Nzeakor FC and Ume SI
The study was to determine factors influencing the decision to participation and intensity of cassava processors in cassava waste management programmer. Heckman two stage model was employed to address the objective. Multi-staged random selection procedures were used to obtain one hundred and twenty respondents for the study. Structured questionnaire was employed to elicit data from the sampled population for detailed study. The results of the cassava processors’ decision to participate in the programmer was positively and significantly influenced by the educational Level, processing experience, extension services, membership of processing and access to credit. Furthermore, the extent of participation in the programmer was significantly and positively influenced processing experience and educational level, while age of household head and gender negatively influenced the respondents’ level of participation. The need for policy options to enhance the farmers’ access to educational programmer, extension services and access to credit were recommended.
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