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American Journal of Rural Development. 2013, 1(1), 15-18
DOI: 10.12691/ajrd-1-1-3
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Farmers’ Attitude towards Government Initiative on Cocoa Rehabilitation Promotion in Oyo State, Nigeria

S. Adebiyi1, K.A. Oluyole1, , O.O. Oduwole1 and B.S. Famuyiwa1

1Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan, Nigeria

Pub. Date: May 05, 2013

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S. Adebiyi, K.A. Oluyole, O.O. Oduwole and B.S. Famuyiwa. Farmers’ Attitude towards Government Initiative on Cocoa Rehabilitation Promotion in Oyo State, Nigeria. American Journal of Rural Development. 2013; 1(1):15-18. doi: 10.12691/ajrd-1-1-3


In an effort to enhance sustainable cocoa production, the Nigerian government embarked on initiative to revive the old glory of cocoa sub-sector. One of these initiatives is cocoa rehabilitation programme. This study was therefore conducted to assess the farmers’ attitude towards cocoa rehabilitation programme in Nigeria. The study was carried out in Oyo state. Structured questionnaire was used to collect information from randomly selected respondents in the study area and the data from the information collected were analysed with the use of descriptive statistics as well as correlative coefficient. The results of the descriptive analysis showed that 54.7% of the respondents were within the age bracket of 56 years and above; 59.3% had one level of education or the other. Majority of the respondents were male while 72.7% of them had spent at least 10 years in cocoa farming. 89.3% of the respondents obtained information from farmer’s organization while 44.0% obtained information from non- Governmental agencies. The analysis further showed that 64.0% of the respondents were aware of the initiative, while 81.3% are members of Cocoa Association of Nigeria [CAN] and 75.3% got their source of credit from co-operative societies. The results of the attitudinal test revealed that 55.4% of the respondents had favourable, 37.3% neutral while 7.3% were unfavourable to the initiative. The result of the correlation coefficient showed that age of the respondents, farming experience, educational background, sources of information and membership of organization significantly (p ≤ 0.05) affected their attitude toward cocoa rehabilitation programme.

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