IMPACT OF MEMBERSHIP OF COOPERATIVE SOCIETY ON SMALLHOLDER FARMERS' INCOME IN KW ARA STATE, NIGERIA

Adeyonu, A. G. and Amao, I.O. and Ajiboye, B. O. and Faseyi, S. A and Isitor, S.U (2017) IMPACT OF MEMBERSHIP OF COOPERATIVE SOCIETY ON SMALLHOLDER FARMERS' INCOME IN KW ARA STATE, NIGERIA. In: 18th Annual National Conference of the Nigeria Association Of The Nigerian Agricultural Economists, 16th - 19th October, 2017., Abeokuta, Nigeria.

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Abstract

Smallholder farmers are characterized by low income, low resource utilization, small farm holdings and inadequate access to efficient post-harvest technology. They find it difficult to pool their resources in order to raise their farm income and substantially improve their living conditions. This study focused on the impact of cooperative society on income of smallholder farmers in Kwara State, Nigeria. A multi-stage sampling technique was used to select 181 respondents involved in the study. Data collected were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The results showed that mean income of farmers who were members of cooperative society, non-members of cooperative society and control group stood at Nl5,090±N3,828, Nl7,686±Nl8,306 and NI l,020±N2,378 respectively. The Kruskal Wallis statistic and Jonckeere Terpstra tests for significance of mean incomes for the various categories of farmers were significant (p<0.0 1 ).Analysis of variance (ANOY A) test also indicated that there is a significant difference between the mean income levels of the three categories of farmers (p<0.01). Furthermore, the results of the Post Hoc test for differences/equality among the various categories showed that mean income of the control group is significantly different from that of the non-cooperative and cooperative groups. Based on this, encouraging farmers in the study area to join cooperative societies becomes imperative. KEYWORDS: Impact, cooperative society, income level, smallholder farmers, Kwara State

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Depositing User: Mr DIGITAL CONTENT CREATOR LMU
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2019 10:08
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 10:08
URI: https://eprints.lmu.edu.ng/id/eprint/2707

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