Correlation between yam Minisett usage level and demographic characteristics of farmers in Rivers State
AbstractThis paper investigated the relationship between yam minisett usage level and demographic characteristics of farmers in Rivers State. Cluster sampling technique was used to select 63 respondents in the study area who were administered structured questionnaire. Data were analysed by using frequencies, percentages and Pearson correlation. The findings revealed that usage level of yam minisett was moderate and majority of the respondents were middle-aged, had formal education, were males and had between 1 and 5 years farming experience, most got information on yam minisett from Agricultural Extension agents. Of all the variables identified, only experience showed significant relationship with usage level of yam minisett. Age, education, family size, gender and source of information did not show significant relationship.
(Journal of Agriculture and Social Research: 2003 3(1): 70-77)