Useni Yerima, Jamilu Sale Abwage


This paper studied the effect of rural-urban migration on agricultural output in Donga Local Government Area of Taraba State. The paper elicited relevant data from both the primary and secondary sources. Questionnaire was the main instrument for data collection. Four hundred (400) copies of questionnaires were administered to the respondents. Subsequently, the collected data were analyzed using descriptive statistics of mean and standard deviation; the hypotheses were also tested through chi-square (2). From the data presentation, analysis and discussion of results therein, the researcher arrived at the following findings: migration affect labour availability, influences agricultural performance and created more available farmland but underutilized. The study recommends that government, community leaders and stakeholders in the agricultural sector should make necessary effort in providing enabling environment at the rural level which will keep these able-bodied youths from migrating out of the area. Incentives and subsidy be granted to farmers. More lands which are inherited can be leased or rented out to help people who migrate because they lack farmland for agricultural production.


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