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The socioeconomic characteristics of rural farmers and their net income in OJO and Badagry local government areas of Lagos state, Nigeria

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dc.title The socioeconomic characteristics of rural farmers and their net income in OJO and Badagry local government areas of Lagos state, Nigeria en
dc.contributor.author Otekhile, Cathy-Austin Funke
dc.contributor.author Verter, Nahanga
dc.relation.ispartof Acta Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis
dc.identifier.issn 1211-8516 Scopus Sources, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.date.issued 2017
utb.relation.volume 65
utb.relation.issue 6
dc.citation.spage 2037
dc.citation.epage 2043
dc.type article
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry Brno
dc.identifier.doi 10.11118/actaun201765062037
dc.relation.uri https://acta.mendelu.cz/65/6/2037/
dc.subject Aiyedoto en
dc.subject Farmers en
dc.subject Infrastructure en
dc.subject Net income en
dc.subject Rural areas en
dc.description.abstract Agriculture remains the primary source of livelihood for the rural dwellers in Nigeria. This primary research assesses the effects of farmers' socioeconomic characteristics and some infrastructure costs on farmers' income in two local government areas of Lagos State. The descriptive statistics show that the majority of farmers in the areas are educated and married. Farmers in the areas generate more income from the farming than non-farming activities. The OLS regression results show that the age of farmers, educational attainment and the presence of agricultural agencies positively influence farmers' income in the countryside. On the other hand, the findings show an inverse relationship between the cost of basic rural infrastructure (i.e. water and electricity) and farmers' income in the areas. For the income of the farmers in the countryside to be improved, the local councils should educate rural farmers on extension services for sustainable farming and best practices. Additionally, critical rural infrastructure, such as water and electricity should be provided at affordable rates. Arguably, this could not only improve farmers' earnings, but also make the communities attractive to the rural farmers and young people, and stabilize rural populations. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Management and Economics
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1007689
utb.identifier.obdid 43877267
utb.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-85038842140
utb.source j-scopus
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-15T16:31:39Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-15T16:31:39Z
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.rights.access openAccess
utb.contributor.internalauthor Otekhile, Cathy-Austin Funke
utb.fulltext.affiliation Cathy‑Austin Otekhile 1, Nahanga Verter 2 1 Department of Management and Marketing, Faculty of Management and Economics, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, nám. T. G. Masaryka 5555, 760 01 Zlín, Czech Republic 2 Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies, Mendel University in Brno, Zemedelska 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
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utb.scopus.affiliation Department of Management and Marketing, Faculty of Management and Economics, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, nam. T. G. Masaryka 5555, Zlin, Czech Republic; Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies, Mendel University in Brno, Zemedelska 1, Brno, Czech Republic
utb.fulltext.faculty Faculty of Management and Economics
utb.fulltext.ou Department of Management and Marketing
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