Research Journal of Applied Sciences

Year: 2007
Volume: 2
Issue: 1
Page No. 65 - 69

Youths’ Adoption of Improved Rabbitry Technology in Umuahia South L.G.A. of Abia State, Nigeria

Authors : G.C. Onuekwus and C.A. Okezie

Abstract: The study was carried out to investigate youth’s adoption of improved rabbitry technology in Umuahia South L.G.A. It investigated youths’ socio-economic characteristics, level of adoption of improved rabbitry technology, major problems encountered in rabbitry and the major source of information on rabbitry. The study area was Umuahia South L.G.A. Youth rabbit farmers were selected randomly using the simple random sampling technique. Sixty-three respondents were used in the study. Data were collected through the use of questionnaires and direct observation. The result showed that the ages of farmers’ 16-25 years had the highest number of respondents 40% and were mostly males 76% who were still single (67). Most 50.76% of the respondents made monthly income of less than 5,000 from sales of rabbits and its manure. Housing was the technology that had the highest adoption 73%. Information from fellow young farmers was the major source of information on rabbitry 44%. Regression analysis showed that age and educational level were the two variables that positively affected adoption of the technology.

How to cite this article:

G.C. Onuekwus and C.A. Okezie , 2007. Youths’ Adoption of Improved Rabbitry Technology in Umuahia South L.G.A. of Abia State, Nigeria. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 2: 65-69.

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