Community Leadership Succession in Fish Farming Festivities for Agricultural Development in Ibi Local Government Area, Taraba State Community Leadership Succession in Fish Farming Festivities for Agricultural Development in Ibi Local Government Area, Taraba State – Direct Research Journal of Agriculture and Food Science
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Community Leadership Succession in Fish Farming Festivities for Agricultural Development in Ibi Local Government Area, Taraba State

Mba, Rasheed
Article Number: DRJAFS20447037
DOI: https://doi.org/10.26765/DRJAFS20447037
ISSN: 2354-4147

Vol. 11(8), Pp. 238-243, August 2023

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Abstract

This study is on community leadership succession in fish farming festivities for Agricultural Development in Ibi Local Government Area, Taraba State. Three specific purposes of the study were stated and transformed into three research questions. Three null hypotheses were also formulated for the study. Survey research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study was 340 consisting 300 fish farmers and 40 community leaders. Simple random sampling technique was used to get the sample size of 211 using Taro Yamane’s Formula, which consists of 171 fish farmers and all the 40 community leaders were used because of their manageable size. The instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire titled: Community Leadership Succession in Fish Farming Festivities for Agricultural Development Questionnaire (CLSFFFADQ). This consists of 21 structured items statement. The instrument was validated by three validates. The instruments were subjected to trial-test using Cronbach Alpha with reliability coefficient of 0.85. The researcher with the help of two research assistants administered 211 copies of the questionnaire and retrieved all of them for analysis. The data was analyzed using mean and standard deviation for answering the research questions and t-test for testing the null hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. The finding indicates the respondents agreed with the community leadership style in fish farming festivities, provision of fishing skills to fish farmers, as well as supervision of fish farmers for agricultural development in Ibi Local Government Area, Taraba State. Recommendations made include: Community Leaders to find a way of involving the government and other stake holders to come to their aids in improving fish farming in Ibi Local Government area, the fish festivities be organized in such a way that, it can attracts foreign investors to the area, for high productivity and enhancement of agricultural development.

Keywords: Community leaders, succession, fish farming, festivities
 Received: July 22, 2023  Accepted: August 20, 2023  Published: August 25, 2023



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