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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 4)
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PROFIT EFFICIENCY AMONG SESAME FARMERS IN NASARAWA STATE, NIGERIA

Ater, P.I and Abah .D.
Corresponding Author:  G.A. Abu 

Key words:  Efficiency , farmers, Nasarawa, Nigeria, profit, sesame,
Vol. 4 , (4): 261-268
Submitted Accepted Published
2011 July, 13 April 23, 2012 July 30, 2012
Abstract:

The study was carried out in Nasarawa State. The study analyzed Productive efficiency among sesame farmers in Nasarawa State of Nigeria. The constraint to sesame production was determine and the Cobb-Douglas stochastic frontiers production analysis was applied to determine the technical, allocative and economic efficiency among sesame farmers in Nasarawa State. A purposive sampling technique was used to collect data from 194 sesame farmers. The analysis of technical efficiency revealed that farm size and chemical were not significantly related to technical efficiency while seed, labour and fertilizer were statistically significant to technical efficiency while the gamma (γ) ratio indicates the relative magnitude of the variance σ2, associated with technical inefficiency effects. The estimated allocative efficiency is 41.9% and seed, fertilizer, laabour, chemical and transport were all statistically significant to allocative efficiency while the inefficiency model revealed factors such as farming experience, educational status and access to credit were all positively and significantly related to allocative efficiency. The mean economic efficiency was 94.5% and the minimum and maximum were 10.0 and 91.5%, respectively. The study recommends that Government should facilitate the availability of credit to sesame farmers through promotion of credit cooperatives. Further more, government should make fertilizer readily available and in a subsidized rate, government should also look into the inherent potential and harness them both for foreign exchange earning and for industrial usage.
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Ater, P.I and Abah .D. , 2012. PROFIT EFFICIENCY AMONG SESAME FARMERS IN NASARAWA STATE, NIGERIA.  Current Research Journal of Social Sciences, 4(4): 261-268.
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