Determinants of choice of crop grown in the floodplain among farmers in Rivers State, Nigeria

  • ME Ndubueze-Ogaraku
  • DI Ekine
Keywords: Determinants, Farmers’ Choice, Crop, Floodplain, Rivers State

Abstract

This study examined the determinants of choice of crop grown in the floodplain among the farmers in Rivers State Nigeria. A simple random sampling technique was adopted to select 340 respondents. Descriptive statistics and logistic probability model were the analytical technique used. The result shows that about 34.7 % of respondents were in the age group of 31- 40 years; womenfolk dominated the farming population with 63.5%. The logistic regression results showed that farmers’ age and years of formal education were significant determinants of choice of crop grown in study area. The Wald statistics showed a statistical significant result which concludes that the choice of either growing cassava or fluted pumpkin in the study area was influenced by socio-economic characteristics of the farmers. It is recommended that farmers are advised to improve their level of education to enhance decision making ability on types of crops to grow in the floodplain farms.

Keywords: Determinants, Farmers’ Choice, Crop, Floodplain, Rivers State

Published
2016-03-22
Section
Articles

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