FACTORS AFFECTING INCOME GENERATION AMONG SMALLHOLDER FARMERS WITH AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVE MEMBERSHIP IN ZAMBIA
This study analysed the effects of cooperative member characteristics on income generation among smallholder farmers in Chibombo district of Central Zambia using logistic regression from a sample size of 398 co-operative members. The aim of the study was to analyze factors affecting income generation among small-holder famers with membership in agricultural cooperatives, and to identify factors that increase their income. Data were collected in May 2020 using a questionnaire. The empirical data indicated that income increased
when there were increases in the cultivated area, primary education and cooperative membership period of 5–10 years but decreased with marriage, being widowed and a farming experience period of 5–10 years. The other factors had no significant effect. Thus, the study concludes that increasing cultivated area, duration of cooperative membership and attending at least primary education would better income generation
among cooperative members.
agricultural co-operative; smallholder farmers; member incomes
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