FARMERS' WILLINGNESS TO PAY FOR AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION SERVICE: EVIDENCE FROM NIGERIA
Article first published online: 29 NOV 2011
Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of International Development
Volume 25, Issue 3, pages 382–392, April 2013
How to Cite
Ozor, N., Garforth, C. J. and Madukwe, M. C. (2013), FARMERS' WILLINGNESS TO PAY FOR AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION SERVICE: EVIDENCE FROM NIGERIA. J. Int. Dev., 25: 382–392. doi: 10.1002/jid.1849
- Issue published online: 24 MAR 2013
- Article first published online: 29 NOV 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 26 OCT 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 4 OCT 2011
- Manuscript Received: 7 MAR 2011
- willingness to pay (WTP);
- agricultural extension service;
The study was undertaken to investigate how willing would farmers be to pay for agricultural extension service in Nigeria. A multistage random sampling technique was used to select 268 respondents. Results showed that most farmers (95.1 per cent) were willing to pay for improved extension service as long as the service remained relevant to their needs. Farmers were willing to pay N1000 annually as their own share of the service cost. The most important factors that influenced farmers' willingness to pay were states of origin, items originally paid for, major occupation, minor occupation, number of years in school and sale of farm produce. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.