L. G. Suraj, J. O. Owolabi, B. I. Burabe


This study assessed the influence of farmers yield on sesame production under the raw materials research and development council program in Kebbi State. Two hundred and seventy nine farmers representing twenty percent of the participating farmers were randomly selected and used as the sample size for the study. The data collected using structured questionnaire was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Frequency percentage and tables were used to describe the socio economic characteristics. The relationship between farmers’ yield and their socio-economic characteristics was determined using Regression Model. The result revealed that farmers within the age group of 31- 40 years and average of 36 years participated more in the program and there was very low participation of women. Most of the farmers attested that the program had much effect on their income. The socio-economic characteristics were regressed against farmers’ yield and the results suggest that family size is the only socio-economic characteristic that contributes to farmers’ yield. However, the multiple correlations were found significant since rCalculated = 0.490 >rCritical = 0. 195.  This shows that there is a significant relationship between the Farmers’ yield and their socio-economic characteristics. The major constraints faced by the farmers are untimely disbursement of credit, cumbersome procedure in the administration of the program and late delivery of inputs. Major recommendations are: credit should be disbursed timely, and the farmers should be linked up with Micro finance banks in their areas as an alternative source of income. There should be early supply of inputs, the farmers should be encouraged and supported to form inputs supply cooperatives


Influence, Socio-economic, Sesame production, farmers, Yield, Program.

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