LEVELS OF FARMERS’ PARTICIPATION IN SUDAN SAVANNA CHALLENGE PROGRAMME IN BUNKURE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KANO STATE

  • Usman Abba Idris Department Of Adult Education And Community Services, Bayero University, Kano

Abstract

This study assesses Levels of Farmers’ Participation in Sudan Savanna Challenge Programme in Bunkure Local Government Area of Kano State. Survey research design was adopted for the study. Data were collected with the aid of Community Participation Questionnaire and was administered to 123 farmers in Bunkure Local Government Area of Kano State. Stratified Random Sampling Technique was used in the selection and data analysis was by the use of descriptive statistics. The findings of the study revealed that: farmers in Bunkure Local Government Area significantly participated in the planning, execution and subsequent utilization of knowledge. The findings of the study further revealed that factors like age, educational attainment, provision of improved technology, peer group influence and communication and social interaction influenced farmers’ participation in the Sudan Savanna Challenge Programme. The major recommendations based on the findings of this study were that: The sponsors of the SSCP programme should ensure that sustainability mechanisms are put in place for farmers and other stakeholders continue to participate at the planning, execution and utilization stages, the level of female participation in such development programmes should be encouraged so as to remove a situation where someone feels he/she is marginalized.

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Published
2013-09-30
How to Cite
Idris, U. A. (2013). LEVELS OF FARMERS’ PARTICIPATION IN SUDAN SAVANNA CHALLENGE PROGRAMME IN BUNKURE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KANO STATE. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 9(26). https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2013.v9n26p%p