Orchards can generate
financial benefits and are thus capable of alleviating poverty and food
insecurity. It is important to broaden and clarify the existing body of
knowledge on the dual impact of orchards ownership among indigenous farmers.
This study empirically investigated the direct and indirect impact of orchards
on household food security, poverty status and ownership decision of orchards.
Cross sectional data were collected with structure questionnaire from randomly
drawn sample of 150 farmers. Primary data collected were analyzed using
relevant descriptive and inferential statistical tools (mean, percentage,
standard deviation, logistic regression and chi-square). The test of hypothesis
indicated significant difference in the income (poverty) level of owners and
non-owners of orchards. Marketing of tree fruits generated 13% and 24% of
household food security and income respectively. Multiplier index of 28% was
generated by orchards ownership. Income derivable via tree diversity and food
security are the most significant factors that influenced tree crop ownership
decision among rural farmers. It was recommended that international organizations such as World Bank, United Nations with
poverty alleviation and food security policies targeted at developing countries
should consider the dual potentials of backyard orchards in this regard.
|Journal Section||RESEARCH ARTICLE|
: March 29, 2019
|APA||Achoja, F , Obodaya, O . (2019). Backyard Orchard Ownership: Implications For Rural Poverty Alleviation And Food Security Management in Nigeria . Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam Üniversitesi Tarım ve Doğa Dergisi , Cilt 22 (Ek Sayı 2) , 456-464 . DOI: 10.18016/ksutarimdoga.vi.546913|