Impact Of Farmer Groups On Crop Enterprise Productivity And Economic Welfare Of Smallholder Farmers In South Kivu Territories, Democratic Republic Of Congo

ABSTRACT

In spite of the efforts and the emergence of numerous group based interventions for technology dissemination, the productivity and technology uptake levels of smallholder farmers of South Kivu, democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) still remain low. The objectives of this study were therefore to describe the changes in input use, value of production and incomes, determine changes in institutional linkages resulting from group based interventions, quantify the economic gains from the group interventions and finally to determine the factors that influenced the economic gain. Data was collected using structured interview schedule. Multi-stage sampling technique was used to obtain a sample of 360 smallholder farmers (120 farmers from each territory) .The three territories (Ngweshe, Mwenga and Kabare) were purposively selected because of the interventions that were implemented therein, their variability in productivity and income among smallholders. Descriptive statistics (mean comparisons) was used to address objective 1 and objective 2. Economic surplus model was used to address objective 3 and then OLS regression used to address objective 4.Data were analyzed using SPSS software. The findings revealed significant differences in the use of top dressing fertilizer, productivity (value of production) and number of meetings attended among the group and non group farmers(at p

Subscribe to access this work and thousands more
Overall Rating

0

5 Star
(0)
4 Star
(0)
3 Star
(0)
2 Star
(0)
1 Star
(0)
APA

OTIENO, O (2021). Impact Of Farmer Groups On Crop Enterprise Productivity And Economic Welfare Of Smallholder Farmers In South Kivu Territories, Democratic Republic Of Congo. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/impact-of-farmer-groups-on-crop-enterprise-productivity-and-economic-welfare-of-smallholder-farmers-in-south-kivu-territories-democratic-republic-of-congo

MLA 8th

OTIENO, OCHIENG’ "Impact Of Farmer Groups On Crop Enterprise Productivity And Economic Welfare Of Smallholder Farmers In South Kivu Territories, Democratic Republic Of Congo" Afribary. Afribary, 17 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/impact-of-farmer-groups-on-crop-enterprise-productivity-and-economic-welfare-of-smallholder-farmers-in-south-kivu-territories-democratic-republic-of-congo. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

OTIENO, OCHIENG’ . "Impact Of Farmer Groups On Crop Enterprise Productivity And Economic Welfare Of Smallholder Farmers In South Kivu Territories, Democratic Republic Of Congo". Afribary, Afribary, 17 May. 2021. Web. 14 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/impact-of-farmer-groups-on-crop-enterprise-productivity-and-economic-welfare-of-smallholder-farmers-in-south-kivu-territories-democratic-republic-of-congo >.

Chicago

OTIENO, OCHIENG’ . "Impact Of Farmer Groups On Crop Enterprise Productivity And Economic Welfare Of Smallholder Farmers In South Kivu Territories, Democratic Republic Of Congo" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 14, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/impact-of-farmer-groups-on-crop-enterprise-productivity-and-economic-welfare-of-smallholder-farmers-in-south-kivu-territories-democratic-republic-of-congo