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THE ROLE OF AGRICULTURE IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT OF NIGERIA: A CASE STUDY OF OGUGU-DISTRICT AREA IN OLAMABORO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, KOGI STATE

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 Sep 16, 2019 |  08:24 am |  2008


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title page                                                                                          

Approval page                                                                                   

Dedication                                                                              

Acknowledgment                                                                    

Abstract                                                                                            

Table of Contents                                                                    

CHAPTER ONE

1.0 Introduction                                                                     

1.1 Background of the study                                                   

1.2 Statement of the problem                                        

1.3 Objectives of the study                                                      

1.4 Significance of the study                                                   

1.5 Research questions                                                           

1.6 Scope of the study                                                             

1.7 Limitation of the study                                                      

1.8 Definition of key terms                                                      


CHAPTER TWO

2.0 Literature review                                                                 

2.1 Historical background                                                      

2.2 Meaning and origin of agriculture                                    

2.3 Agricultural and rural development                                  

2.4 Problems of agriculture in Nigeria                                    

2.5 Food policy in Nigeria                                                         

CHAPTER THREE

3.0 Research methodology                                                        

3.1 Research design                                                                         

3.2 Area of the study                                                              

3.3 Population of the study                                           

3.4 Sample of the study                                                                   

3.5 Method of data collection                                                  

3.6 Administration and retrieval of instrument   

3.7 Problem of Methodology                                          

3.8 Method of Data Analysis                                                   


CHAPTER FOUR

4.0 Data presentation and analysis of data                   

4.1 Data presentation                                                             

4.2 Discussion of findings                                                                

CHAPTER FIVE

5.0 Summary, conclusion and recommendation           

5.1 Summary                                                                                     

5.2 Conclusion                                                                                 

5.3 Recommendations                                                   

References                                                                     

Appendices                                                                         

ABSTRACT

This study is undertaken in order to access the role of agriculture in Ogugu District area of Olamaboro Local Government of Kogi state. This study revealed that about 80% of the people of this area are engaged in farming, while the remaining 20% are engaged in trading of varying interests. The study further revealed that 66.17% of the farmers interviewed have no formal education. On the other hand, only a total of 33.35% have one form of education or the other. The conclusion drawn from the study is that there can be no meaningful societal development without agriculture. It is recommended among other things that farmers in this area should have access to free education and rural infrastructures like motorable roads, water, health services, electricity etc. Establishment of cooperative societies, industries and agricultural banks will aid agriculture and rural development of this area.     


CHAPTER ONE

1.0.      INTRODUCTION

1.1.      BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

In Nigeria, about 80% of the population live and work in rural areas (World Bank, 1984) and are engaged mainly in farming and some other secondary activities such as hand crafts and petty trading.

The main aim of rural development is the achievement of a full utilization of available physical and human resources with the aim of achieving higher income and better living conditions for the poor in the rural areas.

Therefore, it is the process whereby concerted efforts are made in order to facilitate significant increase in rural resources with the overall objectives of facilitating rural communities (Emeka et al 1979).

Again rural development is concerned with improving the living standards of the mass low-income population residing in rural areas and making the process of their development self-sustaining (Uma, cited in Idakwoji 2002).

Rural development therefore is a comprehensive programme of seeking to improve the rural sector in terms of agriculture, industry, trade, primary production, services and rural life in general. It also implies a basic review and reformation of polices and approaches of rural life and evaluation has been postulated to have positive effects on agriculture and the income of rural peoples as well as on the overall economy. Increase in the income of farmers would increase their purchasing power and then lead to the demand for industrial consumer goods.

In addition, increased agricultural productivity would need more and improved inputs from the industrial sector, while the later would demand raw materials and labour force from the agricultural sector.

 

1.2.      STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

The problem of food shortage is glaring in this country today. The causes of the problem are not unconnected with lack of rural agricultural development. The majority of the rural populace are farmers and they help in food production, yet they are not as recognized. So, the study will attempt to find out the contribution of these farmers in rural development in Ogugu District of Kogi State.

Some pertinent questions to ask are:

i.             What is the educational background of these farmers?

ii.           Do the farmers perform vital roles in food production?

iii.          What impact does government play in enhancing the welfare of the farmers? Attempt to answer these questions constitute the basic research problem upon which the study is investigating.

 

1.3.      OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY

The main purpose behind this research is to analyse the following.

i.             The social economic characteristics of farmers in the area.

ii.           The role of agriculture extension workers in the area.

iii.          The role contribution of farmers in the area rural development.

iv.          The problem faced by farmers in the area

1.4       SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY

Although many scientist have carried out research work on different field of agriculture especially in the area of food production attempts have not been made to asses the impact of agriculture of agriculture in rural development in Ogugu District Area in Olamabore Local Government of Kogi State.

This research is therefore carried out generally to assess the contribution of farmers in the area to rural development. We hope that this study will help the government agencies connected with the development of agriculture to realize the contribution in the area of study.

 

1.5       RESEARCH QUESTIONS

For question are advanced in this study that are to be subjected to empirical testing. These are:

(i)           Is the majority of the farmers in the area above sixty (60) years.

(ii)          Is the majority of the farmer illiterates.

(iii)        Area the farmers generally poor?

(iv)         Did the provision of rural infrastructures like motorable wards, water, hospital, and electricity has no significant effect on the productivity in the area.

 

1.6       SCOPE OF THE STUDY

The scope of this study is cantered on the role of agriculture in rural developments the geographical area covered is Ogugu District Area of Kogi State, and the research focused on farmers in the area.

 

1.7       LIMITATION OF THE STUDY

The limitation of the study include the followings.

i.             Finance and Time: - Shortage of finance and time did not enable is to reach the whole farmers in the area thereby resulting to limited data collected for the study.

ii.           There is lack of cooperation  among farmers in the area, which delayed our research work.

iii.          Illiteracy of most of the farmers in the area grossly affected reliable information which would have been of great use in the study.

 

1.8       DEFINITION OF KEY TERMS

A.           Agriculture: - Agriculture could be defined as the cultivation of land for the purpose of producing food for many feed for animals and fibre or raw materials for our industries.

B.           Development: - Development could be defined as many sided process, which at the level of individual implies increase in skill and capacity, greater freedom creating, self-discipline, responsibilities and materials well being water Codney (1969) cited in Idawoji (2002:3).

C.           Rural Development: - It can be operationally defined as the transformation of the mode of production using our expertise, skill, talents creative abilities, raw materials, our indigenous developed tools machinery and processing equipment.

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