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Social Capital Formation and Implication for the Achievement of Fadama III Project Development in Kano State, Nigeria

Ahmad Muhammad Tsauni () and Abubakar Danlami
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Ahmad Muhammad Tsauni: Department of Economics, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, Bayero University Kano, Nigeria

Hyperion Economic Journal, 2016, vol. 4, issue 1, 37-47

Abstract: This study was carried out with the major aims of assessing Social Capital Formation and implications for the achievement of Fadama III project development objectives and to examine the success of Fadama III project in creating social capital within the context of participation. The data were collected during October, 2011 through the use of both structured and unstructured questionnaires. A total of 430 Kano State household Fadama Users from 34 Local Government Areas, the sample was divided equally in to 2, comprising of 215 Fadama III beneficiaries and 215 non-Fadama III beneficiaries. Data was analysed using descriptive statistics consisting percentages, averages and standard deviations. Empirical findings from the survey revealed that the level of social capital created by the Fadama III project among the beneficiary farmers in Kano State has been appreciable. Fadama user households have high level of involvement and participation by (67%) of the respondents.

Date: 2016
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