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Fasakin and Popoola

Greener Journal of
Agricultural Sciences

Vol. 9(2), pp. 180-188,
2019

ISSN: 2276-7770

Copyright ©2019,
the copyright of this article is retained by the author(s)

DOI
Link:
http://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2019.2.030419043

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Agriculture
Co-operative Associations, Livelihood Income and Rural Households Welfare in
Osun State, Nigeria

  

Idowu James FASAKIN1;
Oladeji Olayide POPOOLA 2

 

 

Department of Agriculture Economics, University of
Ibadan, Nigeria

 

Emails: Idowufasakin2010@ gmail.com and oladejipopoola1@
gmail.com

 

 

Tel: +23480665139231,
+23480304258012

 

 

ARTICLE INFO

ABSTRACT

 

Article No.: 030419043

Type: Research

DOI: 10.15580/GJAS.2019.2.030419043

 

 

The prevalence
of poverty among rural households in Nigeria has prompted various efforts on
poverty reduction, and one way out of poverty for rural farmers is
participation in cooperative associations. Therefore, this paper examined
the effect of participation in agriculture co-operative associations on
livelihood income and welfare of rural farmers in Osun State, Nigeria. Data
were collected through multi-stage random sampling; descriptive statistics
and Probit Regression Model analysis were used. It was observed that there
were more male farmers (62.16%) than female (37.84%), mean age of the
farmers was 37years and most (67.57%) of the farmers were married.
Households size was (54.59%) for (1-5) family with 45.95% having farming
experience of 11-15 years. Majority of the farmers derived their income from
agricultural activities (39.46%), though the primary occupation was not
farming (57.84%). Income level was (42.6%) between 60,000-80,000 Naira
monthly and a larger percentage (76.33%) are active members of co-operative
associations. Credit accessibility was poor with 35.14%, a contributing
factor to low welfare status and poverty. The result of the Probit
regression model showed that the coefficients of age, sex, years of
education, level of monthly income, access to credit and size of the farm
significantly affect participation in cooperation association in the study
area.  The coefficients of age, sex,
size of the farm and access to credit were positive and significant at 1%,
5% and 10% respectively, while the coefficients of income level and level of
education was negatively significant at 10%. Farmers in the study area also
keep different types of livestock and domestic animals like Goat, Sheep,
Fowls(poultry), Pig and Catfish as either major, alternative or additional
sources of income. It is therefore recommended that cooperative societies
should integrate adult education as part of their empowerment programmes so
as to boost the literacy level of rural members. Also, short term loans,
credit and inputs access inform of empowerment should be made available to
agriculture co-operative members so as to strengthen the bond in the
association and to help increase the income level of co-operative members.

 

Submitted: 04/03/2019

Accepted:  10/03/2019

Published: 16/05/2019

 

*Corresponding Author

 Idowu
Fasakin

E-mail: idowufasakin2010@ gmail.com

Phone: +2348066513923

 

Keywords:

Co-operative
Association, Livelihood incomes, Probit Regression, rural Households.

 

 

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Cite this Article: Fasakin IJ; Popoola OO (2019). Agriculture
Co-operative Associations, Livelihood Income and Rural Households Welfare in
Osun State, Nigeria. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences 9(2): 180-188,
http://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2019.2.030419043.

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