International Journal of Agricultural Research and Reviews

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Level of Crop Productivity Before and During Rural Banditry in Zamfara State, Nigeria

Sanchi ID, Saadu U, Kaka Y, Muhammad A


*Corresponding author: Saadu U,                                   | Received: 29.03.2022 | Accepted: 01.04.2022 | Published: 03/04/2022 |



This paper assessed the level of crop productivity before and during rural banditry in

Zamfara State, Nigeria. Interview schedule was used to collect data from 360 respondents that were selected for the study. A multi stage and simple random sampling technique was used in selecting the respondents. Descriptive statistical tools (mean, percentages, frequency distribution) and inferential statistics (paired sample T-test and Spearman`s correlation coefficient) were used for data analysis. The results of the study reveals that majority of the respondents were married with an average household size of 8 persons and income level of less than N 20,000/month. The results also reveals that there is a significant difference between the respondents’ productivity before and during rural banditry, with a sharp decline in production to less than 1000kg/season implying consequential effect on the respondent productivity as a result of rural banditry engagement in the study area. The hypothesis shows that, r_scalculated is 0. 9521.. Based on the finding of the study, it could be concluded that rural banditry poses poor economic growth, increased rural poverty, poor participation, and poor programme implementation and induces fear and uncertainty. The study therefore, recommend that urgent provision of adequate security personnel to Mann the porous borders, prompt enrollment of the vulnerable into government social investment programmes, organize training/seminars for peace building purpose and also government should register all mining site and their activities properly monitored.


Keywords: Level, Crop Productivity, Before and During Rural Banditry, Zamfara State