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Agricultural Journal
Year: 2007 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 530-534
Poverty Reduction among Farmers in Nigeria: The Role of the National Directorate of Employment
K.C. Obike , O.O. Ukoha and C.U. Nwajiuba
 
Abstract: The study investigated the role of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in poverty reduction in Nigeria, using Abia State as a case study. Structured questionnaire was used to obtain information from 120 respondents, comprising 60 beneficiaries and 60 non-beneficiaries of the NDE services in the study area. Simple random sampling was adopted. The list of names of beneficiaries of NDE in Abia State and the list of names of farmers who registered with the Agricultural Development Programme (ADP) were the sampling frames for selecting the beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries of NDE services, respectively. The data collected were analyzed by the use of the Foster, Greer and Thobecke (F-G-T) measure of poverty and multiple regression analysis. The result of data analysis shows that credit, farming experience, children education and farm income were significant determinants of poverty for beneficiaries of NDE, while household size, farm income and children education were significant determinants of poverty for non- beneficiaries of NDE services
 
How to cite this article:
K.C. Obike , O.O. Ukoha and C.U. Nwajiuba , 2007. Poverty Reduction among Farmers in Nigeria: The Role of the National Directorate of Employment . Agricultural Journal, 2: 530-534.
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