IMPACT OF SUSTAINABLE SOIL MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES ON NET INCOME OF ARABLE CROP FARMERS IN IMO STATE, NIGERIA

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 17 ISSUE 3
Written by Emeka OSUJI, Obasi UKOHA, Jude NWARU, Christian ONYENWEAKU

Effective land management techniques are sine qua-non for increased outputs and income of the farmers. Hence, this study evaluated the impact of sustainable soil management techniques on net income of arable crop farmers in Imo State, Nigeria. Multi-stage random sampling technique was used to select 209 arable crop farmers. Objectives of this study were elicited from the sampled respondents through a well structured questionnaire. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistical tools, average treatment effect (ATE) and local average treatment effect (LATE) models. The socio-economic features of the farmers reveals a mean age of 53 years, 6 persons per household, 6 years educational attainment, 17 years farming experience and 1.0 hectare of land. The LATE estimates by WALD and (IV) were given as N50, 186.91/ha and N61,456.02/ha. These estimates showed that the use of sustainable soil management techniques had a positive relationship with the farmers’ net income and was highly significant at 1 percent statistical level. Hence, there is the need for corporate bodies through the extension agents and other agricultural officers to educate the rural farmers on the importance of using improved farming techniques for increased net income.

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OSUJI E., UKOHA O., NWARU J., ONYENWEAKU C. 2017, IMPACT OF SUSTAINABLE SOIL MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES ON NET INCOME OF ARABLE CROP FARMERS IN IMO STATE, NIGERIA. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 17 ISSUE 3, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 265-270.


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