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Level of Compliance to Organic Agricultural Practice in the Practical Year Training Programme of University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Tijani, Sarafat A. and Owolabi, Grace (2015) Level of Compliance to Organic Agricultural Practice in the Practical Year Training Programme of University of Ibadan, Nigeria. In: Rahmann, Gerold; Olabiyi, Timothy Ipoola and Olowe, Victor Idowu (Eds.) Achieving Social and Economic Development Through Ecological and Organic Agricultural Alternatives, Proceedings of the Scientific Track, 3rd African Organic Conference, 5 - 9 October 2015, Lagos, Nigeria, pp. 141-144.

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Summary

The study assessed compliance to organic agricultural practice in the practical year training programme of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. A total of 122 PYTP students were sampled. Data were collected through well-structured questionnaire and analysed with frequency counts, percentages and means. Study revealed that 73.1% have high level of knowledge on organic agriculture. Quest to meet up with required yield, weed control and pest and diseases were the top constraints to compliance. Less than half (47.8%) of respondents had a high level of compliance. However, high knowledge of organic agricultural practices did not translate to high level of compliance to standard practice. Students must be made to adhere strictly to principles being taught by the instructor and other means of grading rather than yield should be employed.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Compliance, organic agriculture, students, practical year training programme
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
EnglishOrganic agriculturehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_15911
Englishstudentshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7473
Subjects: Crop husbandry
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2015: 3rd African Organic Conference
Nigeria
ISBN:978-979-4563-7-3
Deposited By: Tijani, Mrs Sarafat
ID Code:28847
Deposited On:09 Feb 2017 14:49
Last Modified:09 Feb 2017 14:49
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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