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average income among the respondents was ₦167,000. 55.9%most of the respondents were
small holder farmers as revealed by the average farm size of 1.5 hectares. The logit regression
model revealedthat the variables age,income per annum and access to credit were significant
at 1% level while marital status, educational level, household size, primary occupation ,
farming experience, farm size and extension contact and member ship cooperative society
were significant at 5%level influencing adoption of improved groundnut varieties in the study
area. The study recommended that women groundnut farmers in the study are should be
encouraged to participate in adult literacy class and go for large scale groundnut farming.
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