COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANISATION AND LAND MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN CASSAVA BASED SMALL HOLDER FARMING SYSTEM IN OSUN STATE

R. ADEYEMO, Ayodeji KEHINDE

Abstract


This study investigated the effect of community-based organization on land management practices in Cassava based smallholder farming system in Osun State. A multistage sampling procedure was employed to select 100 respondents for the study. Data collected were analyzed by descriptive statistics, adoption index, Cragg’s (double-hurdle) model. The descriptive results showed average values of 45 years for age, 10 years for year of schooling, 7 for household size, 1.84 for farm size and 16 years for years of farming experience. The result revealed intercropping (94%) is the most predominant land management practice, followed by crop rotation (85%) while the least practiced was mulching. According to first hurdle in the double hurdle regression result, education, farm size and perception of degradation status significantly influenced the practice of crop rotation while age and access to credit significantly influenced the practice of cover cropping. The membership of community-based organization significantly influenced the practice of mulching. In the second hurdle, membership of community-based organization and participation in government awareness program significantly influenced intensity of crop rotation practices. The age and farm size of the farmers significantly influenced intensity of intercropping practices, while years of education and membership of community-based organization significantly influenced intensity of cover cropping practice. The age of farmer significantly influenced the intensity of mulching practice. On the basis of the results of the study, it was recommended that farmers should be encouraged to join a community-based organization of their own choice for easy uptake of land management practices and must be exposed to awareness programs on sustainable land management practices. In addition, focus should be on educated farmers with relatively large farms.


Keywords


Community-Based Organisation, Land Management Practices, Cassava, Small Holder Farming System

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/agrisp.v111i3-4.13533



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