Research Papers/Topics in Agricultural Economics

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

TABLE OF CONTENTSContents              PageTitle page 1Certification 2Dedication 3Acknowledgements 4Table of contents 5List of Figures 6List of Tables 7Abstract 8CHAPTER ONE1.0 INTRODUCTION 101.1 Statement of problem 111.2 Research questions 12 1.3 Objectives of the study 121.4 Hypothesis of the study 121.5 Justification of the study 12CHAPTER TWO2.0 LIT...

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 ...

EVALUATION OF ORANGE-FLESHED SWEET POTATOES PRODUCTION ON THE LIVELIHOOD OF RURAL FARMERS IN OFFA LOCAL GOVERNMENT, KWARA STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACTOrange-Fleshed Sweet Potatoes production on the livelihood of Rural Farmers in Offa LGA of Kwara State was examined in this study. The study data was collected using a structured questionnaire, where (96) questionnaires were shared to the sampled respondents from eight (8) villages in the study area. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics (frequencies, percentage, tables) and inferential statistics (Ordinary Least Square (OLS) regression ana...

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF YELLOW ROOT CASSAVA (VITAMIN 'A' BIO-FORTIFIED) PRODUCTION IN ORIIRE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF OYO STATE NIGERIA

ABSTRACT  Yellow cassava is an excellent source of -carotene and energy and it is known to show a delay in the onset off post-harvest deterioration which can be helpful in the acceptance of the crop for both farmers and consumers. The study examined economics of yellow root cassava (Vitamin A biofortified) production in Oriire local Government area of Oyo state, Nigeria. Specifically, the study described the socio-economic characteristics of yellow root cassava farmers, identified the variet...

PROFITABILTY ANALYSIS OF CASHEW PRODCUTION IN ANKPA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KOG

ABSTRACTThe study was aimed at examining the profitability analysis of cashew production in anpka local government area of kogi state, Nigeria.  It involves the collection of primary data from a sample of 110 cashew farmers in the study area.  The analysis of data was done through a combination of descriptive statistics, gross margin analysis and profitability analysis, the result  showed majority of the farmers were male(68.18%), and most of them were married (70%) with most (...

Allocative efficiency of resource utilization in fish farming in Ondo State, Nigeria.

ABSTRACTObjective: The study assessed resource-use efficiency among fish farmers in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State, Nigeria.Methods: A multi stage sampling technique was used to select 50 fish farmers for the study. Data were collected during 2013 production cycle. Multipleregression analysis was used to determine the effects of variables determining the quantity of fish harvested. Allocative efficiency of resources usedin raising fish was determined using marginal value product and ...

Impacts of rice importation on Nigeria's economy

ABSTRACTThis study critically examined the negative effects of importation of rice on the Nigerian economy. The study also took a look at various import policies embarked upon by the Nigerian government as inconsistency in policy is a major hurdle to long term investment in the rice sub-sector. Nigeria spends billions of Naira on annual basis to import rice with its attendant depletion of the nation’s foreign reserves and this study analyzed that this negative trend can be reversed as there...

Analysis of Loan Accessed by Cooperative Society Farmers from Bank of Agriculture (Boa), in Imo State, Nigeria

The study examined the determinants of agricultural loan accessed by cooperative farmers from Bank of Agriculture in Imo State. Specifically, the socio-economic characteristics of the cooperative farmers were identified, volume of loan accessed by cooperative farmers was determined, effects of the socio-economic characteristics of the cooperative farmers on the volume of loan accessed was estimated. 80 respondents were selected randomly from five Local Government Areas of Imo State and data w...

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