Socio-economic factors inuencing sh Farmers' Level of awareness of Organic Farming Practices in South -South, Nigeria.
The study investigated the socioeconomic factors inuencing the level of awareness of organic farming practices among sh farmers in South-South Nigeria. The specic objectives of the study are to describe the socioeconomic characteristics of sh farmers in the study area, ascertain the level of use of organic sh farming practices and relate socioeconomic factors to the level of use of organic farming practices. Data for the study were obtained with a structured questionnaire. The sample size for the study was One hundred and fteen (115) sh farmers selected purposefully from the list of sh farmers provided by zone managers in the three states under study. The farmers selection were based on accessibility.. Data collected were analysed using multiple regression The ndings of the study revealed that sh farmers were aware of organic sh farming practices in the study area. .Farm size ( t =2.462; P< 0.05, contact with extension agents ( t = 2.282; P <0.05) had signicant relationship with level of awareness of organic sh farming practices), and. As farm size increases, the level of awareness of organic farming practices increases whereas increased extension contact culminated in increasing the level of awareness of organic sh farming practices. The study therefore recommends that training on organic sh production practices should be emphasized in extension activities in the