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Socio-Economic Factors Influencing Adoption of Moringa oleifera Water Purification by Farmers in Kaduna State, Nigeria

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This study investigated those factors which influenced the adoption of Moringa olefera as water purifier by the farmers in Kaduna state. Data were collected with the aid of structured questionnaire from 30 respondents. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and logit regression model. The results showed that the respondents had one form of education or the other. About 90 percent were married average household size of 10 persons per household. About 73 percent adopted Moringa oleifera water purification. Socio-economic factors influencing adoption of Moringa oleifera water purification were age, education, extension contact and membership of cooperative. The study therefore recommends that farmers should form themselves into association because such association will aid in collective soliciting for government assistance, NGOs and other funding agencies. Also, more awareness should be created by the extension agents on the importance of Moringa oleifera seed powder in rural development.


International Letters of Natural Sciences (Volume 20)
A.S. Fadoyin et al., "Socio-Economic Factors Influencing Adoption of Moringa oleifera Water Purification by Farmers in Kaduna State, Nigeria", International Letters of Natural Sciences, Vol. 20, pp. 85-90, 2014
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July 2014

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