Community participation on artificial insemination in Adamawa State, Nigeria
Community participation in resource management has become popular in development discourse and practice across the world. Artificial insemination (AI) is considered as a resource management tool that could improve livestock production in local communities. This study evaluates participatory development approach on artificial insemination as a community development tool in two communities. The level and extent of community participation on AI and its resources management were identified. Purposive selection of the communities and random sampling procedures were employed to select a sample of 315 participating members using structured questionnaire. Descriptive statistics was used to analyse socioeconomic characteristics of respondents’ which include age, education, gender and occupation. Results on the level of awareness reveals a high level of acceptance of AI as a tool in management resources. A paired test was used to determine income generation, milk and beef production. Tremendous difference was obtained before and after the participation on AI, where income, milk and beef production have significantly increased after the participation on the AI. It is recommended that awareness on AI programme be improved up on, government should replicate similar project to other local governments across the state and more dairy cooperatives should be established.
Keywords: Community Participation, Artificial insemination, Resources Management, Yola