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Asian Journal of Agricultural Research
  Year: 2012 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 1-11
DOI: 10.3923/ajar.2012.1.11
 
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Attitudinal Disposition of Urban Dwellers Towards Participation in Urban Agriculture in Oyo State, Nigeria: Implication for Sustainable Food Production

O.A. Olaniyi

Abstract:
Urban Agriculture (UA) is gaining prominence in the developing countries especially in Nigeria because it is an important source of food supply in urban food systems and income options for households. The study assessed the attitude of urban dwellers toward participation in urban agriculture in Oyo state. Simple random sampling technique was used in the selection of three local government areas in Oyo state. These are: Ogbomoso North, Atiba and Oluyole local government areas. Systematic sampling technique was used in the selection of two hundred and forty (240) respondents from the selected local government areas. Data collection was done through the use of questionnaire. Frequency counts, percentages, mean, standard deviation, Pearson product moment correlation and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) were employed in analyzing the data. The result showed that majority (89.2%) of the respondents fell into either neutral or favourable attitudinal zone. The respondent’s areas of participation in UA include crop and livestock production such as maize production, vegetable production, poultry production and fish farming. The result of correlation analysis revealed that age (r = 0.129, p<0.05 and years of formal education (r = -0.222, p<0.05) were significantly related with attitude towards participation in urban agriculture. Also, there was significant differences in attitude (F = 10.05, p<0.05) of the respondents towards participation in urban agriculture across the selected local government areas. The study therefore, recommended among others that urban extension activities should be encouraged in reaching out to urban dwellers in order to enhance sustainable food production in the study area.
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How to cite this article:

O.A. Olaniyi , 2012. Attitudinal Disposition of Urban Dwellers Towards Participation in Urban Agriculture in Oyo State, Nigeria: Implication for Sustainable Food Production. Asian Journal of Agricultural Research, 6: 1-11.

DOI: 10.3923/ajar.2012.1.11

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajar.2012.1.11

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