Impact of the Village Alive Development Initiative on Poverty Reduction Among Farming Households in Kwara State, Nigeria

  • Oluwasegun Ayodeji Alalade 1. Extension Management Division, Department of Rural Development and Gender Issues (RUDEG), Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI), Ilorin, Nigeria.
  • Morenike Peju Longe 1. Extension Management Division, Department of Rural Development and Gender Issues (RUDEG), Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI), Ilorin, Nigeria.
  • Oloruntoba Luke Adebisi 1. Extension Management Division, Department of Rural Development and Gender Issues (RUDEG), Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI), Ilorin, Nigeria.
  • Oluwatoki Peter Popoola Rural Infrastructure and Institutions Development Division, Department of Rural Development and Gender Issues (RUDEG), Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI), Ilorin, Nigeria.
  • Tolulope Olamide Ladipo 3. General Management Division, Department of Agricultural Development Management, Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI), Ilorin, Nigeria.

Abstract

This paper examined the impact of the Village Alive Development Initiative on poverty reduction in Kwara State, Nigeria. Two hundred and Fourteen (214) farming households were selected from the participating villages in Kwara State. Data were collected using structured interview schedule and were analyzed through the use of frequency count, simple percentages and propensity score matching technique. The results showed that the income level of participating farmers was significantly higher than that of non-participants. Furthermore, farm size, years of education and access to loan facilities negatively influence poverty, while, it was also revealed that VADI programme has led to poverty reduction among participating farming household hence such initiative as VADI should be encouraged and sustained among farming households in the study area.
Published
2019-10-06
How to Cite
ALALADE, Oluwasegun Ayodeji et al. Impact of the Village Alive Development Initiative on Poverty Reduction Among Farming Households in Kwara State, Nigeria. Journal of Agricultural Extension, [S.l.], v. 23, n. 4, p. 99-106, oct. 2019. ISSN 2408-6851. Available at: <https://journal.aesonnigeria.org/index.php/jae/article/view/1964>. Date accessed: 17 nov. 2019.

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