Youths Perception of Agriculture in Nigeria

  • Taiwo Emmanuel OLAGUNJU Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.
  • Ernest Olaolu DAWODU Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Science and Technology Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State Nigeria.
Keywords: Youth, Agriculture, Profession, Perception


The study examined youth’s perception of Agriculture in Ondo State of Nigeria. Considering the fact that secondary school students constitute the majority of the targeted youths, 150 randomly selected secondary school students from 150 randomly selected schools in Ondo State of Nigeria were considered for the study. Questionnaire was used to gather data. Four research questions were formulated to guide the study. Data analysis involved the use of frequency and percentage, likert-type scale and mean. Results indicated that students perceive practicing Agriculture as a poor and unbecoming profession, seeing it as a kind of profession that is only useful for retirees to while away time. Parents’ socio-economic statuses had a significant relationship with students’ perception of Agriculture. The implications of the findings were listed, and suggestions were made for stakeholders in education industry to adopt in other to improve the perception of students so as to improve the agriculture industry.

Author Biographies

Taiwo Emmanuel OLAGUNJU, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.

Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development,

Ernest Olaolu DAWODU, Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Science and Technology Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State Nigeria.

Department of Agricultural Science and Technology,


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How to Cite
OLAGUNJU, T. E., & DAWODU, E. O. (2022). Youths Perception of Agriculture in Nigeria. IJO - International Journal of Agriculture and Research ( ISSN 2814-189X ), 5(07), 01-06. Retrieved from