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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: January | Volume: 4 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 136-143

Socio Economic Determinant Factors to Youths Participation in Broilers Production in Imo State of Nigeria

Ezeano, C.I1, Ume, S.I2, Okeke,C. C1, Gbughemobi, B O1

1Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Namdi Azikiwe University Awka Anambra State, Nigeria.
2Department of Agricultural Extension and Management. Federal College of Agriculture Ishiagu Ivo L.G.A Ebonyi State.

Corresponding Author: Ume, S.I


Socio economic determinant factors to youth participation in broiler production in Imo state, Nigeria were studied. Descriptive statistics and Logit regression models were used to address the objectives of the study. One hundred youths were selected for the study using multi stage random sampling technique. Data were collection from the respondents through secondary and primary sources. The results of the socioeconomic characteristics show that most (58%) of the youth were of less than 30 years and single. The determinant factors to youth participation in broiler production were awareness of the programe, age of the youth, years of the farming experience and farm size. The constraints to youth participation in broiler production were lack of access to credit facility, parental restriction, poor access to extension services, poor access to modern inputs, low prices of agricultural produce and high cost of feeds and vaccines. There is need to enhance farmers’ access to production inputs such as drugs, vaccines, land and credits. More so, the wide gap between the extension services – farmer’s ratio should be narrowed.

Key words: Socio economic, Determinant Factors, Youth Participation, Broilers production.

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