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Adoption of Improved Agroforestry Technologies among Contact Farmers in Imo State, Nigeria

  • Orisakwe Lambert


    (Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development Imo State University Owerri, Nigeria)

  • Agomuo Florence Ozioma


    (Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development University of Ibadan, Ibadan Nigeria)

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    The study examined the adoption of improved agroforestry technologies among farmers in Imo State. To achieve the study objectives, structured questionnaire were designed and administered to ninety farmers who were selected using a multistage random sampling technique. Data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics regression analysis and Pearson product moment correlation (PPMC). Findings shows that the farmers were mainly small scale middle aged married men with secondary education and no access to credit. The average house hold size, farming experience and annual income of the farmers were 6 person, 15.5 years and N 148, 255.6 respectively with two contacts with extension agents on monthly basis. The results indicated that the farmers were largely aware of Gnetum Africana and have adopted plantain/banana technology. The mean adoption rate of agroforestry technologies was 33.81%. The main determinants of the adoption were farmers’ age, educational level, farm size, income, access to credit and extension contact as this variables were all significant. Apart from age of the farmers which was negatively related to adoption of agroforestry technologies all other variables mentioned affected the adoption rate of agroforestry technologies positively. Based on the findings, it was strongly recommended that farmers be provided with loans at concessionary interest rates to solve their financial problem of adopting innovations.

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    Article provided by Asian Economic and Social Society in its journal Asian Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development.

    Volume (Year): 2 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 1-9

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    Handle: RePEc:asi:ajosrd:2012:p:1-9
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