SEASONALITY IN POVERTY LEVEL OF RURAL FARMING HOUSEHOLDS IN OYO STATE NIGERIA

Adeyonu, A. G. and Oni, O. A. and Okoruwa, V. O. and Omonona, B. T. (2012) SEASONALITY IN POVERTY LEVEL OF RURAL FARMING HOUSEHOLDS IN OYO STATE NIGERIA. ARPN Journal of Agricultural and Biological Science, 7 (8). pp. 570-575. ISSN 1990-6145

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Abstract

The study examined poverty level among farmers in rural areas of Oyo State, Nigeria. A multi-stage sampling technique was used in collecting data from 180 farming households during the rainy and dry season. The analysis shows that the incidence of poverty is 32.7% and 40.6% during the rainy and dry seasons, respectively. Poverty rate is higher among older farmers with low level of education who are subsistence farmers with large members and who had no access to food preparation and modern farming technology. Poverty indices are higher during dry season than rainy season. To reduce poverty among farmers, farming households should be targeted with education, birth-control programme, time saving technology and cash transfer programs to bridge the dry season consumption deficit.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: poverty, rural farming households, seasonality, Oyo State, Nigeria.
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Depositing User: Dr A. G. Adeyonu
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2017 16:32
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2017 16:32
URI: http://eprints.lmu.edu.ng/id/eprint/627

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