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Determinants of Sustainable Agricultural Land Management Practices Among Arable Crop Farmers in Northern Part of Taraba State, Nigeria

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Author Simon, B.P., Garba, A. and Bunu, G.M.
ISSN 2225-7217
On Pages 726-730
Volume No. 3
Issue No. 7
Issue Date August 01, 2013
Publishing Date August 01, 2013
Keywords Agricultural Land, Arable Crops, Determinants, Farmers, and Management Practices.



Abstract

This study analyzed the Determinants of Sustainable Agricultural Land Management Practices among Arable Crop Farmers in Northern Part of Taraba State, Nigeria. Respondents’ socio-economic characteristics were determined and the determinants of sustainable agricultural land management practices in the study area were identified. A multi-stage sampling technique was employed in selecting 230 arable crop farmers used in the study. Data were analyzed by the use of mean, frequency count, percentage, logit regression and pearson product moment correlation. The findings of the study reveals that, majority (71.7%) of the respondents were male, 70.0 % were married, 70.0 % had one form of formal education or another. The mean age, household size, farm size and years of farming experience were 43 years, nine persons, four hectares and 21 years respectively. The Logit regression analysis revealed that, educational level (ß =0.052 p < 0.05), awareness (ß =0.057 p < 0.05), information source (ß = 0.011 p < 0.05) and attitude (ß = 0.007 P < 0.05) had the likelihood of increasing the use of sustainable agricultural land management practices in the study area. The Pearson Product Moment Correlation also revealed significant relationship between awareness, information source, attitude and constraints against the use of sustainable agricultural land management practices in the study area. Based on these findings, it was recommended that, arable crop farmers in the study area should be exposed to better sources of agricultural education, information and awareness on sustainable agricultural land management practices as these variables have the likelihood of increasing the use of sustainable agricultural land management practices in addition to addressing the constraints which negatively affect the respondents’ use of sustainable agricultural land management practices.


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