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International Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension

Impact assessment of nomadic education extension programme on welfare of nomads in Adamawa State Nigeria

Accepted 20 March, 2015 

Citation: Yusuf HW, Love J, Peter MB (2015). Impact Assessment of Nomadic Education Extension Programme on Welfare of Nomads in Adamawa State Nigeria. International Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 1(1): 002-008.

Copyright: © 2015 Yusuf et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are cited.

Abstract

The ultimate benefit of any intervention is the improvement on welfare of beneficiaries. The ownership of assets, improved health meeting social obligations and change in nutrition are indicators of improved welfare. A total of 360 respondents were randomly selected through purposive and multi-stage sampling procedures. Statistical analysis using percentages and two sample t-test were employed. The result of the study indicated that 58% and 56% of the treatment and control group were below the average age respectively. The overwhelming majority of the respondents were married with large family size and mostly polygamist. On education, 36.7% and 55.6% of the respondents in the two communities had never been to any school respectively.  The two sample t-test indicated that there were positive and significant statistical mean differences in the ownership of assets between the two groups. All the p-value for assets were less than the critical p-value of 0.05 and all the t-cal were greater than the t-critical value of 1.96 signifying the impact of the intervention on beneficiaries. The treatment group were better in meeting social obligation, feeding and health than the control group. The study recommended that government of Nigeria should pay attention to the welfare of the nomads. 

Key words: Nomads, participating, non-participating, welfare, intervention, communities, beneficiaries