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 Return to Content View [Full Article – PDF] [Full Article – HTML] [Full Article – EPUB] Post-review Rundown View/get involved, click [Post-Review Page] References Agbamu, J.U. (2008), Prospective in Agricultural extension and rural development.1st edition. Owerri, Spring Field Publishers ltd. Pp 340-345. Agwu, A. E. (2004). Factors influencing adoption of improved Agricultural production technologies in Nigeria. Journal of International Agricultural and Extension, (11): 81-88. Ani, I.I (2014). Impact of National Fadama II Development Project on Agricultural Productivity in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Unpublished post-field seminar M.Sc.Thesis presented to the Department of Agricultural Extension and Communication University of Agriculture, Makurdi. p67. Chima, I. E and Nwachukwu, I.N. (2007). Impact of selected rural development programme on poverty alleviation in Ikwuano LGA, Abia State, Nigeria. Africa Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutritional and Development, Kenya, 7(5):1-17. Nasarawa State Government, (2008). Nasarawa State geographical information Services media. Lafia. pp10 – 15. Nasiru, A., Tijani, A.O and Azeez, A.I (2006). Factor Influencing the Adoption of Innovation of Farm Production Practices among Small and Medium Scale Farmers in Nigeria. Australian Journal of Business and Management Research,2(2):15-25. Oriola, E.O. (2009). A Frame Work for Food Security and Poverty Reduction Nigeria. European Journal of Social Science, (1):14-17. Sobanke, S. B. (2008). Impact of National Development Project II on Small Scale Farmers in Ogun State. Implication for Agricultural Financing in Nigeria Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa Pennsy Ivania, 10 (3):25-38.