The Effect of Education on Agricultura Productivity: Implication for Rural Development

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Salisu Ahmed Kabiru
Rozita Arshad


Agriculture provide 60 percent of the world population with food for survival and play a vital role to the economic and social development of low-­‐‑income countries. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of education on agricultural productivity in Katsina State Nigeria. The study adopted survey approach and 434 questionnaires was distributed to the selected respondents from 6 local government areas of Katsina State. A total of 400 useable questionnaire was returned accounting for 92 percent rate of returned, which was utilized for analyzing the data using PLS statistical tool. The main findings of the analysis revealed that, education has a significant effect on agricultural productivity.

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