Kuza Et Al

kuza et al

Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 8 (9), pp. 197-202, 2018.

ISSN: 2276-7770  

Research Article

Manuscript Number: 091018133


(DOI: http://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2018.9.091018133)

 

Assessment of the Impact of Fadama III Development Project
on Beneficiaries in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

 

 

*1KUZA Y., 2OKWOCHE V. A. and 2AGE
A. I.

 

 

1Department
of Agricultural Education, College of Education Akwanga, Nasarawa State.

2Department
of Agricultural Extension and Communication, University of Agriculture,
Makurdi, Benue State.


Abstract

This research was carried out to assess the
impact of Fadama III project on beneficiaries in Nasarawa State, Nigeria. Two
hundred and twenty respondents, who were beneficiaries were selected for the
study using Multi-stage, stratified and simple random sampling techniques.
Primary data were collected using a structured questionnaire. Research findings
revealed that most of the respondents were aged between 31 and 35 years
(28.6%), predominantly male (63.2%), had a household size of 4 – 6 persons
(40.9%), possessed formal education (81.4%), had farms below 3Ha (45.0%) and
had farming experience below 10 years (59.3%). Participation in Fadama III
project had significant impact on the farm income (sig. = 0.000) and output
(sig. = 0.000) of the respondents. The constraints encountered by the
respondents were administrative and economic in nature. It was recommended that
more farmers be encouraged to participate in the project, and financial support
provided to the beneficiaries. Also, administrative challenges to the operation
of the project should be sorted out by the government and donor agencies
.


Keywords: Assessment, Impact, Fadama III project, Nasarawa


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