An assessment of the performance of emergency management agency in the natural hazards management among farm households in the southeast zone, Nigeria

Authors

  • Joy OBI Department of Agriculture, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ikwo, Ebonyi State, Nigeria
  • Chika IFEJIRIKA Department of Agricultural Economics, Federal university Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria
  • Kingsley ITAM Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
  • Anselm ENETE Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
  • Jane MUNONYE Department of Agriculture, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ikwo, Ebonyi State, Nigeria
  • Emeka OSUJI Department of Agriculture, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ikwo, Ebonyi State, Nigeria
  • Dan OYOBOH Department of Agricultural Economics, Dennis Osadebay University, Anwai-Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria
  • Samuel JIMMY Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development, Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State, Nigeria
  • Chukwuoyims EGWU Department of Business Administration, Alex Ekwueme University, Ndufu-Alike Abakaliki, Nigeria
  • Christopher NWACHUKWU Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
  • Angela OBETTA Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
  • Christian NWOFOKE Department of Agricultural Economics, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria
  • Ngozi ODOH Department of Agricultural Economics, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14720/aas.2023.119.2.12480

Keywords:

KPI, emergency management, naturaldisasters, farm households, Nigeria

Abstract

An assessment of the performance of emergency management agency in mitigating natural hazards among farm households in Southeast Zone, Nigeria was studied. About 240 farm households who were administered questionnaire were chosen from the states’ flood- and erosion-prone regions using multi-stage sampling technique. The results indicate that the EmergencyManagement Based-Performance Index’s average level of national emergency management activities was 57.33. The total average ratings of the National Emergency Management Agency/State Emergency Management Agency performance indicators based on their usefulness as a measure of natural hazard were estimated as 47.8% which showed that the NEMA/SEMA key performance indicators’ degree of effectiveness in hazard management is deemed to be below average of the index. These key performance indicators (KPI) include; distribution of food, provision of seedlings, provision of agro-chemical, training of farmers on postharvest crop preservation, use of weather, rehabilitation of water resources, expansion of irrigation facilities, distribution of fingerlings, provision of household items. The highest weighted score assigned to the distribution of food was 2.89, indicating that it is 57.8% successin mitigating natural disasters, while the average weight score allocated to the distribution of seedlings was 2.62, indicating a 52.4% degree of efficacy. However, the study recommends that the funds allotted to NEMA/SEMA should be monitored to ensure it is utilized in achieving its stated aims and objectives.

Author Biographies

  • Joy OBI, Department of Agriculture, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ikwo, Ebonyi State, Nigeria

     

     

  • Chika IFEJIRIKA, Department of Agricultural Economics, Federal university Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria

     

     

  • Kingsley ITAM, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria

     

     

  • Anselm ENETE, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria

     

     

  • Jane MUNONYE, Department of Agriculture, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ikwo, Ebonyi State, Nigeria

     

     

  • Dan OYOBOH, Department of Agricultural Economics, Dennis Osadebay University, Anwai-Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria

     

     

  • Samuel JIMMY, Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development, Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State, Nigeria

     

     

  • Chukwuoyims EGWU, Department of Business Administration, Alex Ekwueme University, Ndufu-Alike Abakaliki, Nigeria

     

     

  • Christopher NWACHUKWU, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria

     

     

  • Angela OBETTA, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria

     

     

  • Christian NWOFOKE, Department of Agricultural Economics, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria

     

     

  • Ngozi ODOH, Department of Agricultural Economics, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria

     

     

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OBI, J., IFEJIRIKA, C., ITAM, K., ENETE, A., MUNONYE, J., OSUJI, E., OYOBOH, D., JIMMY, S., EGWU, C., NWACHUKWU, C., OBETTA, A., NWOFOKE, C., & ODOH, N. (2023). An assessment of the performance of emergency management agency in the natural hazards management among farm households in the southeast zone, Nigeria. Acta Agriculturae Slovenica, 119(2), 1–15. https://doi.org/10.14720/aas.2023.119.2.12480

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