Assessment of Indigenous Knowledge Application among Livestock Farmers in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State

  • L Akoroda
  • SO Olatunji
  • OM Odesope
  • CN Atoma
  • CN Morgan
Keywords: indigenous knowledge, livestock farmers

Abstract

This study investigated the application of indigenous knowledge among livestock farmers in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. A structured questionnaire was administered to one hundred and fifty four respondents in the study area. The data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Significant relationship existed between application of indigenous knowledge among livestock farmers and the socio-economic variables viz sex, age, marital status, household size, farming status, extension contact, and cosmopoliteness. It is therefore suggested that farmers’ level of education should be improved while efforts should be made to blend the traditional and conventional (improved) technologies livestock production with a view of increasing farmer’s level of production.
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