ISSN 2284-7995, ISSN Online 2285-3952


Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 20 ISSUE 4
Written by Jamiu Ayomide HUSSAYN, Dominic Midawa GULAK

Achieving a resilient food system through the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) greatly depends on how informed farmers and subscribers are to the benefits associated with it. The study examined the role of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) on organic farmers. Multistage sampling technique was used to select 130 respondents; data were collected with the use of a well-structured questionnaire and analysed through the use of descriptive statistics. The results of the socio-economic characteristics revealed that majority of the respondents are male, middle-aged, married and had tertiary education. The result also characterizes respondents as organic-based crop farmers, fewer adopters of community supported agriculture and inadequate access to extension agents. Also, “increasing food security for the population” was perceived as the most (Mean=4.56) important about community supported agriculture and “effecting change through awareness-raising and encouraging sustainable behaviour" was perceived as the greatest (Mean=4.39) effect of community supported agriculture. The study concludes that community supported agriculture helps consumers, producers, and the environment build connections together through a local food network. The study recommends the need for policy and popularization that would encourage community supported agriculture. Also, extension agents and other relevant stakeholders need to be supported and strengthened in order to disseminate agricultural innovations to farmers in rural communities.

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