Comparative Analysis of System of Rice Intensification and Traditional System of Rice Production in Abi L.G.A, Cross River State, Nigeria

Abstract

This study compared the System of Rice Intensification and Traditional System of Rice Production in Abi L.G.A, Cross River State, Nigeria.  The specific objectives included the description of socio-economic characteristics of rice farmers in Abi L.G.A, determination of the rate and levels of adoption of SRI, etc. Data were obtained from primary and secondary sources.  Two-stage sampling technique was used in the selection of 100 respondents.  Descriptive statistics, t-test and Likert scale were employed for analysis.  The major findings of the study shows that, majority (78%) were males and 88% of respondents has rice farm sizes ranging from 1-5ha.  The rate of adoption was 50% with 4 levels of adoption of the principles of SRI.  The t-test analysis revealed t-calculated value of 8.40 greater than t-tabulated.  Meaning that adoption of SRI enhanced the income of the adopters.  It is recommended that participation of rice farmers during SRI demonstration be encourage.

Keywords: Adoption, Income, Production


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