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n African Renaissance - Urban area, youth agripreneurs and agribusinesses : signatures of attitude change towards agriculture in Ogun state, Nigeria

Volume 16 Number Special Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1744-2532
  • E-ISSN: 2516-5305
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Abstract

This study examined the involvement of youth in agriculture in Ogun state, Nigeria. Purposive method was used to select 30 respondents for the study. Data were collected using semi-structured interview with a topic list of questions and analysed using thematic analysis. Findings of the study revealed that youths of both genders were involved in various agricultural value chains in the study area. Many of the youth agripreneurs had negative perception towards agriculture, which had changed to positive over the years. Some challenges facing the youth agripreneurs included inadequate training on specific agri-businesses, inadequate infrastructure, unavailability of land, among others. The youth agripreneurs expected government to invest in their capacity development and provision of specific subsidy programmes. The study concluded that there are evidences of attitude change among youth towards agriculture which must be encouraged to ensure food security and end extreme poverty.

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2020-09-24

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