Assessment of urban farmers access to agricultural credit and extension services in Kogi East senatorial district Nigeria
This study (PDF) in the Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies & Management examined urban farmers access to agricultural credit and extension services, the study also assess the socioeconomic characteristics of urban farmers and the problem affecting urban and peri-urban agriculture. The targeted population for this study were urban and peri-urban farmers in Kogi East Senatorial District. Cluster sampling was used to sample farmers in each farmers cooperative society. The total number of registered famers in the various cooperatives in the study area is 504. The study revealed that 72.9% of the respondents surveyed across the selected communities were males, and respondents within the ages of 41 – 60yrs dominated the survey. The result obtained indicated that, 31.5% of the respondents were involved in farming as their major occupation. the study further showed that 79.6% of the farmers did not have access to agricultural extension services, also 92.9% had no ccess to agricultural credit facilities.