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The Effect of Socio-Economic Factors on Pearl Millet (Pennisetum glaucum l.) Production in Magumeri Local Government Area of Borno State, Nigeria

AB Mustapha, W Dangaladima

Abstract


The study investigated farmers’ socio-economic factor affecting pearl millet production in randomly selected villages in Magumeri Local Government Area of Borno State. A total of 80 farmers were selected through stratified random sampling and were administered with questionnaires. The results revealed that educational level, membership of cooperative union and contact with extension agents were significantly related to millet output level at 5% level of significance. The farmer’s age and years of farming experience were not significant to millet production at 5% level of significance. Recommendations were made based on the results of the findings.

Keywords: Socio-economic Factors; Pearl Millet; Production




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