Journal of
Geography and Regional Planning

  • Abbreviation: J. Geogr. Reg. Plann.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2070-1845
  • DOI: 10.5897/JGRP
  • Start Year: 2008
  • Published Articles: 386

Full Length Research Paper

An assessment of the National Fadama II project in Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State

  Vivan Ezra Lekwot1*, Blamah Nunyi Vachaku1, Ezemokwe Ifeanyi1 and Okafor Christian I.2  
  1Department of Geography and Planning, University of Jos, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. 2United Nations Development Programme, Juba, South Sudan.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 04 January 2012
  •  Published: 18 March 2012

Abstract

 

This paper appraises the Fadama II project impact on it’s beneficiaries in Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Primary data was collected from beneficiaries and farmers residing in the area using 783 copies of well structured questionnaire which were administered to the respondents. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive methods. The study result reveals that accessing agricultural inputs keeps degenerating rather than improving because the rate of providing the inputs to the genuine users has always been impeded by so many factors and where the inputs are accessed, the technique to apply for better yield is deficient on the users Government over the years has attempted to tackle the problem by direct intervention and/or through agencies. Fadama II is one of such attempts made by the government where Fadama resources are harnessed through the impartation of techniques to the Fadama users to explore the resources to sustainably increase their output. The success of the programme has led Government to expand the scope of the project, it is with this belief that the recommendation as proffered will go a long way to make the new programme successful.

 

Key words: National Fadama development II, Fadama resource users, Fadama user group, State Fadama development office, Local Fadama development office.