Abstract

The importance of insurance in mitigating food insecurity necessitated this study that analyzed rural cassava farmers’ participation in the Nigeria agricultural insurance scheme in Imo State, Nigeria. The study focused on the socio-economic differentials of participants and non participant; reasons for participation and determinants of participation. Data collected from 90 sampled cassava farmers using structured questionnaire and interview schedule were analyzed with the aid of percentage count, frequency tables, z-test and logit regression model at 0.05 levels of significance. The result shows socio-economic differentials in the age, education, farming experience and social organization membership, status of participants and non participants in the scheme. The reasons for participation included to acquire loan and continue in business even after suffering losses, and for non – participation included inadequate knowledge of the scheme and cost of insurance, the socioeconomic and farm enterprise characteristics of age, education, marital status, farming status, farming experience, farm size and credit opportunity determined the farmers participant in the scheme. It was recommended that extension education campaign be mounted for enlightenment on the scheme and consideration should be given to the farmers socio-economic and farm enterprise characteristics in designing intervention strategies and advocacy on the scheme.

How to Cite
F.N., NNADI, C. D., CHIKAIRE, J., UMUNNAKWE, P.C., IHENACHO, R.A., Nnadi,. Analysis of Rural Cassava Farmers’ Participation in the Nigeria Agricultural Insurance Scheme in Imo State, Nigeria. Global Journal of Science Frontier Research, [S.l.], oct. 2013. ISSN 2249-4626. Available at: <https://journalofscience.org/index.php/GJSFR/article/view/958>. Date accessed: 23 may 2022.