Effects of Communal Crises on Selected Crops Production Among Farmers in Langtang North Local Government Area of Plateau State, Nigeria
International Journal of Education, Culture and Society
Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2017, Pages: 33-37
Received: Aug. 29, 2016; Accepted: Jan. 7, 2017; Published: Mar. 4, 2017
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Kughur P. G., Department of Agricultural Extension & Communication, University
Daudu S., Department of Agricultural Extension & Communication, University
Iornenege G. M., Department of Agricultural Extension & Communication, University
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The study investigated the effects of communal crises on selected crops production among farmers in Langtang North local Government Area of Plateau State, Nigeria. Multi-stage sampling technique was adopted; four local government areas were selected in each of the local government selected, four villages affected by communal crises were selected purposively. In two of the villages selected, 24 respondents each (people affected by communal crises) were selected and 25 respondents each were also selected randomly in the other two villages giving a total of 98 respondents. Primary data were collected through administration of structured questionnaire; data gathered were analyzed by descriptive statistics and correlation. The findings revealed that 38.8% communal crises were caused by religion, 43.9% communal crises leads to loss of lives, 87.8% used assorted types of guns during communal crises and there was significant reduction in quantity and value of money on crops produced before and after communal crises. The study recommends that government should implement white paper reports on communal crises and religious organizations should continually organize inter-religious group public enlightenment programmes to encourage peaceful co-existence among believers of different faiths.
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Effects, Communal Crises, Selected, Crop Production, Farmers
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Kughur P. G., Daudu S., Iornenege G. M., Effects of Communal Crises on Selected Crops Production Among Farmers in Langtang North Local Government Area of Plateau State, Nigeria, International Journal of Education, Culture and Society. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2017, pp. 33-37. doi: 10.11648/j.ijecs.20170201.15
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