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ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF URBAN AGRICULTURE ON ECONOMIC LIVELIHOOD OF CALABAR METROPOLIS, CROSS RIVER STATE

Egbai, O. O.,Peter, E. O., Arikpo, I. A.

Abstract
An assessment of the impact of urban agriculture was carried out in Calabar Metropolis with the aim of
harnessing potential agricultural lands and human (youth farmers) resources on the fringes of the metropolis. The study
employed survey research method using questionnaire instrument to solicit information from youth farmers in the
metropolis.Purposive sampling method was adopted in the collection of data. A total of sixty youth farmers were sampled
from six locations. viz: Anatigha, Atimbo, Ekorinim, Satellite Town, adjourning areas of University teaching hospital and
pamol (old rubber plantation). Data was subjected to descriptive and inferential statistical analyses. Result revealed achisquare
test statistic of 140.126 and 83.742 with a p-value of (p 0.00<0.05), implying that at a 0.05 level of significance,
there is an association between food availability and urban agriculture. Similarly, the result of the second hypothesis on
urban agriculture and economic livelihood shows that there is a strong correlation of (r = 0.729 or 72.9percnet), all these
summed up to show that there is significant relation between the variables at (p = 0.000<0.05) level of significance.This
suggests that urban agriculture can scale up food production, guarantee sustainable economic livelihood and reduce youth
restiveness due to their involvement in urban agriculture. The study recommends conscious government policy and
legislation that will make land spaces at the fringes accessible to farmers as to encourage participation in urban agriculture

Key words: Assessing, Impact of Urban Agriculture, Economic Livelihood, Calabar Metropolis


 
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Egbai, O. O.,Peter, E. O., Arikpo, I. A. ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF URBAN AGRICULTURE ON ECONOMIC LIVELIHOOD OF CALABAR METROPOLIS, CROSS RIVER STATE. JCR. 2021; 8(3): 67-71. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.03.07


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Egbai, O. O.,Peter, E. O., Arikpo, I. A. ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF URBAN AGRICULTURE ON ECONOMIC LIVELIHOOD OF CALABAR METROPOLIS, CROSS RIVER STATE. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=103341 [Access: August 16, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.03.07


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Egbai, O. O.,Peter, E. O., Arikpo, I. A. ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF URBAN AGRICULTURE ON ECONOMIC LIVELIHOOD OF CALABAR METROPOLIS, CROSS RIVER STATE. JCR. 2021; 8(3): 67-71. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.03.07



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Egbai, O. O.,Peter, E. O., Arikpo, I. A. ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF URBAN AGRICULTURE ON ECONOMIC LIVELIHOOD OF CALABAR METROPOLIS, CROSS RIVER STATE. JCR. (2021), [cited August 16, 2021]; 8(3): 67-71. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.03.07



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Egbai, O. O.,Peter, E. O., Arikpo, I. A (2021) ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF URBAN AGRICULTURE ON ECONOMIC LIVELIHOOD OF CALABAR METROPOLIS, CROSS RIVER STATE. JCR, 8 (3), 67-71. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.03.07



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Egbai, O. O.,Peter, E. O., Arikpo, I. A. 2021. ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF URBAN AGRICULTURE ON ECONOMIC LIVELIHOOD OF CALABAR METROPOLIS, CROSS RIVER STATE. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (3), 67-71. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.03.07



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Egbai, O. O.,Peter, E. O., Arikpo, I. A. "ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF URBAN AGRICULTURE ON ECONOMIC LIVELIHOOD OF CALABAR METROPOLIS, CROSS RIVER STATE." Journal of Critical Reviews 8 (2021), 67-71. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.03.07



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Egbai, O. O.,Peter, E. O., Arikpo, I. A. "ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF URBAN AGRICULTURE ON ECONOMIC LIVELIHOOD OF CALABAR METROPOLIS, CROSS RIVER STATE." Journal of Critical Reviews 8.3 (2021), 67-71. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.03.07



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Egbai, O. O.,Peter, E. O., Arikpo, I. A (2021) ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF URBAN AGRICULTURE ON ECONOMIC LIVELIHOOD OF CALABAR METROPOLIS, CROSS RIVER STATE. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (3), 67-71. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.03.07