Comparative Assessment of Impact of Agricultural Cooperatives on Agricultural Efficiency in Ugwunagbo Local Government Area, Abia State, Nigeria

The study assessed the impact of Agricultural Cooperatives on Agricultural Efficiency decomposed into Farm Income, Farm size, Output and Productivity in Ugwunagbo Local Government Area, Abia State, Nigeria. To ascertain this, a sample size of 216 respondents was chosen from the members of agricultural cooperatives and same was also done for farmers who do not belong to cooperative societies. It was necessitated by the curiosity to establish the economic differences between farmers who belong to cooperatives and those who do not, to aid proper policy formulation in agricultural practice and productivity. A paired Z-statistic was employed to compare the values of the test variables from both cooperators and non-cooperators of 432 respondents on farm income, farm size, output and productivity. The result showed that the impacts of agricultural cooperatives on food production, farm income, farm size, output and productivity were significant using a Z-statistic to compare cooperators and non-cooperators. The variable means for the first three were in favour of cooperators; while, non-cooperators’ productivity was higher than those of cooperators. The study recommends a policy framework that will encourage sensitization of the practitioners of agricultural production on the benefits of cooperative ideology that aids group action for increased common gains. Read more
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Comparative Assessment of Impact of Agricultural Cooperatives on Agricultural Efficiency in Ugwunagbo Local Government Area, Abia State, Nigeria

The study assessed the impact of Agricultural Cooperatives on Agricultural Efficiency decomposed into Farm Income, Farm size, Output and Productivity in Ugwunagbo Local Government Area, Abia State, Nigeria. To ascertain this, a sample size of 216 respondents was chosen from the members of agricultural cooperatives and same was also done for farmers who do not belong to cooperative societies. It was necessitated by the curiosity to establish the economic differences between farmers who belong to cooperatives and those who do not, to aid proper policy formulation in agricultural practice and productivity. A paired Z-statistic was employed to compare the values of the test variables from both cooperators and non-cooperators of 432 respondents on farm income, farm size, output and productivity. The result showed that the impacts of agricultural cooperatives on food production, farm income, farm size, output and productivity were significant using a Z-statistic to compare cooperators and non-cooperators. The variable means for the first three were in favour of cooperators; while, non-cooperators’ productivity was higher than those of cooperators. The study recommends a policy framework that will encourage sensitization of the practitioners of agricultural production on the benefits of cooperative ideology that aids group action for increased common gains. Read more
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Comparative Assessment of Impact of Agricultural Cooperatives on Agricultural Efficiency in Ugwunagbo Local Government Area, Abia State, Nigeria

The study assessed the impact of Agricultural Cooperatives on Agricultural Efficiency decomposed into Farm Income, Farm size, Output and Productivity in Ugwunagbo Local Government Area, Abia State, Nigeria. To ascertain this, a sample size of 216 respondents was chosen from the members of agricultural cooperatives and same was also done for farmers who do not belong to cooperative societies. It was necessitated by the curiosity to establish the economic differences between farmers who belong to cooperatives and those who do not, to aid proper policy formulation in agricultural practice and productivity. A paired Z-statistic was employed to compare the values of the test variables from both cooperators and non-cooperators of 432 respondents on farm income, farm size, output and productivity. The result showed that the impacts of agricultural cooperatives on food production, farm income, farm size, output and productivity were significant using a Z-statistic to compare cooperators and non-cooperators. The variable means for the first three were in favour of cooperators; while, non-cooperators’ productivity was higher than those of cooperators. The study recommends a policy framework that will encourage sensitization of the practitioners of agricultural production on the benefits of cooperative ideology that aids group action for increased common gains. Read more
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Comparative Assessment of Impact of Agricultural Cooperatives on Agricultural Efficiency in Ugwunagbo Local Government Area, Abia State, Nigeria

The study assessed the impact of Agricultural Cooperatives on Agricultural Efficiency decomposed into Farm Income, Farm size, Output and Productivity in Ugwunagbo Local Government Area, Abia State, Nigeria. To ascertain this, a sample size of 216 respondents was chosen from the members of agricultural cooperatives and same was also done for farmers who do not belong to cooperative societies. It was necessitated by the curiosity to establish the economic differences between farmers who belong to cooperatives and those who do not, to aid proper policy formulation in agricultural practice and productivity. A paired Z-statistic was employed to compare the values of the test variables from both cooperators and non-cooperators of 432 respondents on farm income, farm size, output and productivity. The result showed that the impacts of agricultural cooperatives on food production, farm income, farm size, output and productivity were significant using a Z-statistic to compare cooperators and non-cooperators. The variable means for the first three were in favour of cooperators; while, non-cooperators’ productivity was higher than those of cooperators. The study recommends a policy framework that will encourage sensitization of the practitioners of agricultural production on the benefits of cooperative ideology that aids group action for increased common gains. Read more
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