FACTORS INFLUENCING PERFORMANCE OF NATIONAL DIRECTORATE OF EMPLOYMENT AGRICULTURAL GRADUATE FARMERS IN IMO STATE, NIGERIA

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 17 ISSUE 3
Written by Uchechukwu Sear NNAMDI

This study analyzed factors influencing performance of National Directorate of Employment Graduate farmers in Rural Agricultural Development Training Scheme of Imo State, Nigeria. A multi-stage random sampling procedure was used to select 90 (45 cassava and 45 poultry farmers). Data were collected through a structured questionnaire and analyzed using descriptive statistics such as frequencies, percentages, mean counts. Return on Investment and multiple regression models. The result from the study showed that 57.78% of the farmers were males with mean farming experience of 14 years and farm size and flock size of 1.5 hectares and 90.5 birds respectively. The result also shows that incomes from cassava and poultry farming were N325,500.00 and N421,400.00 respectively. Cassava and poultry production enterprise was a lucrative business with a Return on Investment (ROI) of 142.40%.and 138.40% respectively. The multiple regression analysis result revealed that coefficients for age, marital status, household size, farming experience, flock size, crop output and poultry output influenced performance of cassava and poultry farmers’ performance. It is therefore recommends proper funding of the scheme, awareness and sensitization of the programme agricultural activities and monitoring of graduate farmers for effective performance of their farming activities.

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NNAMDI U.S. 2017, FACTORS INFLUENCING PERFORMANCE OF NATIONAL DIRECTORATE OF EMPLOYMENT AGRICULTURAL GRADUATE FARMERS IN IMO STATE, NIGERIA. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 17 ISSUE 3, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 217-224.


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