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Analysis of the sources of information among melon farmers in Ankpa local government area of Kogi state

 Department: Agricultural Economics and Extension  
 By: usericon Johngrey  

 Project ID: 6370
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This study was carried out to analyze the sources of information available to melon farmers in Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi state. The population for the study comprised all melon farmers in the study area from which a sample size of 120 respondents were randomly selected. Data was collected using a well structured questionnaire to collect primary data for this research. Data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics and hypothesis was tested using regression analysis model. The results revealed that the melon famers in Ankpa are dominated by (male 61%) majority of the farmers were within the age of 36-50 (42.5%), majority were married and had a household size of 11-20 persons, the farmers (43%) earn between 100,001 to 500,000. Results of the research revealed that farmers have access to some information such as information on fertilizer application, land preparation, improved varieties, fertilizer rate application, pest and diseases, market information and storage and processing. Few farmers had access to information on climate change, proper irrigation and farm machinery. The major source of information was radio, friend and relatives, farmers association and television. Logistic regression on socioeconomic characteristics reveals that education, marital status, and farm size were all significant at 5% level of probability, this null hypothesis was rejected. The one sample t-test of the perception of farmers and access to and utilization of information sources shows that farmers perceptions have a significant effect  (P0.05)on their access to information....
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