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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 2)
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An Analysis of the Impact of Fadama III Project on Poverty Alleviation in Delta State, Nigeria

P.C. Ike
Corresponding Author:  P.C. Ike 

Key words:  Average income, double-difference estimator, fadama III project, poverty, , ,
Vol. 4 , (2): 158-164
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February 02, 2012 March 10, 2012 March 26, 2012
Abstract:

This study specifically sought to determine the average income of Fadama user and non Fadama user households based on their crop, livestock and off-farm activities as relating to project implementation and also the proportion of the Fadama user households attaining the observed average income. 152 participating households in Fadama III Project and 50 non participating households were randomly selected for this study. Data were collected by well trained enumerators through the use of well structured and pre-tested questionnaire and analyzed through the use of Descriptive and Inferential statistical tools. The Double-Difference (DD) Estimator was used to compare changes in outcome measures. Findings indicate that average age of the respondents was 52.4 years while 54.95% were males and about 68% were married with 20% possessing no formal education. (73.71%) of the respondents have household sizes ranging from 4 to 10 members. The average per capita income of the Fadama user households before the project implementation was N62,480.00 while that of the Fadama III non beneficiaries was N63,572.00. On the average, the real income of Fadama III beneficiaries increased by about 36.67% (From N62, 480.00 to N85,391.42) as a result of participation in the project. By contrast however, average real income of Fadama III non beneficiaries increased only by 11.6% from N63,572.00 to N73,743.52. The mean increase in income for participants in Fadama III was significantly different from that of non participants at p = 0.05. Appropriate policy to ensure proper education of rural populace is advocated.
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P.C. Ike, 2012. An Analysis of the Impact of Fadama III Project on Poverty Alleviation in Delta State, Nigeria.  Asian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 4(2): 158-164.
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