FACTORS INFLUENCING THE ADOPTION OF AGRO-CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY BY SMALL-SCALE FARMERS IN KWALI AREA COUNCIL OF ABUJA FCT, NIGERIA
Bello, M.; Ibrahim, H. I.; Salau, E. S.; Kaura, A. G. and Age, A. I.
Journal Title:Journal of Environmental Issues and Agriculture in Developing Countries
The study was conducted to determine factors influencing the adoption of agro-chemicals technology by small-scale farmers in Kwali area council, of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, Nigeria. Structured interview schedule was used to collect data for the study. Ten respondents were randomly selected from each of the eight districts making the area council giving a total of eighty respondents. Statistical tools involving means, frequency and percentage were used to analyze the data. Ordinary least square linear regression was used to determine factors influencing the adoption of agro-chemicals technology in the study area. The results of the study revealed that gender, age, farm income, marital status and years of farming experience have positive influence on the adoption of agro-chemicals in the study area. Management of Abuja Agricultural Development Project should endeavour to encourage farmers to form strong coherent group such as cooperatives to control agro-chemicals prices supplied by input representatives.