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Agricultural Journal
Year: 2007 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 495-498
The Prevalence and Effects of Drunkenness among Farmers in Mubi North Local Government Area, Adamawa State
Sabo Elizabeth
 
Abstract: Farming in most developing countries has been described to be labour intensive. The unavailability of farm labour is an important constraint to crop and livestock production. Existing farm labour in most farming communities is threatened largely by consumption of alcohol and related drugs. The causes and effects of alcohol consumption among farmers in Mubi North Local Government area of Adamawa State were evaluated. Four villages were selected, questionnaires were administered and data collected were summarized and analyzed. The study indicated that majority (64.44%) of the respondents are above 30 years. 92.13% are male with 67.70% of them married. Majority (54.65%) had only one wife, while to a lesser extent 25.58% of the respondents were polygamous. A good proportion (46.49%) of the respondents is crop farmers. The study indicated that despite industrially produced alcohol; locally made alcohols as burukutu, pito abound in the study area. The level of education of the respondents could not reduce the desire for drinking. The youth (17-30 years old) accounted for 32.95% of drunkards in the study area. As found in this study, the preponderance of youths in this act could be traced to both parental and peer group influences. The consumption of alcohol was found to be gender specific with the male sex. The non availability of farm labour, idleness and lack of capital are some of the identified consequences of drunkenness among farmers and these require amelioration.
 
How to cite this article:
Sabo Elizabeth , 2007. The Prevalence and Effects of Drunkenness among Farmers in Mubi North Local Government Area, Adamawa State . Agricultural Journal, 2: 495-498.
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