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International Journal Of Rural Development, Environment And Health Research(IJREH)

Factors Constraining Commercial Farming of Snail among Farmers in Rural Areas of Rivers State

A.U. Nnodim , S.U. Ekpo

International Journal of Rural Development, Environment and Health Research(IJREH), Vol-3,Issue-5, September - October 2019, Pages 151-157, 10.22161/ijreh.3.5.1

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This study examined the factors constraining the commercial production of snail in the rural areas of Rivers State. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. The study was guided by four research questions. The population for the study were the accessible snail farmers in Rivers state, as 80 snail farmers were purposively sample to answer the research questions. Data were collected using structured questionnaire and structured interview schedule, validated and their reliability established. The data gathered were analyzed using Mean statistics and Standard Deviation. The findings showed that commercial snail production was constrained by factors ranging from finance, environment, lack of technical-know-how to high incidence of pests and diseases. It was therefore, recommended that Government and development stakeholders intervention were needed in areas of credits and education.

Constraints, Commercial Farming, Farmers and Rural Areas.

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