Assessement of Poverty Profile of Fadama III Participants in Imo State, Nigeria

N Ehrim, M Rhaji, N Oguoma, S Onyeagocha
2017 Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension Economics & Sociology  
Poverty increases despite the poverty intervention programmes, hence the need to examine the poverty status of participating farmers in Fadama III programmes. Data were collected from a sample of 70 fadama farmers across 9 FCA using a multi-stage sampling technique and analyzed using both descriptive, inferential statistics and econometric tools. A cross of stages of commitiment and level of involvement in the programme gave a composite count of actual participation level while the ratio of the
more » ... actual participation to maximum obtainable levels expressed the intensity of participation. Tobit regression model estimated the incidence of particpation while poverty was decomposed into poverty headcount (depth), gap and severity using Foster-Greer Thorbeck (FGT). Majority of the farmers were male (68.6%) with a mean age of 49.1 years and relatively higher formal education attaiment. Sever poverty is common with passive members, Case Study
doi:10.9734/ajaees/2017/15122 fatcat:6z2p64xhlrb6do5wq236wj2364