Journal of
Development and Agricultural Economics

  • Abbreviation: J. Dev. Agric. Econ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9774
  • DOI: 10.5897/JDAE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 551

Full Length Research Paper

Factors influencing poultry farmer’s behaviour on record keeping in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

Otu William Ibok
  • Otu William Ibok
  • Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Akwa Ibom State University, Mkpat-Enin, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.
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Kesit K. Nkeme
  • Kesit K. Nkeme
  • Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Akwa Ibom State University, Mkpat-Enin, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.
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Ekemini Alfred Okon
  • Ekemini Alfred Okon
  • Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Akwa Ibom State University, Mkpat-Enin, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.
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Oto-Obong Jeremiah Obot
  • Oto-Obong Jeremiah Obot
  • Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, University of Uyo, Nwaniba Road, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 15 February 2024
  •  Accepted: 28 March 2024
  •  Published: 30 April 2024

Abstract

The study investigated the factors influencing poultry farmer’s record-keeping behaviour in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. A well-structured questionnaire was employed to solicit information from 150 poultry farmers using a three-stage sampling technique. The research employed descriptive statistics and Probit regression. Research results revealed that the majority (72.7%) of poultry farmers were male, having the age range of 20 to 30 years (34.6%), about 51.3% were married with an average of 4 persons per household and 59.9% attained tertiary education level. Furthermore, the probit regression result revealed that educational level, difficulty in keeping records and cooperative membership were the factors influencing record-keeping behaviour among poultry farmers. One among other recommendations from this study is that policymakers should implement educational programs to enhance poultry farmers’ understanding of innovations and improve their record-keeping behavior.

Key words: Behaviour, poultry farmers, Probit model, record keeping.