Volume 6, Issue 6, November 2018, Page: 186-190
Small–Scale Farmers Perception on Organic Farming Status in Ondo State, Nigeria
Oyedele G. T., Department of Agricultural Extension and Communication Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
Wole-Alo F. I., Department of Agricultural Extension and Communication Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
Owolabi K. E., Department of Agricultural Extension and Communication Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
Okunlola J. O., Department of Agricultural Extension and Communication Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
Received: Sep. 1, 2016;       Accepted: Oct. 12, 2016;       Published: Nov. 12, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajaf.20180606.15      View  105      Downloads  22
Abstract
The study examined farmers’ perception about organic farming status in Ondo State, Nigeria with a view of expanding their knowledge on organic practices. This study adopted a random sampling technique to select one hundred and twelve respondents. Descriptive statistic like frequencies, percentage and mean were used to present study findings. Pearson product moment correlation coefficient (PPMC) was used to analyse the hypothesis where p<05 determined significance. Data indicated that out of the four communities visited Ipinsa community responded very with 37.0 percent above others. Also findings revealed that majority of the respondents were male (71.4 percent) with mean age of 41 years while majority of the respondents were primary school certificate holder. Majority of the farmers had favourable perception towards organic farming in the study area only that most farmers were yet to adopt the organic system of farming. Majority of the respondents (60.7 percent) were of the opinion that organic farming was not of benefit to them. Findings the study showed that majority of the respondents practiced integrated organic farming with 76.7 percent while only 23.3 percent of the farmers practiced pure organic farming. The study recommended that women and youths should be encouraged to be actively involved when providing training on organic farming in the study area.
Keywords
Perception, Small-Scale, Farmers, Organic Farming, Nigeria
To cite this article
Oyedele G. T., Wole-Alo F. I., Owolabi K. E., Okunlola J. O., Small–Scale Farmers Perception on Organic Farming Status in Ondo State, Nigeria, American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry. Vol. 6, No. 6, 2018, pp. 186-190. doi: 10.11648/j.ajaf.20180606.15
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