SOCIO- ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS INFLUENCING ADOPTION BEHAVIOUR OF WOMEN CO- OPERATORS AND NON -CO- OPERATORS IN OJU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF BENUE STATE

Authors

  • V A Okwocha *Department of Agricultural Extension & Communication University of Agriculture, Makurdi
  • J P Voh *Department of Agricultural Economics & Rural sociology Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  • S A Ogunwale *Department of Agricultural Economics & Rural sociology Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

Abstract

This paper focuses pn the influence of selected socio- economic characteristics on adoption of agricultural innovations among women co- operators and non -co- operators in Oju Local GovernmentArea of Benue State. The socio- economic characteristics of the women studied are age, household size, farm income, agricultural credit, possession of durable goods and services, membership of cooperative,non -farm income, level of formal education, farm size, length of membership and contact with extension. For the purpose of this study, 60 women were selected and interviewed from three women cooperativesocieties, namely Ainu Women Co- operative, Oju Women Co- operative and Oboru Women Co- operative. Also 60 non -co- operators were selected and interviewed from the three villages. T -test was used to determine the significant difference between the means of the two groups. Coefficient of determination (R2) showed the amount of variation explained by the independent variables. For co- operators, the study shows a significant relationship between the household size, level of formal education, farm size,'farm income, non -farm income, agricultural credit, membership of co- operative, possession of durable goods and contact with extension. While for non -co- operators, the study shows a significant relationship between age, household size, farm size, farm income and non -farm income. Step -wise regression shows that for co- operators all the characteristics accounted for 49% of the variance in adoption whereas for non -co- operators all the variables accounted for 28 %.

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Okwocha, V. A., Voh, J. P., & Ogunwale, S. A. (2015). SOCIO- ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS INFLUENCING ADOPTION BEHAVIOUR OF WOMEN CO- OPERATORS AND NON -CO- OPERATORS IN OJU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF BENUE STATE. Journal of Agricultural Extension, 2. Retrieved from https://journal.aesonnigeria.org/index.php/jae/article/view/297

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General Extension and Teaching Methods