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

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Author Simon, B.P., Ndaghu, A.A., Yohanna, I.
ISSN 2225-7217
On Pages 557-560
Volume No. 3
Issue No. 5
Issue Date June 01, 2013
Publishing Date June 01, 2013
Keywords Awareness, Crop farmers, Land Management Practices and Sustainable Agriculture



Abstract

This study analyzed the Awareness of Sustainable Agricultural Land Management Practices among Crop Farmers in northern part of Taraba State, Nigeria. Respondentsí socio-economic characteristics and awareness of sustainable agricultural land management practices were investigated. A multi-stage sampling technique was employed in selecting 230 crop farmers used in the study. Data were analyzed using mean, frequency counts and percentage. The findings of the study revealed that, majority (71.7%) of the respondents were male, 70.0% were married, and 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. Most of the respondents were aware of sustainable agricultural land management practices. There is therefore a need to implement more sustainable agricultural land management practices for food security and sustainability of the environment as most of the respondents were aware of these practices.


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