FACTORS INFLUENCING ADOPTION OF IMPROVED ONION PRODUCTION PRACTICE IN ALIERO AND YAURI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS, KEBBI STATE, NIGERIA
- onion farmers,
- improved onion production practice
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This study analyzed the factors influencing adoption of recommended onion production practices by farmers in Aliero and Yauri Local Government Areas (LGAs), Kebbi State, Nigeria. A multi - stage sampling procedure was used to select 160 farmers for the study. The results on the factors influencing adoption of improved onion production practice indicated that results related to socio-demographic variables depicted that there is a statistically significant difference in age (t= -2.3652) and education (t= 2.1534). The result shows that age had a negative significance, implying that increase in age tend to result in less adoption of improved onion production practice. Farm size (t= 2.7634) and access to credit (t= 3.1206) were the significant variables in adoption of improved onion production practices while access to irrigation facilities is found to be not significant. Farm size (t= 2.7634) was positive and significantly related to the adoption of improved onion production practices. The result also revealed that access to credit (t= 3.1206) had a positive influence on adoption of improved onion production practices. Among the three institutional variables considered in this study, two were found to be significantly different in adoption of onion production practices. These include participation in cooperative society (t= 2.0281} and access to market information (t= 3.0424). The study therefore recommends engagement of maximum audience analysis to address some of the factors influencing adoption.