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Information System Usage and Risk Management among Arable Crop Farmers in Kwara State, Nigeria

Show simple item record Omotesho, O.A. Olaghere, I.L. Daramola, F.S. Adenuga, A.H. 2021-02-08T12:20:45Z 2021-02-08T12:20:45Z 2020-06-05
dc.identifier.citation Omotesho, O.A., I.L. Olaghere, F.S. Daramola, A.H. Adenuga. 2020. ”Information System Usage and Risk Management among Arable Crop Farmers in Kwara State, Nigeria”. Cercetări Agronomice în Moldova 53 (1): 83-94. DOI: 10.46909/cerce-2020-008.
dc.description.abstract Farmers need to be adequately informed in employing economic strategies to tackle risk situations in agriculture. This study sought to examine the risk management coping strategy employed by the farmers, explore determinants of risk management strategies, and to establish the relationship between information systems and risk management strategy employed. Primary data were used from 141 randomly selected farmers. Pre-tested interview schedule was used for data collection. Descriptive statistics, Likert-type scale, Multinomial logistic regression, and Bivariate correlation analysis were used for data analyses. The results revealed that the majority of the farmers were riskaverse. Gender of household head, the highest level of education attained, household size, farming experience and membership of association had a significant effect on the choice of coping strategies employed by the farmers. Correlation results showed that the more access to information the farmers had to the different risks they encountered, the higher the management strategies they were likely to use. The study concludes that there is a significant relationship between information systems and risk management strategies employed. It was recommended that extension agents should be adequately sensitized on the various sources of information systems available to the farmers so that they can, in turn, pass the information to the farmers.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher ”Ion Ionescu de la Brad” University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Iași
dc.subject crop production en_US
dc.subject bivariate correlation
dc.subject information systems
dc.subject Nigeria
dc.subject risk planning
dc.title Information System Usage and Risk Management among Arable Crop Farmers in Kwara State, Nigeria en_US
dc.type Article en_US O.A. Omotesho, I.L. Olaghere, F.S. Daramola, Department of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management, University of Ilorin, P.M.B. 1515, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria A.H. Adenuga, Agricultural and Food Economics Branch, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Belfast, United Kingdom
dc.publicationName Cercetări Agronomice în Moldova
dc.volume 53
dc.issue 1
dc.publicationDate 2020
dc.startingPage 94
dc.endingPage 104
dc.identifier.eissn 2067-1865
dc.identifier.doi 10.46909/cerce-2020-008

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