Journal of
Soil Science and Environmental Management

  • Abbreviation: J. Soil Sci. Environ. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2391
  • DOI: 10.5897/JSSEM
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 287

Full Length Research Paper

Soil conservation techniques among arable crop farmers in Odo Otin local government area, Osun state: A multinomial logit approach

Agboola Timothy Olusola
  • Agboola Timothy Olusola
  • Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Osun State University (Ejigbo Campus), Osun State.Nigeria.
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Balogun Olubunmi Lawrence
  • Balogun Olubunmi Lawrence
  • Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria.
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Ayantoye Kayode
  • Ayantoye Kayode
  • Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, School of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Sciences, Kwara State University, Kwara State, Nigeria.
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Akinwole Oladele Timothy
  • Akinwole Oladele Timothy
  • Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria.
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Ayo-Bello Taofeek Ayodeji
  • Ayo-Bello Taofeek Ayodeji
  • Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria.
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  •  Accepted: 24 March 2020
  •  Published: 31 May 2020

Abstract

The study investigated the soil conservation techniques among the arable farmers in Odo Otin local government area of Osun State. Two-stage sampling procedure was employed for the study. Primary data were collected from 120 arable crop farmers in the Local Government Area. Data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics; multinomial logit regression model. Result shows that most the respondents were aware of various soil conservation and mulching/cover cropping were prominent. The result further shows that farm size is positively significant in mulching/cover cropping and shifting cultivation/bush fallowing influenced soil conservation techniques adoption. The study recommends improved conservation technology initiative aimed at enabling local farmers to adopt technology conducive to increasing income as well as to enhancing soil conservation. Also, local institutions should be strengthened and their members empowered such that they can run effective institutions and promote technology adoption at the local level themselves.

Key words: Awareness, arable crop farmers, soil conservation techniques, multinomial logit model.