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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 5)
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Economic Analysis of Cassava Production in Benue State, Nigeria

I.U. Odoemenem and L.B. Otanwa
Corresponding Author:  I.U. Odoemenem 

Key words:  Acquisition, awareness, Cassava, farmers, small-scale, ,
Vol. 3 , (5): 406-411
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2011 June, 30 2011 August, 08 2011 September, 25
Abstract:

The study was undertaken to analyze the economics of cassava production in Benue State. Data for this study were collected from a sample of one hundred and sixteen small-scale cassava farmers randomly selected. The objectives of the study were to determine and rank the cost elements of cassava production in the study area; determine the returns to cassava production; and evaluate the profitability of cassava production in the study area. Socio-economic factors include age, educational background, marital status, sex, sources of labour, awareness of extension services, method of weed control, and method of farm land acquisition were identified. Data collected for the study were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The coefficient of determination (R2) is 0.616, suggesting that the used model has a high goodness of fit. Furthermore, the result of the statistical analysis shows that investing in cassava production enterprise is profitable.
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I.U. Odoemenem and L.B. Otanwa, 2011. Economic Analysis of Cassava Production in Benue State, Nigeria.  Current Research Journal of Social Sciences, 3(5): 406-411.
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