Environmental Determinants of Agricultural Output Among Members of Farmers Multipurpose Cooperative Societies in Ogbaru Local Government Area, Anambra State

Anigbogu, Theresa Ukamaka
2018 International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development  
This study examines environmental determinants of agricultural output among members of Farmers Multipurpose Cooperative Societies in Ogbaru Local Government Area, Anambra State. Specifically, attempted to examine the farmers' output levels, determine which of the environmental factors affects agricultural production and the nature of relationship between environmental factors and agricultural output in the study area using descriptive statistics and regression model of the ordinary least
more » ... Findings of the study revealed that with the exception of flooding and limited farm land which was not significant, urbanization, pollution, erosion, land tenure system, rainfall, temperature, fire and grazers are significant determinants of agricultural output in the study area. There is significant relationship between environmental factors and agricultural output in Ogbaru Local Government Area. Urbanization, pollution, erosion, flooding, limited farm land, rainfall, fire and grazers have negative relationship with agricultural output while Land tenure system and temperature have positive relationships. Based on the analysis and findings of this study, the researcher therefore recommends that: Large scale product production of agriculture should encourage in the area by the government through adequate funding ensuring sustainability. The government through the ministry of environment and Ministry of agriculture implement policies that will protect farmers (insurance schemes) from environmental hazards and also promote agricultural production in the area for increased output. The government through the ministry of @ IJTSRD |
doi:10.31142/ijtsrd14226 fatcat:qstsexn7qbfrzkjs7tgaor3xs4