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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 3)
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Economic Analysis of Cassava Production in Obubra Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria

James A. Nandi, Patience Gunn and Evans N. Yurkushi
Corresponding Author:  James A. Nandi 

Key words:  Adoption, Cassava production, costs and returns, economics, resource use efficiency, socio-economic variables,
Vol. 3 , (3): 205-209
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2011 February, 20 2011 April, 16 2011 May, 25
Abstract:

The study is conducted to examine the economics of Cassava production in Obubra Local government Area. Multistage random sampling technique was used to select a sample size of 156 respondents for the study. Data analysis was carried out using descriptive statistics such as frequency counts and percentages. The result show that females made up 63.7%, with 72% of the farmers married, having family size of 4-9 (75%) people, using mostly hired labor. Majority (86.2%) of the respondents have formal education, with 6 years and above farming experience, 75% of them acquired their capital through personal savings and operating on farm holdings of less than 2 ha. Costs and returns were analyzed using gross margin and profitability ratio. Gross margin result indicate that farmer obtain a net return of x123, 160.45 per ha with a benefit-cost ratio of 1.96. Gender, capital, farm size, labor and non-farm incomes are significant at 1% level of significance while education, farming experience and cassava cuttings are significant at 5% significance level. Whereas, age and family size are insignificant at all levels tested. Findings showed that the farmers were inefficient in their resource use. This suggests that for the farmers to increase cassava output in the area, they should employ more of the productive resources such as improved varieties and labor to boost their productivity. The study concludes that cassava farming is profitable and so new innovation should be passed to the farmers to adopt.
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James A. Nandi, Patience Gunn and Evans N. Yurkushi, 2011. Economic Analysis of Cassava Production in Obubra Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria.  Asian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 3(3): 205-209.
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