Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 8(3), pp. 866 - 871
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.080317
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The Relationship Between Education and Agricultural Productivity: The Moderating Effect of NGO


Salisu Ahmed Kabiru *
Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, Umaru Musa Yar'adua University, Katsina, Nigeria

ABSTRACT

The importance of education on all aspect of human endeavor is incontestable as education plays a significant role in human and economic development of a nation. Many studies around the globe have proved that education is the most potent tool in poverty reduction effort. This is because as the level of education increases the probability of becoming poor also reduces. The purpose of this study is to examine the moderating effect of NGO on the relationship between education and agricultural productivity in Katsina State Nigeria. The study adopted a quantitative method by using questionnaire as the instrument for data collection. A total of 430 questionnaires was distributed to the respondents from the six-local government of the state and 410 were returned accounting for 95 percent rate of return and 400 screened questionnaires was used for further analysis. Partial Least Square-Structural Equation Modelling PLS-SEM was used as data analysis tools. The major finding of the study indicated that, there exists positive relationship between education and agricultural productivity and NGO also moderate the relationship between education and agricultural productivity. Conclusively this study revealed that education is a viable mechanism for improving agricultural productivity. This study suggested that, government at various level should partner with NGO in bringing about development, especially of the rural areas. This study has contributed to the literature in development studies as this study is the first to introduce NGO as a moderating variable in development study.

KEYWORDS
Education, NGO, Agricultural Productivity

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Salisu Ahmed Kabiru , "The Relationship Between Education and Agricultural Productivity: The Moderating Effect of NGO," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 866 - 871, 2020. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.080317.

(b). APA Format:
Salisu Ahmed Kabiru (2020). The Relationship Between Education and Agricultural Productivity: The Moderating Effect of NGO. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 8(3), 866 - 871. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.080317.