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Assessment Of Various Activities (Indicators) Made Available To Farmers For Participation Through Fadama Iii Agricultural Project Delivery Agency In Bayelsa State, Nigeria

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Ominikari, Abraham Godwin, Onumadu, Francis N., Eshiet, Abasiama Asuquo



Farmers, Participation, Fadama III, Agriculture, Bayelsa State.



The study assessed the activities made available to farmers for participation through Fadama III Project in Bayelsa State. Objective of the study was activities made available to farmers through National Fadama III Agricultural project delivery agency. Purposive sampling technique was used to select One-Hundred and fifty (150) farmers that participated, and 150 staff from the delivery agency. Data were collected with a structured questionnaire. The data collected was analyzed using frequency count, percentage, mean (X ̅), standard deviation (STD), while z-test was used to test the null hypotheses at 0.05% level of significance. Farmers in the state truly believe in the existence of various activities in Fadama III project in the state as being made available to them through the delivery agency. The result of the z-test showed that the mean response of the farmers in Fadama III projects was 2.986 while the mean response of the delivery agency was 3.793, there was significant difference (z = -20.245) in the mean score response of the delivery agency and participants of National Fadama III Agricultural Project on the various activities that were made available to the farmers at P ≤ 0.05. The study therefore recommended that National Fadama III Project activities should be reorganized to be of great benefit to the farmers, proper training in all the activities should be made available for effective participation, empower the participants to improve their income level, and to move them away from poverty by improving their standard of living by reorganizing the Fadama III Project.



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