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Academic Research Journal of Agricultural Science and Research  Vol. 2(4), pp. 57-62, August, 2014. DOI: 10.14662/ARJASR2014.020. ISSN: 2360-7874 ©2014 Academic Research Journals

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Socio-Economic Factors influencing the use of Productivity Enhancing Technologies among Farmers in Kaduna State


1Ojeleye, O. A., 1Abdulsalam, Z. and 2Oyewole, S. O.*


1Department of Agriculturalconomics and Rural Sociology, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
2Savanna Forestry Research Station, Samaru-Zaria.

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Accepted 6 August 2014



This study examined socio-economic factors influencing the use of productivity enhancing technologies among farmers in Kaduna State. Data were obtained from 60 farmers with the aid of structured questionnaire. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics and multiple regression analysis. The results showed that 76.5% of the respondents have household size ranging between 6-15 persons. The mean age of respondents was 41.983. It was revealed that 82.4% of the respondents have farming experience of more than 10 years. About 32.9%, 11.7% and 4.1% had primary, secondary and post secondary education respectively. The use of pesticides and herbicides among farmers is accounted for by 80% of the respondents. It is noted that 76.7% and 81.7% of the farmers are aware and have adopted the use of improved seeds and animal traction respectively. The results further revealed that membership of association and extension contact were positively and significantly influential to the use of productivity enhancing practices. It was recommended that farmers are encouraged to come together and form farmers associations which will promote their vocation providing a favourable climate for contact and the gaining of experience from the competent and experienced members.

Keywords: Productivity, Technologies, Farmers, Kaduna State




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