Journal of Agriculture and Social Research (JASR)

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Appraisal Of The Adequacy Of Farm Support Services Offered Host Communities By Petroleum-Producing Companies In Niger-Delta, Nigeria

Chukwuemeka Nwankwo


The major objective of this study was to appraise the adequacy of the farm support services offered host communities by petroleum-producing companies in the Niger-Delta with focus on Rivers State. The stratified and multi-stage random sampling techniques were used to select 476 respondents for the study. A structured questionnaire containing 25 items was used for data collection. Out of 476 questionnaire administered, 434 were duly filled and returned, giving 91.18% returns. The data collected was analysed using the mean. It was observed that, generally, the farm support services rendered to the host communities were not adequate enough to ginger higher farm productivity and income. Conclusion was drawn based on this finding.
Key words: farm support services, petroleum producing companies, host communities
Journal of Agriculture and Social Research Vol.4(1) 2004: 82-94
AJOL African Journals Online