EFFECT OF ADOPTION OF IMPROVED CASSAVA VARIETIES ON HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN OYO STATE, NIGERIA

  • A.S. Adetunji Rainforest Research Station, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN), Ore, Ondo State
Keywords: Adoption, Improved, Cassava, Household, Varieties and Income

Abstract

The study was carried out to analyze the effect of adoption of improved cassava varieties on household income in
Oyo State, Nigeria. A Multi-stage sampling procedure was employed to select 200 respondents for the study. The
study employed descriptive statistics and multinomial Logit for data analysis. The results revealed that 73.5% of
the respondents were male, 66.5% were within the age range of 40-60years, 88% married, 56.0% had household
size of 6-10 persons, 9% had no formal education and 40.5% sourced their fund from the cooperative societies.
The estimated multinomial logit model for effects of factors influencing income from improved cassava varieties
revealed that among all the variables considered in this study, educational level of the respondents, household
size, and the level adoption of improved varieties were all positive and significant at 1%, while farm size was
significant at 5%. The non-adopters indicated inadequate credit facility (18.8%), poor communication (18.1%),
and lack of market (17.7%) as factors militating against the adoption of improved cassava varieties. Hence,
considering other pertinent factors, the adoption of new and improved varieties of cassava presents farming
households the opportunity to increase their income generation. There is also need for educational policies to
enable the farmers access and process information on innovations that will enhance cassava productivity and
hence income.

Published
2020-08-30

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