Development Agencies And Community Development: Assessment of the World Bank’s Commercial Agriculture Development Project (CADP) in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS) | Volume II, Issue XI, November 2018 | ISSN 2454–6186

Development Agencies And Community Development: Assessment of the World Bank’s Commercial Agriculture Development Project (CADP) in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

Attah, F.M.1 & Angioha, P. U.2

1Department of Sociology, University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria
2Graduate Student, University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

Abstract:- The study examines the relationship between development agencies and Community development: Assessment of the World Bank’s Commercial Agriculture Development Project (CADP) in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.the objective of the study was to examine the relationship between the world bank Commercial Agricultural Development Project and youth capacity building and agricultural development in Calabar Cross River state, Nigeria. Literature was reviewed based on the variables raised for the study and the institutional theory was adopted for the study. The study adopted the ex post facto research design and one hundred and twenty (120) beneficiaries of the World Bank Commercial Agriculture Development project (CADP) were selected using the snowballing sampling technique. Data used for this study was derived from both primary and secondary data. The instrument used for this study is the questionnaire. Data collected from the field were analysed using the necessary and appropriate statistical tool like Frequency distribution, simple percentages and Pearson product moment correlation coefficient. Result revealed that there a significant relationship between Development agencies (World Bank activities) and youth capacity building in Calabar, Cross River state, Nigeria andthere a significant relationship between Development agencies (World Bank activities) and increase in agricultural production in Calabar Cross River state, Nigeria. The study therefore recommends that Efforts should be put in place by the Cross River State Government in collaboration with the development agenciess to explore the use of local resources and relevant technology that have the capacity to alleviate poverty and enhance community development among others.

Keywords: Development agencies, Community development, Commercial Agriculture Development project, Youth Capacity building, agricultural development.

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