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Despite agricultural programmes designed to improve farmer's welfare in Nigeria, poverty still persist. In 2012, the Nigeria government introduced the use of electronic wallet system under the Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA) to improved welfare through access to subsidized inputs which lead to increase in productivity and reduction in poverty.

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Our findings show that poverty incidence, depth and severity was higher among non-users of electronic wallet system than it's users. factors such as sex, household size, occupation, income, and total land cultivated influenced the use of electronic wallet. The PSM analysis showed that e-wallet had a positive impact on welfare.

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Writing this paper was a great pleasure as it has co-authors with whom I have received teaching and guidance from. It also lead to colleagues contacting me in analysis and article writing.

Nneji Umeokeke

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This page is a summary of: Impact of electronic-wallet system on farmer’s welfare in Oyo State, Nigeria, International Journal of Social Economics, April 2017, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/ijse-07-2015-0184.
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