Research Papers/Topics in Agricultural Economics

Impact Of Agricultural Development On Economic Growth In Nigeria (1980-2016)

ABSTRACTIn recent decades, the main and potential contribution of agriculture to economic growth has been a subject of much controversy among development economists. Assome contend that agricultural development is a pre—condition forindustrialization, others strongly object it and argue for a different path. Takingadvantage of ordinary least square method (OLS), the research carried out bymeans of secondary data and using the, independent variables. Real grossdomestic product (RGDP), Agricu...

Role of Agricultural Credit in Improving the Livelihood of Farming Households: The case of Oromia Credit Saving and Share Company in Gomma Woreda, Jimma zone, Oromia Regional State

ABSTRACT Agricultural credit is a practice of receiving loan with interest rates which is used to increase agricultural production. Agricultural credit now a day’s becomes a serious agenda in economic activities across the globe and it is one of the contributing factors for economic development; especially in the third world countries. It is a mechanism through which the interaction between supply and demand can be maintained in the society. This study is aimed to assess the role of Agricul...

Reducing Food Loss and Waste:The Surest Path to Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security.

The article discusses the challenges in the food supply chain systems. It distinguishes between food loss and waste, identify the causes of food loss and waste and suggests the solutions to minimize them. Finally, the article points to the SDG goals which sub-Saharan African Countries will stand to gain if they can effectively appraise these challenges.

The Application of Principal Component Analysis (PCA) in Cassava Production In Abia State, Nigeria

Cassava (Manihot esculenta crantz) is a root crop cultivated and consumed as a staple food in most developing world. This research examined the application of principal component analysis (PCA) in Cassava Production In Abia State, Nigeria. PCA is a statistical instrument able to identify the variables explaining most variation within a sample. A multi stage random sampling was used for the purpose of the study. The PCA employed in the analysis have substantially reduced the set of 19 socio-ec...

THE IMPACT OF GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURE ON ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NIGERIA

The research observes that although rising government expenditure has relatively significant on economic growth. It has not translated to meaningful development as Nigeria still ranks among world's poorest counties. In an attempt to investigate the impact of government expenditure on economic growth, we adopted a dis-aggregated analysis using Ordinary Least Square (OLS) econometric methodology. The regression result shows that recurrent government expenditure, and capital government expe...

Economics Analyses Of Cassava Production Among Smallholders Farmers In Ondo, Nigeria

                                                           ABSTRACTThe study examined the economic analysis of cassava production among smallholder farmers in Ondo State, Nigeria. The specific objectives of the study were: to examine the socio-economic characteristics of the cassava producers, determine the factors influencing the level of profitability accruable to the cassava producers, determine the cost and returns of cassava production, also to identif...

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF EFFECTS OF PESTS AND DISEASES ON SMALL SCALE MAIZE PRODUCERS

ABSTRACTThe study examined the economic analysis of effects of pests and disease on small scale maize producers in Akinyele Local Government Area, Oyo state. The objectives of this research work are to determine the socio-economic characteristics of the respondents, the cost and return of maize production and also the factors that influence profitability due to pests and disease on maize production in the study area and necessary recommendation were made. A total of 100 farmers were randomly ...

AWARENESS AND PERCEPTION OF POULTRY FARMERS ABOUT GOVERNMENT POLICY ON SITING POULTRY FARMS IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS OF IBADAN METROPOLIS

ABSTRACTProblems from poultry facilities and waste products still remain a serious environmental problem confronting both the producers and consumers. This study examined the awareness and perception of poultry farmers about government policy on siting poultry farms in residential areas of Ibadan metropolis. One hundred and sixty respondents were selected for the study and the data obtained were analyzed using Descriptive statistics and Likert scale model.Analysis of the socio-economic...

Grain Market Characteristics in Kebbi State, Nigeria

Abstract: Market characteristics vary between one season and another as such the variation inhibits effective marketing of grain. This paper assess grains market characteristics in 17 selected grain markets in the area using markets characteristics survey conducted in two seasons of dry and rainy within the fiscal year of 2018. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and t-test. The results show that there were fewer people participating in the market (about 7markets reported)...

Grain price seasonality

ABSTRACTRecent studies on food prices in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) found that food price seasonality in SSA remains an issue. In addition to it causing price risk, and, hence, limiting market participation among farmers and traders, the continued existence of substantial price seasonality implies that interventions that improve food market development are needed. Using a dataset that is unique for Nigeria, we contribute to this literature through measurement of the extent o...

Grain Storage and Marketplace Characteristics in Kebbi State, Nigeria

ABSTRACTWhile there are many aspects to agricultural market modernization that are linked and mutually affect andreinforce each other, we argue in this paper that investment in Nigeria in physical market infrastructure,such as storage units, remains relatively neglected, especially in rural areas. That this is the case undermines successful agricultural development in the country. We examine the transactions cost, spatial market equilibrium, and industrial policy literatures to prov...

SOCIO-ECONOMICS DETERMINANT OF MULTI-DIMENTIONAL POVERTY AMONG YAM FARMERS IN SAKI WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT, OYO STATE.

Abstract             The research work examined the socio-economics determinant  of multidimensional poverty among yam farmer. This study attempted to establish the multidimensional poverty among yam farmer on residents of Saki West local government area of Oyo state.  Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics such as frequencies and percentage while hypothesis were tested using inferential statistics such as logit regression model....

A REVIEW OF AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMMES AND POLICIES IN NIGERIA

This study analyzed the effects of government agricultural reforms on Nigeria’s Agricultural Development with the specific objectives of assessing agricultural programmes and policies in Nigeria, identifying the challenges impeding the implementation of these programmes, determining the contribution of agriculture to the country’s economy over the last three decades (1980-2018), examining the trend in agriculture budgetary allocation over the last three decades (1980-2018) and proff...

ANALYSING THE EFFICIENCY OF RESOURCE USE BY MAIZE FARMERS IN THE EASTERN AGRICULTURAL ZONE OF KOGI STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACTThe study examined the efficiency of resource use by maize farmers in the eastern agricultural zone of Kogi State, Nigeria. The objectives of the study are to describe the socio-economic characteristics of maize farmers, determine the input-output relationship of maize production, determine the resource-use efficiency in maize production, and to identify the constraints to maize production in the study area four-staged sampling procedure was used, with a sample size of one hundred and...

The Effect of Cassava-Value Addition on the Income of Small Scale Farmers in Oyun Local Government Area of Kwara State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The study was conducted on the effect of cassava-value addition on the income of small-scale farmers in Oyun Local Government Area of Kwara-State, Nigeria. A total number of 120 respondents were sampled through multi-stage random sampling technique. Primary data were collected from the respondents with structured questionnaire. Data generated were analyzed with descriptive statistics such as percentage, frequency counts and mean and also multiple regression analysis. The ...

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