The study examined livestock farmers’ adoption and their willingness to farm wildlife species in Akure, Ondo State. Forty-five (45) livestock farmers from 51 registered farmers with Ministry of Agriculture, Ondo State, participated in the study. Data were obtained with structured questionnaires while analysis was done through descriptive statistics and binary logistic regression. The results showed that 28.9% of the livestock farmers currently farm wildlife species, with 46.1%, 23.1% and 15.4% of the adopter farming snails, cane rats and Guinea fowls respectively. Also, 46.9% of the respondents not currently farming wildlife species were willing to farm wildlife with 40% and 26% of them willing to farm snails and cane rats respectively. High capital outlay and lack of extension services were reported as the main challenges affecting wildlife farming with 61.5% and 15.4% of the respondents currently farming wildlife species. In order to enhance increased adoption, credit facilities with low interest rates and extension services should be provided to the farmers.
PAPER TITLE :LIVESTOCK FARMERS’ ADOPTION AND WILLINGNESS TO FARM WILDLIFE SPECIES IN AKURE, ONDO STATE, NIGERIA
APPLIED TROPICAL AGRICULTURE | VOLUME 18 NUMBER 1 2013
- Author(s) : Adekunle Anthony Ogunjinmi, Omowumi Olaide Oyeleke, Jacob Amudipe Orimaye, Kehinde Oluwaseye Ogunjin