Impact of Fadama Development Project on the Income of the Rural Farmers in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State

  • CU Onugu
  • F Nwankwo
Keywords: Fadama farmer, beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries

Abstract

The study focused on the impact of fadama II development project on the income of the rural farmers in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The objectives of the study are to assess fadama farmer’s income before and after joining the group, to assess fadama farmers income to those of non-fadama farmers. Descriptive statistical technique, farmer budget techniques and multiple regression model were used for analysis. Findings revealed an increase in the income of the fadama II project beneficiaries. This can be seen in the farm budget analysis where fadama II project beneficiaries income increases by 134% while that of non-beneficiaries by 52%. This increase in income of the beneficiaries can be attributed to some socio economic variablesThere was therefore a positive and significant relationship between educational status, farming experience and decision to participate in fadama project with the income of the farmers in the study area. The implication of the finding is that for the fadama project to increase the income of the farmers, KADP fadama project should ensure they provide access to affordable credit services in the third phase of fadama as this will improve the capital base of the participants. KADP office should also intensity awareness campaign among farmers in the LGA as this could further increase the number of participant and finally phase III of the project should ensure timely supply of the production input among fadama users as this will enhance more efficient utilization of the input.
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