Research Papers/Topics in Agricultural Economics

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...

Economic Analysis of Poultry Egg Marketing in Oredo and Egor Local Government Areas of Edo State Nigeria

The study analyzed the marketing of Poultry eggs in Oredo and Egor local government area of Edo state. It specifically described the socio-economic characteristics of the poultry egg marketers and determined the market conduct, performance of the egg market, marketing margin, profitability, effect of marketing cost on the magnitude of the marketing margin and the constraints that affected egg marketers in the study area. Structured questionnaire was randomly administered to 100 responden...

Nigeria Agrobusiness and Agro Allied Sector: Challenges and Prospects.

 Introduction: Agribusiness & Agro Allied sector in Nigeria has the capacity to become a leading agribusiness and agro-allied industrial nation. Of the 923 million square kilometers in Nigeria, over 90 percent is arable, 40 percent is cultivated, and only 10 percent is properly cultivated. Therefore, Nigeria has significant potential to apply technology in intensifying production across a number of agro products. Nigeria’s ongoing Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA), the flagshi...