The study analyzed the factors influencing participation of farm households’ in watermelon production in the study areas.
Three local government areas out of Sokoto state were purposively selected. Questionnaire was used to collect data. Multistage of
sampling techniques were used to arrive at the sample size of 181 farm households for the study. Likert scale is used to analyse the
level of participation of farm households’, frequency and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. The findings revealed
that (55.8%) of the farm households are within the ages of 25-30 years, majority (96.7%) are male It shows that majority (64.0%)
of the farm households participated in watermelon production as a result of higher income generated. Multiple regression analysis
result revealed significant relationships between farm household’s participation in watermelon production and their socioeconomic
characteristics at P<0.05. The constraints faced by the farm households are storage technology and improved agricultural
inputs. Most (63.5%) of the farm households believed that provision of subsidized agricultural inputs and market accessibility are
forms of assistance that will encourages farm households to partake in watermelon production. It is recommended that government
and donor agencies should encourage farm households’ by providing them with the modern agricultural inputs so as to influence
them to participate fully into watermelon production irrespective of their Socio-economic differences.