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2013 (Vol. 5, Issue: 4)
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Cocoa Farmer Field School Graduate Farmers Perceived Benefits of FFS Training in Ondo State, Nigeria

S.O. Ebewore
Corresponding Author:  S.O. Ebewore 

Key words:  Benefit, cocoa farmers, farmer field school, Ondo state, , ,
Vol. 5 , (4): 74-82
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January 12, 2013 February 07, 2013 July 25, 2013
Abstract:

The study assessed the perceived benefits of Farmer Field School graduate farmers as a result of their participation in FFS training. The specific objectives were to: describe the socio-economic characteristics of the respondents, identify major cocoa farmersí perceived benefit items; determine the level of benefit; compare cocoa FFS farmers performance in terms of benefits/costs with non-FFS cocoa farmers. A multi-stage sampling procedure was used in composing 77 FFS graduate farmers and 76 non-FFS farmers for the study. Data were analysed using various descriptive statistics (frequency counts, percentages, means and standard deviation) and inferential statistics (t-test). The findings of the study indicated that the FFS farmers benefited in terms if improved income, increased yield, reduction of farm costs and other aspects. The t-tests result comparing the FFS Farmers with non-FFS farmers on some benefits/cost items showed that the FFS farmers were better off. It was therefore concluded that FFS training was beneficial to the cocoa farmers and recommended that FFS be extended to other categories of farmers to promote its beneficial effects.
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S.O. Ebewore, 2013. Cocoa Farmer Field School Graduate Farmers Perceived Benefits of FFS Training in Ondo State, Nigeria.  Asian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 5(4): 74-82.
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