THE ROLE OF AGRICULTURAL INSURANCE IN ENHANCING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY

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THE ROLE OF AGRICULTURAL INSURANCE IN ENHANCING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY

ABSTRACT

Insurance is needed in order to alleviate the financial losses suffered by policy holders or the general public where the liability under policy is a contingent’s one. Therefore agricultural insurance takes care of the losses suffered by the farmers. To do this very successfully by an underwriter the compensation has to be made from contribution (premium) of all parties participating in the insurance. It is the aim of this research work therefore to find out if agricultural insurance has contributes in any meaningful way to enhancing agricultural productivity. Weather agricultural insurance has actually gained acceptance by the rural farmers. If compensation and adequately paid when losses are encountered by the farmers. And the possible areas the farmer can over with agricultural insurance policy the research work. Contains a general background discussion on the role of agricultural insurance in enhancing agricultural productivity. It went further to state the problem to be studies and why this research study was carried out, the scope and limitation of the study and finally the research questions and the definition of terms. AA number of related literature as it affects agricultural insurance were critically reviewed to provide enough background to the study. With the design of the study, the methods used in collecting relevant data it also deals with the way questionnaires were distributed and the treatment of data. The data got from the research survey were analyzed interpreted and presented. Also in this chapter was the distribution of questionnaires, characteristics of respondents and set two questionnaires for NAIC. Finally, the summary of finding, conclusion on the research and recommendations made by the researcher. It is beloved that at the end of this research work the researcher would have established of actually agricultural insurance have successfully contributed in its role of enhancing agricultural productivity.

TABLE OF CONTENT

Title page                                                                         ii

Approval page                                                                  iii

Dedication                                                                       iv

Acknowledgement                                                            v

Abstract                                                                           vi

Table of contents                                                             vii

CHAPTER ONE

1.0 Introduction 

1.1      Background of the study                                          1

1.2      Statement of problems                                             3

1.3      Significance of the study                                          4

1.4      Objective of the study                                              5

1.5      Scope and limitation of the study                            6

1.6      Definition of Terms                                                  7

CHAPTER TWO

2.0 Literature Review

2.1      The role of agricultural insurance in enhancing

Agricultural production.                                         9

2.2      Risk in agricultural                                                  12

2.3      Risk management in agriculture.                             18

2.4      Nigeria agricultural insurance scheme                     23

2.5      Operation of Nigeria agricultural insurance scheme  29

2.6      The Role of Intermediaries                                               34

2.7      Problem and prospects                                                     42

CHAPTER THREE

3.0 Research Methodology 

3.1      Research design                                                             47

3.2      Area of study                                                                  47

3.3      Source of data                                                                48

3.4      Research population and sample size                      51

3.5      Research instrument                                                       53

3.6      Validity of research instrument                                        53

3.7      Data analysis                                                                       54

CHAPTER FOUR

4.0 Presentation And Analysis Of Data

4.1      Distribution of questionnaire                                   55

4.2      Characteristics of respondents                                57

4.3      Set two questionnaire for NAIC                                        60

4.4      Production number of farmers with agricultural

(crop) Insurance in Uzo-Uwani LGA 1997-2000                  64

CHAPTER FIVE

5.0 Summary Of Findings, Recommendation And Conclusion

5.1      Summary of findings                                                       71

5.2      Recommendation                                                     76

5.3      Conclusion                                                              78

Bibliography

Appendix

Research Questionnaire

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