Agriprenuerial Skills Required by Youths in the Processing of Chevon (Goat meat) into Kebab for Sustainable Income Generation in Delta State, Nigeria

Onoriode, O.


The study identifies agriprenuerial skills required by youths in the processing of chevon (goat meat) into kebab for sustainable income generation in   Delta state. Three research questions were answered and three null Hypotheses were formulated to guide the study at 0.05 level of significance. The population for the study was 238 made up of 182 agricultural science teachers in Delta state (ministry of education Asaba, Delta state) and 56 lecturers from the departments of agriculture, Delta state. The sample for this study was 149 comprising 98 agricultural science teachers and 51 lecturers of agriculture from the three agricultural zones of Delta state. Sample techniques were determined using Taro Yamane Formula. The sample was selected using multistage sampling technique. The instrument used for data collection was a structured questionnaire. 58 items structured questionnaire titled: Agripreneurial skills in processing of chevon into kebab questionnaire (ASPCKQ) was used for data collection. The ASPCKQ. was validated by three validates, two from the Department of  Agricultural Education and one from the Department of animal Production , all from Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi. Cronbach alpha reliability method was used to determine the internal consistency of the instrument which yielded a reliability coefficient of .96. The researcher and three research assistants were involved in the administration and retrieval (100%) of the questionnaire.   Data collected was analyzed using mean to answer the research questions and t-test statistics to test the null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. It was found that youths required all the items on agriprenuerial Skills in Processing of Chevon (Goat meat) into Kebab for Sustainable Income Generation in Delta State. The hypotheses of no significant differences were not rejected for the study. It was recommended among others that the identified agripreneurial skills should be used by skill acquisition centers training of secondary school levers.

Keywords: agripreneurs, youth, chevon, processing, sustainable, income

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