Journal of
Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

  • Abbreviation: J. Agric. Ext. Rural Dev
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2170
  • DOI: 10.5897/JAERD
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 405

Full Length Research Paper

Rural communities access to community and social development projects in North Central Nigeria

Ochepo Comfort Owakoyi
  • Ochepo Comfort Owakoyi
  • Department of Extension and Communication, College of Agricultural Economics and Extension, University of Agriculture Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria
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  •  Received: 06 March 2019
  •  Accepted: 18 July 2019
  •  Published: 30 September 2019


This study on rural communities’ access to community and social development projects in North Central Nigeria was carried out in North Central Nigeria. Multistage sampling technique and a sample size of 418 respondents was selected for the study. Data for the study were collected from primary sources. Primary data were collected through a well-structured questionnaire. 58.7% of the respondents were males whereas 41.3% were female. Descriptive statistics, such as frequency distribution, percentages and mean scores were used to analyze socioeconomic characteristic of the participants and access to CSDP project. Analysis of the educational qualification of respondents in the pooled results shows that majority of the respondents (43.3%) had Secondary School Certificates, (24.8%) had various Tertiary Certificates, while (19.5%) had Primary School Leaving Certificates, and (1.3%) had one form of formal education. This implies that about 88.9% of the respondents had formal education. It was also found that benefiting communities had high access to CSDP infrastructural provision and the respondents in the benefiting communities strongly agreed that the infrastructures provided by the CSDP had great effect in the various aspects of the community.

Key words: Rural, communities, access, social, development.