Article Number: DRJAFS16782877
DOI: https://doi.org/10.26765/DRJAFS16782877
ISSN: 2354-4147

Vol. 10(4), Pp. 107-113, April 2022

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Original Research Article

Evaluation of the Benefits of Crop Farmers Participation in IFAD-CASP Program in Zamfara State, Nigeria

Sanchi, I. D.


Abstract

The study looked at the advantages of crop farmers participating in the IFAD-CASP programme in Zamfara State, Nigeria. To collect data from the 360 respondents chosen for the study, an interview schedule and focused group discussion (FGD) were used. The respondents were chosen using a multistage and simple random sampling procedure. For data analysis, descriptive statistical tools (mean, percentages, frequency distribution) and a 5-point Likert scale were utilized. According to the study’s findings, the majority of respondents were married, with an average household size of 8 people and a monthly income of less than N 20,000. The study discovered that the benefits of participating crop producers in IFAD-CASP are that their participation in the programme resulted in an increase in high yield with a (mean = 3.97), an increase in food security with a (mean = 3.84), and this was attributed to the participating crop producers’ high level of adoption of recommended practices. The findings also indicated that the IFAD-CASP programme in the study area had increased the yield of the participants and helped in the dissemination of improved farming technologies that help to boost their productivity with a (mean = 3.69), creating awareness on climate change with a (mean = 3.68), reducing poverty with a (mean = 3.36) and creating off season business activities with a (mean = 3.36). Based on the study’s findings, it is possible to conclude that rural banditry contributes to bad economic growth, increased rural poverty, low participation, and poor programme execution, as well as instilling fear and uncertainty. As a result, the study recommends that the government urgently provide adequate security personnel to man the porous borders, enrol the vulnerable in government social investment programmes, organize training/seminars for peace building purposes, and that the government register all mining sites and properly monitor their activities.


Keywords: Benefits, Crop Farmers, IFAD-CASP Program, Zamfara State


 Received: March 6, 2022  Accepted: March 24, 2022  Published: April 12, 2022


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