Agricultural Economics Research Papers/Topics

Profitability of Okra Production and Marketing in Imo State

This study looked at the profitability of okra production and marketing in Imo State, Nigeria. Multi-stage and random sampling technique were used to select 81 respondents for this study. Information on the objectives of this study was elicited from the sampled respondents through a structured questionnaire. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics such as the mean, frequency distribution, percentage, gross margin analysis and multiple regression model. Majority of therespondents were ...

Land Productivity of Different Use Levels of Sustainable Soil Management Techniques in Imo State.

AbstractLand productivity of the farmers can be improved when farmers adopt improved soil management techniques that are environmentally friendly. This study looked at land productivity of different use levels of sustainable soil management techniques(SSMT) of arable crop farmers in Imo state, Nigeria. Multi-stage random sampling technique was used to select 209 arable crop farmers. Objectives of this study were elicited from the sampled respondents through a well-structured questionnaire. Da...

Determinants of Land Productivity among Arable Crop Farmers Using Sustainable Soil Management Techniques in Imo State

Abstract The magnitude of soil management techniques engaged by the crop farmers determines to an extent the level of land productivity of the farmers. This study examined thedeterminants of land pproductivity among arable crop farmers using sustainable soil management techniques in Imo State, Nigeria. Multi-stage randomsampling technique was used to select 209 arable crop farmers for this study. Information on the objectives of this study was elicited from the sampled respondentsthrough a we...

Analysis of Food Security Among Farming Households in Imo State

AbstractPrevalence of food insecurity has remained a concern in Imo State and indeed the Sub-Saharan Africa. Hence, this study investigated the analysis of food security among farming households in Imo State, Nigeria. Multi-stage random sampling technique was used to select 144 farmers for this study. Information on the objectives of this study was elicited from the sampled respondents through a well- structured questionnaire. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Food security ind...

EVALUATION OF EFFECTS OF AGRICULTURAL INSURANCE SCHEME ON AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION IN ONDO STATE

This study was carried out to see how well the objectives of the Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Scheme had been achieved in Ondo State. Multi-stage sampling technique was used to select 120 insured farmers from two local government areas and a well-structured questionnaire was used to collect data from the farmers. The data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics. The analysis shows that accessibility to credit was the only reason the farmers participated in the insurance s...

Long and Short Run Dynamics of Agricultural and Petroleum Sectors in the Economic Growth of Nigeria

This study examined the economic relationship among agriculture and petroleum sectors and growth of Nigeria’s economy as well as the effects of these two key sectors on the economic growth. The Bound (ARDL) test which was used to examine the long-run relationship among the variables revealed that there is a long-run relationship among agricultural and petroleum sectors and economic growth. In the short run, both sectors have positive significant relationship with the economic growth. While ...

LONG AND SHORT RUN DYNAMICS OF INSTITUTIONAL CREDIT AND PRODUCTIVITY IN AGRICULTURAL SECTOR: EVIDENCE FROM NIGERIA

This study examined the economic relationship between agricultural productivity and institutional agricultural credit in Nigeria. The two institutionalized credit sources are the commercial bank loans which were proxy as the private sector credit and the government owned Agricultural Credit Guarantee Scheme (ACGS) proxy as the public sector credit while the  agriculture’s contribution to GDP was proxy as agricultural productivity. To estimate these dynamics, three different ARDL  mode...

DETERMINANT OF AGRICULTURAL OUTPUT IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACT The study examines the determinants of agricultural output based on the empirical evidence of the short-run and long-run interrelationships among capital expenditure on agriculture, inflation rate, external reserve, interest rate, average annual rainfall and food importation using agricultural output as dependent variable. Macroeconomics data from 1970 – 2012 were sourced from Central Bank Statistical Bulletin and National Bureau of Statistics publications of several years. Data we...

Income Polarization Among Undergraduate Students of University of Ibadan

Abstract:  Despite  increasing  interest  in  income  polarisation  among  researchers  in  Nigeria,  there  is  dearth  of  literature  on  its existence  among  undergraduate  students  especially  with  the  primary  data.  A  polarised  income  distribution  among  students  has the  potential  of  breeding  social  unrest,  protest  or  demonstration.  This  study  examined  the  existence  of  income  polarization  and inequality  among ...

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF POULTRY-EGG PRODUCTION IN ODEDA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

ABSTRACT This research work was analysed the cost and returns of poultry egg production in Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State. Primary data was collected from 90 poultry egg farmers drawn from the study area by a simple random sampling technique. The data collected were analysed using descriptive, budgetary, regression analysis and likert scale. The socio-economic characteristics of the farmers were determined using descriptive method to find out their various frequencies like in ...

Paddy Production as Source of Household Income in Bahi District

The study was conducted at Bahi District to assess contribution of paddy production toward annual household income among smallholder paddy producer. The study had three specific objectives, to determine level of paddy production at Bahi district, to determine household income earned from paddy and other sources and to analyse factors affecting paddy production among smallholder producers. Data were collected through interview, observation, focus group discussion and documentary review. Both d...

Agricultural Policies & Economic Growth in Nigeria

                                                                  ABSTRACT This study assesses the impact of agricultural policies and development on economic growth in Nigeria. The data used in this study was collected from secondary data which covers about 33 years. Unit root, ordinary least square and co-integration estimating technique of data analysis was used in evaluating the secondary data. GDP was used as a proxy to economic growth, while interest r...

Profitability of Goat Rearing Among the Rural Households in Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State, Nigeria

Abstract This study was designed to carry out an evaluation of the profitability of goat rearing among rural households in Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State, Nigeria. The aim of the study is to estimate the costs and returns to goat rearing, the determinant of goat rearing, and identified the constraints to goat rearing in the study area. Two stages sampling technique was used to collect data for this study from 60 goat farmers/keepers with the aid of well structured questi...

Agricultural Productivity Growth in West African Agriculture: A Frontier Function Analysis

ABSTRACT             Productivity growth in an economy is important because it is an essential source of overall growth. The study evaluates the total factor productivity growth in agricultural sector of West African countries between 1961-2000 and also determined the technological change and technical efficiency change within the period. The study used data from the FAOSTAT Database of the FAO. The data were analysed using stochastic frontier production function. The results reve...


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