Impact of IFAD – Community Based Agriculture and Rural Development Programme on the Farm Incomes of the Marginalized and Vulnerable Participants and Non-Participants in Katsina State, Nigeria

Gambo, Dauda


The objective of the study was to evaluate the impact of IFAD – Community Based Agriculture and Rural Development Programme on farm incomes of the marginalized and vulnerable participants in Katsina State. Multistage sampling technique was used in selecting 432 respondents for this study. Primary data were collected using a structured questionnaire and data collected was based on 2002  and 2015 cropping seasons, the year for before was 2002 and after was 2015. The structured questionnaire was pre-tested before it was administered to the farmers that were sampled.  The tools of analysis employed to analyze the data were double difference model and paired t-test. The results of double difference estimator revealed that IFAD-CBARDP had a positive impact on the participant’s farm income based on the positive mean value of ₦ 3696.176 with the farm income of the participants significantly different from that of the non-participants at 5% level of significance. It was concluded that the IFAD-CBARDP has achieved its goal of increasing the farm incomes of the participants in the period of study and has succeeded in targeting the marginalized and vulnerable participants in its farm technical efficiency.

Keywords: Impact, IFAD-CBARDP, farm income, katsina

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