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.
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