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Use of cassava-maize intercrop technologies in soil conservation in Irele Local Government Area of Ondo State

O. Arowojolu
J.O. Oladeji


In Nigeria, efforts have been made towards increasing farmers productivity through the development of improved technologies which farmers can adopt and thereby improve their productivity and at the same time conserve their soil. However, the extent of adoption of these technologies by the farmers have not been satisfactory. It is with this view in mind that this study was carried out in Irele Local Government Area of Ondo State.

Both purposive and simple random sampling procedures were used to select respondents for the study. One hundred and twelve respondents were interviewed. The data collected were analysed using frequencies and percentage counts. Chi-square and Pearson product moment correlation were used for testing the hypotheses, depending on the level of measurement of the variables.

The finding was that majority (67%) of the farmers are aware of the cassava-maize intercrop improved technologies. Farmers claimed they received agricultural information through fellow farmers. With the exception of age, all farmers' characteristics have no significant relationship with the use of the technologies.

[JEXT Vol.2(1) 2001: 49-55]

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