Cooperative Societies and Technology Adoption in Southwest Nigeria (A Study of Selected Agricultural Cooperatives)

OGUNSANWO, A.O and AYO-BALOGUN, A.O (2018) Cooperative Societies and Technology Adoption in Southwest Nigeria (A Study of Selected Agricultural Cooperatives). In: 1st International Conference of the Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, 5th - 8th November, 2018., The Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro.

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Agricultural Cooperatives have been operating in various areas of the Nigeria economy to improve livelihood of their members and the economy at large. The aim of the study is to examine the impact of agricultural cooperative society on technology adoption in Southwest Nigeria. The population of the study consisted of all members of Agricultural Cooperatives Society in the study area. A survey research design was employed for the study. Multi-stage sampling technique was adopted to select five hundred and forty (540) respondents; 3 local government areas were selected randomly in each of the states in the southwest Nigeria representing the study area, while 5 agricultural cooperatives society were subsequently selected in each of these 18 Local Government area and finally, 6 cooperative members were selected purposively in each of the 90 cooperative societies. The relevant data were collected through questionnaires consisting 2 scales tagged technology adoption scale and members predilection scale. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and simple linear regression with the aid of SPSS. The result of the analyses revealed a positive and significant effect of cooperative membership on technology adoption. This was evidenced by the value of the correlation coefficient (β=.636, t=8 648, p<.05) and R2 =.404. It was therefore recommended that agricultural cooperative society should be supported through funding as well as link up with source of inputs and extension services.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Management
Depositing User: Miss Ayomikun Ogunbadejo
Date Deposited: 30 May 2020 13:18
Last Modified: 30 May 2020 13:18

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