Year 2019, Volume 22 , Issue , Pages 456 - 464 2019-12-31

Backyard Orchard Ownership: Implications For Rural Poverty Alleviation And Food Security Management in Nigeria

Felix ACHOJA [1] , Oghenesarome OBODAYA [2]

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.

Orchard ownership, Backyard orchards, Financial benefits, Poverty alleviation, Food insecurity
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Primary Language en
Subjects Science

Orcid: 0000-0002-9705-4923
Author: Felix ACHOJA (Primary Author)
Country: Nigeria

Orcid: 0000-0002-4123-6015
Author: Oghenesarome OBODAYA
Country: Nigeria


Application Date : March 29, 2019
Acceptance Date : August 21, 2019
Publication Date : December 31, 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/