

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