Determinants of Agroforestry Practitioners Income in Semi-Arid Region of Nigeria

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B. D. Zira
M. A. Gupa

Abstract

This study examined the determinants of farm income among Agroforestry Practitioners in Semi-arid region of Nigeria. Using a multistage sampling technique, 300 Practitioners were randomly selected from six purposive selected semi-arid region of Nigeria. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and multiple regression analysis. The study revealed an income of between N301,000 and N400,000 among the Agroforestry Practitioners in the study area. Result on the linear regression analysis revealed that the coefficients of Agroforestry farm output (p<0. 01), farm size (p<0. 01, household size (p<0. 05,) and education (p<0. 05,) were found to positively and statistically influence Agroforestry farm income in the study area. It is recommended that multifaceted interventions through infrastructural development that supports access to education and land, skill acquisition and empowerment program should be implemented in the study area.

Keywords:
Determinants, income, Agroforestry, semi-arid, Nigeria.

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Zira, B. D., & Gupa, M. A. (2020). Determinants of Agroforestry Practitioners Income in Semi-Arid Region of Nigeria. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology, 38(2), 67-72. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajaees/2020/v38i230311
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