Ovharhe Oghenero Joseph
The study described the various socioeconomic profile of the Fadama III beneficiaries in Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa and Delta States, and provided implications with necessary recommendations for stakeholders. A sample size of 360 beneficiaries were selected using sampling methods involving multistage and simple random techniques. Results obtained revealed that the average age of respondents in the Niger Delta was 51.33 years. Respondents’ disaggregation by gender showed that male respondents were 57% and female respondents were 43%. It was found that 50.3% of the respondents had secondary education. Respondents’ average years of experience on farming were 14years. The Niger Delta Fadama III farmers had average farm sizes of 1.6 hectares. About one-third of respondents (30%) earned annual farm income of less than ?120,000.00 in the study area. The household size on the average per state is 6 persons per household. It was generally noted that the activities of local facilitators and extension workers were average at 48% and 57% respectively. The study concluded that the socioeconomic profile of the Fadama III beneficiaries in the Niger Delta are similar in some situations and recommended that needs assessment should be conducted before specific project implementations.
Socioeconomic, Determinants, Profile, Fadama, Beneficiaries, Project
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Ovharhe Oghenero Joseph. (2019) Determinants of the Socioeconomic Profile of Fadama III Project Beneficiaries in Three States of Niger Delta Area of Nigeria. International Journal of Agricultural Science, 4, 29-34