Determination of subsistence farm families involvement on watermelon seasonal cultivation in sokoto state, nigeria

Author: 
Abubakar, S. A. and Tambari, I. W

The study is based on determination of subsistence farm families’ involvement on watermelon seasonal cultivation in Sokoto State, Nigeria. Multistage sampling was used in the study for the selection of watermelon cultivation areas, while proportionate sampling was used for selection of 181 farm families involved on watermelon seasonal cultivation as sample size of the study. Data for the study were obtained from primary and secondary sources respectively, while data analysis was achieved using descriptive and inferential statistics. The study revealed that the majority (54.4%) of subsistence farm families spent 6-10 years on watermelon seasonal cultivation, while the majority (Mean: 2.36) of subsistence farm families were satisfied the involvement on watermelon seasonal cultivation. The study further revealed that the majority (68.5%) of subsistence farm families identified lack of storage facilities as the major constraint bedeviling the watermelon seasonal cultivation in Sokoto State, while the study recommended that the agricultural stakeholders and development partners should endevour to assist subsistence farm families with the adequate watermelon storage facilities.

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