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Title:
EVALUATING THE IMPACTS OF RURAL-URBAN MIGRATION ON AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY IN AKOKO SOUTH WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ONDO STATE, SOUTH WESTERN NIGERIA.

Authors:
BASIL, U. EZE AND OMOLE OLUYOMI OLUMIDE


Volume - 2 Issue - 5, Pages - 3354-3368

Abstract:
This study examined the impacts of rural-urban migration on agricultural production in Akoko South-west Local Government Area of Ondo State. The objectives involve identifying the causes of rural-urban migration, finding out youths involvement in the agricultural production and finding out specific ways rural-urban migration has impacted negatively on agricultural production in the studied area. The data for the study were collected using questionnaires and interviews. 775 farmers were selected through proportionate sampling techniques as respondents across the 10 communities in Akoko south west L.G.A of Ondo State of people within the age of <_20-60 years. Data collected were presented using percentage frequency tables, bar charts, pie chart and graphs, From the results it was observed that 87% of the youths were leaving away from their rural communities due to inadequate social amenities, infrastructural facilities and lack of employment opportunities in their various communities. 30% of the respondents concluded that the negative impacts of rural-urban migration on agricultural production level was due to loss of manpower in the study area. It is therefore recommended among others that there should be localization of some industries, infrastructural facilities and an alternative method of farming.

Cite this Article:

[U. EZE, BASIL,, and OMOLE OLUYOMI OLUMIDE. "EVALUATING THE IMPACTS OF RURAL-URBAN MIGRATION ON AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY IN AKOKO SOUTH WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ONDO STATE, SOUTH WESTERN NIGERIA." International Journal of Social Science & Economic Research 3.5 (2017): 3354-368. ]

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