This study compared the rate of adoption of the agricultural technologies of Green River Project by farm families of the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Stratified and random sampling methods were used in selecting a sample size of 270 respondents. Data collection was with the interview schedule. Data were analyzed using percentage and analysis of variance. Results indicate that out of the 14 studied agricultural technologies, adoption rate was more amongst farm families of Bayelsa State (57.6%) followed by Imo (57.0%) and lastly by Rivers (55.2%). Cassava/maize/egusi-melon intercropping system was the highest adopted technology with a percentage mean rate of 97.0%. The least adopted technologies in the region were bee keeping (23.3%) and snail rearing (27.8%) respectively. There was no significant variation in adoption among the three studied states. The study recommends improvement is adoption of bee keeping and snail rearing.
PAPER TITLE :COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF ADOPTION OF AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGIES OF GREEN RIVER PROJECT BY FARM FAMILIE
JOURNAL Of SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY | VOLUME 4 NUMBER 1 2013
- Author(s) : NLERUM, F.E.