Determinants of Level of Participation of Farmers in Group Activities in Kwara State, Nigeria

Active participation of farmers in farmer-group activities is central to the sustenance of the groups as well as to the success of the participatory approach to agricultural extension. The study analyzed the level of participation of farmers in group activities in Kwara State, Nigeria. In addition, the study evaluated the effect of selected socio-economic characteristic of the farmers on their level of participation. A two stage random sampling method was employed in selecting 261 farmers in the study area. Primary data were collected through the use of structured interview schedule. Descriptive statistics, Likert Scale and the OLS regression analysis were the analytical tools used for the study. The results revealed that the farmers in the study area were predominantly male (87.4%), married (92.7%), middle aged and possessed formal education (73.2%). At P

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