In Nigeria, about 75"0 of the population arc
peasant fanners living in the rural areas. which
arc the main stay of agricultural production,
These fanners operate on small scale with farm
holdings of 1-2 hectares, which arc usually
scattered over a wide area. According to Olayide
et al. (1981), about 75% of Nigeria's land is
under arable cultivation with land-human ratio
of 58 persons per square kilometer in south
western Nigeria. This shows that the average
sizes 01' farmlands are very small.
.] he production practices of small-scale
farmers arc S) non) mous with their production
characteristics such as subsistence level of
production. low hectare due to tenurial rights.
Other factors include poor access to credit and
other production inputs. poor managerial ability
and enterprise combination as informed by
ecological considerations, available resources,
taste and preferences of farm families. Olayide
ct a l. (1981) stated that a truly diversified
enterprise-oriented economy is typical feature of
most rural economy. Another factor that
informed the combination of enterprises is a great
deal of uncertainty under which farmers produce,
It could be inferred that the proximate risks
experienced by small-scale farmers were
sufficient to completely mask any differences in
the household managerial ability, The risk of
production and reliance on the market virtually
force poorer producers to adopt subsistence oriented strategies, It, therefore. implies that a farming system had been evolved which
emphasizes multiple cropping systems in order to hold forth for the risky nature. though
subsistence becomes more pronounced.
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