Acta Scientific Agriculture (ISSN: 2581-365X)

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 7

Effect of Information Sources on Farmers’ Rice Production Adoption of Sawah Eco-technology in Kwali Area Council, Abuja, Nigeria

Usman M Adangara1*, Samson Olayemi Sennuga1, Tena Mongalaku Barnabas1, Ezinne M Emeana3 and Funso Omolayo Alabuja2

1Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Abuja, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

2Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

3Center for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry University, Coventry, United Kingdom, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: Usman M Adangara, Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Abuja, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria.

Received: May 20, 2022; Published: June 07, 2022

Abstract

The study analyzed the effect of information sources on farmers’ adoption of Sawah Eco-technology in rice production in Kwali Area Council, Abuja, Nigeria. A total number of eighty respondents were randomly selected. Data for the study were collected using a well-structured questionnaire and analyzed using descriptive statistics such as: mean score, frequency counts and percentages. The result revealed that 80.0% of the respondents in the study area were male with a greater proportion (58.8%) of them being between the ages of 41 - 60 years. Majority of the respondents (82.5%) were married and have household size (6-10 members) with (45.0%) having an annual income of N210,000 - N300,000 from farm sales. The main sources of information on Sawah Eco-technology in rice production in the study area is through a combination of co-farmers and extension agents (20.0%) as compared to extension agents alone (18.8%.). Majority of the respondents are willing to adopt the Sawah technology if they have sufficient information because of its high benefits as compared to the other methods of rice production they are used to. The major challenges perceived by the respondents are: (i) the capital-intensive nature of the technology (91.3), (ii) high cost of agro-inputs and labour (56.3%) and (iii) farmers/herdsmen conflict (92.5%).

Keywords:Information; Sawah Eco-Technology; Adoption and Rice

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Citation

Citation: Usman M Adangara., et al. “Effect of Information Sources on Farmers’ Rice Production Adoption of Sawah Eco-technology in Kwali Area Council, Abuja, Nigeria". Acta Scientific Agriculture 6.7 (2022): 03-09.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Usman M Adangara., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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