Present Interest and Future Aspiration in Farming: A Case of School -based Farmers' Children Club in Ago -lwoye, Nigeria
Keywords:Present Interest and Future Aspiration, farming, School -based Farmers' Children Club
AbstractA study was conducted to determine the relationship between the of present level of interest farmers' children in farming and their future aspiration in farming. All the 70 members of Children -in- Agriculture Club, based in all the secondary schools in Ago -lwoye were interviewed for the study.Pre- tested interview schedule was used to generate information from the individual club member. Descriptive statistics was used to describe the data, while the Spearman -rho rank correlation and stepwise regression were used to determine the relationship between the variables.The results of the study show high interest of the farmers' children in farming activities with a relatively high future aspiration in further education in agriculture and/ or future investment in farming. This however, is not related to selected personal characteristics of the children.
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