Abuja Journal of Agriculture and Environment (AJAE)

IMPACT OF NIGERIAN AGRICULTURAL INSURANCE SCHEME(NAIS) ACCESS ON FARM PRODUCTIVITY AND INCOME STATUS OF SMALLHOLDER FARMERS IN SOUTH EAST, NIGERIA
Author(s): Esheya, Samuel Esheya
Volume/Issue: Volume 2 , Issue 1 (2022)

ABSTRACT:

This study compared the impact of NAIS access on farm productivity and income status of smallholder farmers in south east, Nigeria. A sample size of 400 smallholder farmers were sampled through a multistage purposive sampling and interviewed using a well-structured questionnaire. Frequency and percentage distribution, logit and ordinary least square regression (OLS) models were used for analyzing data. The coefficients of age, farm size, labour cost, farm inputs, education, access to compensation and extension contacts obtained were positive and statistically significant at P<0.05) and P<0.01) levels of probability. Results further revealed that six of the explanatory variables included in the model were statistically significant at (0.01 < P < 0.1 and P<0.05) probability levels. It is recommended that more insurance companies be supported to augment already existing efforts by NAIS to enroll more smallholder farmers in South Eastern states of Nigeria and reap the benefit therein.

KEYWORDS:

Agriculture, Insurance, Access, Farmer, Productivity, Income Status