IMPACT OF FARMERS EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME (FEP) ON POVERTY REDUCTION IN DAURA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KATSINA STATE

Authors

  • HARUNA YERIMA – PhD

Keywords:

Poverty, impact, farmers, programme, beneciaries and funding

Abstract

ABSTRACT
Farmers Empowerment Programme (FEP) is one of the programmes under National
Poverty Eradication Programme (NAPEP). The programme is aimed at wealth
creation, employment generation and poverty eradication within the farming
communities in the rural sector. This paper assesses the impact of FEP on poverty
alleviation among farmers in Daura Local government Area of katsina state. Data
used for the study came from both primary and secondary sources. The primary data
were gathered through the instrument of questionnaire administered to 40 units of the
respondents from the beneciaries that constitute our population size. Interview was
also conducted to complement the data from the questionnaire. Secondary data used
were from published materials. Data were analyzed using Pearson chi square test. The
study found that the programme recorded low success as a result of inadequate
funding, incredible criteria that reigned in selecting beneciaries to the programme
and low level of commitment among the beneciaries. The study recommends that fund
should be made available and adequate to the government poverty intervention
programmes; credibility should be ensured in selecting beneciaries; and government
should ensure that farmers get ease access to farm inputs for effective farming
practices.

Author Biography

HARUNA YERIMA – PhD

Harunayerima@yahoo.com
Department of Public Administration
Faculty of Administration
Ahmadu Bello University
Zaria

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Published

2020-07-26

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