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ISSN: 2637-4579

Open Access Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Biosciences

Research Article(ISSN: 2637-4579)

Analysis of Factors Influencing Participation of Farm Households in Watermelon Production in Some Selected Local Government Areas of Sokoto State, Nigeria

Volume 4 - Issue 1

Salihu Abdullahi Abubakar*, Binta Muhammed Manga, Maryam Bello Ali and Abdullahi Muazu DalhaMagaji

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    • Department of Agricultural Technology, Umaru Ali Shinkafi Polytechnic, Nigeria

    *Corresponding author: Salihu Abdullahi Abubakar, Department of Agricultural Technology, Umaru Ali Shinkafi Polytechnic, Sokoto State, Nigeria

Received: February 04, 2020;   Published: February 19, 2020;

DOI: 10.32474/OAJBEB.2020.04.000177

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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.

Keywords: Analysis; Watermelon; Production; Farm; Households

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