Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science
June 2012 Vol. 1(4), pp. 117-122
Copyright © 2012 Global Advanced Research Journals


Full Length Research Paper

The Effect of Fadama II on Agro-Processing Among Farmers in Adamawa State, Nigeria

1Umar Adamu Madu and 2John Phoa

1Faculty of Social Sciences, University Malaysia Sarawak. 
2Department of Development Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences Research Fellow, Centre of Excellence in Rural Informatics (COERI) University of Sarawak, Malaysia (UNIMAS)

Corresponding Author Email:;  Tel:+60109625402

Accepted 03 July, 2012


The study examined the effect of Fadama II project on agro-processing among the benefitting communities in Adamawa State, Nigeria. Two hundred respondents comprising of Fadama II project beneficiaries and non-project beneficiaries outside Fadama II communities that matched were randomly selected from five Local Government Areas each. Based on propensity score matching (PSM) and double-difference estimator (DD), the data were analysed using simple statistical tool. To estimate the impact of the project, t-test analysis was used to determine the significant difference between the project participants and non-project participants. The results showed that the difference in quantity of processed products, price of processed products, amount realised from commercial processing and total income between the beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries were significant at p = 0.05. The paper recommends that much emphasis be laid on the importance agro-processing among the beneficiaries, the activities of the project be expanded to cover the whole state, other developmental project like food security project, ADP etc. should incorporate agro-processing into the mainstream of their activities as it has great potentials for poverty eradication.

Keywords: Agro-processing, Fadama II project, Beneficiaries, Non-beneficiaries, Income, Livelihood.


Related Articles

Original Research Articles
Salahuddin Mohd
Urban Wastewater: A Valuable Resource for Agriculture A Case Study
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Agric. Sci. April 2013 Vol: 2(4): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (179 KB)
Jean-Claude Koffi Bene, Joel Gamys and Sylvain Dufour
The hunting practice in Northern Nimba County, Liberia
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Agric. Sci. January 2013 Vol: 2(1): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (1,620 KB)
Kojo Agyapong Afrifah and Kwasi Frimpong-Mensah
Characteristics of Four Timber Species on the Yield of Sliced Veneer
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Agric. Sci. July 2014 Vol: 3(2): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (253 KB)
Robert Skopec
Migration: Epidemic Caused By Global Warming and Inequality
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Agric. Sci. January 2019 Vol: 8(1): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (335 KB)
Original Research Articles
Asad Sarwar Qureshi
Improving food security and livelihood resilience through groundwater management in Pakistan
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Agric. Sci. October 2015 Vol: 4(10): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (455 KB)
Aroyeun SO, Shittu TR, and Yahaya AT, Sowunmi FA, Odumbaku LA, Okelana FA, and Akoroda MO
Green Tea Processing in Nigeria and its Economic Implications
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Agric. Sci. January 2013 Vol: 2(1): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (170 KB)

Current Issue

Viewing Options

View Full Article - PDF
Download Full Article - PDF

Search for Articles

Umar Adamu Madu on Google Scholar
Umar Adamu Madu on Pubmed
John Phoa on Google Scholar
John Phoa on Pubmed


Viewed 2131
Printed 764
Downloaded 1575
Powered By iPortal Works