Gwimmi et al
Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences
Vol. 9(2), pp. 242-249, 2019
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Contribution of Agroforestry for Livelihood Improvement in Wamakko Local Government Area, Sokoto State, Nigeria
Gwimmi, D.P.1; Umar, I.1; Nafiu A.K.1; Atiku, M.1; Ambursa A.S.1; Sokoto M.B.2; Wele, H.K.3
1, Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero, Department of Forestry & Fisheries.
2, Usmanu Dandodiyo University Sokoto, Department of Forestry and Environment.
3, College of Agricuiture, Zuru. Kebbi State.
The study assessed the contribution of agroforestry for livelihood improvement in Wamakko Local Government area of Sokoto State. Four (4) districts were purposively selected for the study based on the dominance of agroforestry practices in the study areas. Two villages were randomly selected from each of the selected districts. From each village, 30 farmers were conveniently selected given a total sample size of 240 respondents. Structured questionnaire were administered, retrieved and analysed.Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Results of the study indicated that, majority (70.8%) of the farmers were within the age bracket of 15 to 30 years and 78.3 percent were married and they had attended at least one form of formal education or the other. Furthermore, 79 percent source information about climate change from family and friends, while 52.1 percent stated that high temperature was the main climate change experience they had. Majority (wms=3.87) of the farmers stated that dispersed tree on cropland was highly practiced. To encourage agroforestry practice, incentives through the distribution of improved tree seedlings would assist greatly.
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Cite this Article: Gwimmi, DP; Umar, I; Nafiu AK; Atiku, M; Ambursa AS; Sokoto MB; Wele, HK (2019). Contribution of Agroforestry for Livelihood Improvement in Wamakko Local Government Area, Sokoto State, Nigeria. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences 9(2): 242-249, http://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2019.2.052419097.
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