Agricultural Development Programme (ADP) Capacity Building and Cassava Farmers Productivity in Anambra State

Obiadi Adaobi J., Nwankwo Frank O., Ezeokafor Uche R.


This study was necessitated as a result of the low productivity of cassava farmers in Anambra State. The study set out to examine the effect of Agricultural Development Program (ADP) capacity building on cassava farmers’ productivity in Anambra State. The work was anchored on Cobb-Douglas production model. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The population of this study comprised of all the ADP cassava farmers and non-ADP cassava farmers in Otuocha and Onitsha Agricultural Zone. With membership strength of three hundred and sixty (360) ADP Cassava farmers and one hundred and sixty (160) non-ADP cassava farmers, making up a total of five hundred and twenty (520) respondents. Structured and unstructured questionnaires were used for data collection and the analysis was done with Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) at 5% level of significance. From the analysis showed that there is a significant difference in the output of ADPCFs and non ADPCFs in Anambra State (F =13.209 and p-value < .05). Based on the findings, the study concluded that belonging to ADP was responsible for the differences in output observed in the study. Sequel to this, it was recommended that cassava farmers in the state that are yet to key into ADP needs to do so in order to learn from the various level of capacity development programs organized by the body.

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