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: 410

Article in Press

Perceived Effect of Health status on Fadama Users Productivity in Oyo State, Nigeria

Mojisola Fauziyah Oyewole

This study examined the perceived effect of health status of Fadama Users productivity in Oyo State, Nigeria. 112 out of 1,123 Fadama users were interviewed through the structured questionnaire. Descriptive statistics such as frequency counts, percentages and charts were used to summarize the data collected, while Chi-Square and Pearson product moment correlation (PPMC) statistical tools were used to analyze the data. Majority of the respondents were male, married, had formal education and were younger than 40 years old. There was a significant relationship between sex (χ2 = 12.570, P≤ 0.05), education (χ2 = 7.441, P≤ 0.05), main occupation (χ2= -0.291, P ≤ 0.05), productivity (χ2 = 0.161, P = 0.28) and perceived health status. In conclusion, it is necessary to include health programme at the National level such as National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in National Fadama project to ensure sustainability of the production practices and productivity activities.

Keywords: Effect, health, status, Fadama, users, productivity.