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February 2016, Volume 3, 2, pp 7-12

Determinants of Farmers' Use of Land Reclamation Practices in Oil Producing Areas of Imo State, Nigeria: Application of Multivariate Logistic Analysis

Anaeto F.C.

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Okereke - Ejiogu, N

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Ohajianya D.0

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Korie, C.O

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Dike, N.F

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Uke, P.C

Anaeto F.C. 1 Okereke - Ejiogu, N 1 

Ohajianya D.0 3 ,

Korie, C.O 3 Dike, N.F 5
Uke, P.C 6

  1. Department of Agricultural Extension, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria 1

  2. Department of Agricultural Economics, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria 3

  3. Nigeria Investment promotion commission, South-East zonal office, Enugu 5

  4. Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu State, Nigeria 6

Pages: 7-12

DOI: 10.18488/journal.69.2016.32.7.12

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Article History:

Received: 10 November, 2016
Revised: 27 January, 2017
Accepted: 21 March, 2017
Published: 18 April, 2017


Abstract:

This study analyzed the determinants of farmer’s use of land reclamation practices in oil producing areas of Imo State, Nigeria. Data for the study were obtained with structured questionnaire from 172 food crop farmers selected through multistage sampling procedure. Descriptive statistics was used to determine the level of use of land reclamation practices, while inferential statistical technique (logit model) was used to estimate the determinants of farmers ‘use of land reclamation practice. Results showed   low level of use of land reclamation practices (x =1.5) among the farmers, and land filling was better practiced than other land reclamation practices. Determinants of farmers ‘use  of land reclamation practices were level of education, farm size, extension  contact, annual  farm income, social organization membership, availability of land reclamation technology, and access  to information. In order for land reclamation practices to mitigate the land degradation and soil fertility loss experienced in the  oil producing areas of Imo State, government should adequately motivate the extension personnel to  follow-up the use of the introduced land reclamation practices by the farmers.

Contribution/ Originality
This study contributes in the existing literature on determinants of farmers’ use of land reclamation practices using multivariate logistics analysis. The paper’s primary contribution is finding that education, farm size, extension, farm income, social organization membership, availability of technology and access to information significantly determined farmers’ use of land reclamation practices.

Keywords:

Determinants, Farmer’ use, Land reclamation, Logistic analysis, Oil producing, Imo State.

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This study received no specific financial support.

Competing Interests:

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Acknowledgement:

All authors contributed equally to the conception and design of the study.

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