Agricultural Extension And Rural Development
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Topic: Impact Of Contract Farming Arrangement On Youth Employment: A Case Of Young Farmers’ Participating In The Anchor Borrower Programme In Ogun State, Nigeria
|1.||M.Tech (Master of Technology) (Agricultural Economics)||Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo state.||2018|
Impacts of Weather Variability Adaptation Measures on Productivity and Economic Outcomes among Smallholder Crop Farmers, Oyo Development Zone, Nigeria.
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.
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.