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AGRIPRENEURIAL COMPETENCIES NEEDED BY UNDERGRADUATES IN SORGHUM PRODUCTION FOR SUSTAINABLE FOOD SECURITY IN BIU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF BORNO STATE NIGERIA

Authors: Oyegbami. G. A., Fabamise D. B., Bitrus R.

Journal Article | Publish Date: 01/January/2024

Abstract


The study was carried out to determine agripreneurial competencies needed by undergraduates in sorghum production for sustainable food security in Biu Local Government Area of Borno State. Three research questions and one hypothesis was formulated to guide the study. Survey research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study was seventy-five (75) which was made up of fifty (50) teachers of agricultural science and twenty-five (25) agricultural extension agents in Biu Local Government Area. There was no sampling due to the manageable number of the population. The instrument used for data collection was forty-five (45) structured questionnaire items which was face validated by three experts. A Cronbach Alpha reliability method was adopted to determine the internal consistency of the questionnaire items and it yielded a coefficient of 0.83. Seventy- five (75) copies of the questionnaire were administered and retrieved from the respondents. The data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation to answer the research questions. T-test statistics was employed for testing the hypothesis. It was found out that all the agripreneurial competencies were needed by undergraduates for sorghum production. It was therefore recommended that the identified competencies be packaged and used to train the undergraduates by the Local Government Authority in Biu, so that they can go into large scale production of sorghum that will lead to sustainable food security in a depressed economy.

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