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Toluwase and Apata

Greener Journal of  Agricultural Sciences Vol. 3 (1), pp.063-067, January 2013

 ISSN: 2276-7770 © 2011 Greener Journals

Research Paper

Manuscript Number:111612269

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2013.1.111612269

 

 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

Abstract:

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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