KOMOLAFE OLUWAFUNKE DORCAS

Meet KOMOLAFE OLUWAFUNKE DORCAS, an Academic Staff of Lagos State University.

Specialization

Agricultural Extension And Rural Development

Designation

Assistant Lecturer

Department

Agriculture

Office

At the Agriculture department office

Visiting Hour

Appointment on Visitation important

Research Interest

Topic: Impact Of Contract Farming Arrangement On Youth Employment: A Case Of Young Farmers’ Participating In The Anchor Borrower Programme In Ogun State, Nigeria

Description:

The pandemic scale of joblessness among youths is the number one priority issue that one believes all countries around a more insecure and fragile world should strive to tackle. In no continent is effective policy response to youth unemployment more necessary than in Africa and in no country is it more desperate than Nigeria despite strong economic growth which averaged 6.5 percent between 2000 and 2017.
Despite the various interventions of government over the years, the agricultural sector is yet to fully exploit the potential of the youth and remains largely unattractive to them. It has been four years since the inception of ABP, and enough period based on the contractual arrangement, to evaluate whether ABP encourages utilization of youth potential in contributing to the sector goals of achieving food and nutrition security, income generation, decent employment and wealth creation.
This research is therefore proposed to bridge this knowledge gap by assessing the impact by assessing the impacts of contract farming on employment among young farmers in Ogun State, Nigeria using Anchor Borrower’s Programme as a case study. The study also strives to fill an important economic gap given Ogun state’s potential to positively contribute to Nigeria food security. This study will be carried out in Ogun State, Nigeria. Multistage random sampling technique will be employed to select respondents for this study.
The outcomes and commendations of this study will contribute to widening the knowledge of how agribusiness (contract farming) impact employment of the rural youth. Any strategy or programme employed by the government (ABP) with the aim of raising productivity and reducing unemployment has to be backed by quality research evidence. This research work will offer new insights on the country’s employment environment and highlights notable issues that surround employability in agriculture, especially among the youths.

Qualifications

# Certificate SchoolYear
1. M.Tech (Master of Technology) (Agricultural Economics) Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo state. 2018

Current Research

Impacts of Weather Variability Adaptation Measures on Productivity and Economic Outcomes among Smallholder Crop Farmers, Oyo Development Zone, Nigeria.

Research Details

The challenges and vulnerability facing smallholder farming in developing countries amidst weather, climate and other environmental changes today are among the motivation for undertaking this study. The major desire to contribute to efforts of supporting vulnerable smallholder farmers and communities to adapt to weather variability impacts and enhance their long-term resilience. 

A multistage random sampling technique was used to select 300 respondents using well-structured questionnaire. Specifically, the study analysed the adaptation strategies against weather variability used by the smallholder farmers which hold relative importance over others in Oyo state, analysed the use and intensity/degree of use of these adaptation measures and the factors affecting these among smallholder farmers in Oyo state and assessed the impact of the use of these weather variability adaptation measures on crop production among smallholder farmers. The data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics, adaptation strategy index, double hurdle and 2 stage least square.

From this study, it was observed that majority of the respondents in the study area were male (74.83%). The study ranked planting different varieties of crop first and most important adaptation measure while planting on different dates was ranked the second most important. However, out of all the adaptation measures, changing from crop to livestock was ranked lowest.

The study revealed that the conscious use of weather variability adaptation measure is positively significant for the pooled data while it is not significant for the three local governments. It also observed that the use of weather variability adaptation measures is negatively significance to the net returns by farmers with non-formal education conscious use of adaptation measures were significant for the pooled model and the three local government areas for the yield. 


Biography

KOMOLAFE OLUWAFUNKE is a Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Agriculture

KOMOLAFE has a M.Tech (Master of Technology) in Agricultural Economics from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo state.

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