Toluwase and Apata
Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 3 (1), pp.063-067, January 2013
ISSN: 2276-7770 © 2011 Greener Journals
Impact of Farmers’ Cooperative on Agricultural Productivity in Ekiti State, Nigeria
1*Toluwase, S.O.W. and 2O.M. Apata
Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension Services, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti,
Corresponding Author’s Email: sowtoluwase @ yahoo.co.uk, Tel: +2348062294631
The study examined the impact of farmer’s cooperative on
Agricultural productivity in Ekiti State, Nigeria.
Multistage random sampling technique was used to select
three local Government Areas from which two villages were
selected. Ten cooperator farmers were selected randomly and
ten non-cooperator farmers were purposively selected from
each village to make one hundred and twenty respondents.
Data collected were analyzed using descriptive analytical
tools, T-test and correlation analysis to determine the
impact of cooperative on farmers’ productivity. The findings
revealed that 72.5% of the respondents were male and 46.7
years as the mean age of farmers. The study also revealed
that 65% of the respondents were full time farmers and that
farmers’ cooperative was their main source of agricultural
information. The result of t-test and correlation analysis
on the relationship between the socio-economic
characteristic of farmers and productivity were significant
at 1% and 5% levels of significance. Age (r = 0.190, p =0
.037), Nature of farming (X2 = 4.779, p=0.051), Years of
farming (r=184.738, p=0.012).
Keywords: Impact, Farmers' Cooperative, Agricultural Productivity and Food Security.
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