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ASSESSING THE PRECURSORS OF POVERTY AMONG FAMERS IN THE SAVANNA ZONE OF CROSS RIVER STATE BEING TETFUND RESEARCH GRANT STUDY

Volume: 91  ,  Issue: 1 , December    Published Date: 31 December 2021
Publisher Name: IJRP
Views: 44  ,  Download: 20 , Pages: 383 - 395    
DOI: 10.47119/IJRP1009111220212661

Authors

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1 NDIFON AGBOR NIDFON
2 EMOGOR BASSEY

Abstract

Precursors of poverty relate to inherent factors that determine economic and social development of persons. This paper devotes attention to the investigation of these causes in a typical poverty of ravaged region of Nigeria in the Sub-Saharan belt of Africa. Here predominantly, over 80% of the populations are peasant farmers whose livelihood sustainability are constrained by social and ecological parameters. The paper adopted the approach by isolating the key elements of the social and ecological variable that may contribute to retardation of progress. Following field data acquisition, the data were tested statistically using the chi-square (x2) technique of analysis. The results of the two parameters were separately evaluated following the decision rates. From the findings, based on hypothesis I using socio-cultural variables the null hypothesis was rejected and the alternative accepted. Hence there is significant difference in the sociocultural precursor in poverty incidence in the area. Again for hypothesis, II, based on ecological parameters. The null hypothesis was also rejected indicating that there is a significant variable in causing poverty in the area.