Assessment of the Economics and Resource-Use Efficiency of Rice Production in Ogun State, Nigeria

Nigeria is a major importer of rice in the world with over 756 million USD annual expenditure on rice importation. This is probably due to insufficient domestic production occasioned by inefficient utilization of resources and other farm inputs. This study is therefore designed to estimate the costs and returns to rice production; and analyze resource use efficiency in rice production in Ogun State, Nigeria. A three-stage sampling technique was used to select a total of 120 rice farmers. Gross margin and regression analyses were used to analyse the data for the study. The study revealed that an average small scale rice farmer realizes a gross margin of N 90, 634.35 per hectare. While farm size, labour and crop production systems account for 80.5% (coefficient of multiple determination, R2) of the changes in rice production, the study revealed that farm size, labour and seeds were grossly underutilized in rice production. The study therefore recommends the need for policy that would enhance increase in the allocation of land, seeds and labour in the production of rice.


Issue Date:
Sep 30 2013
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
1804-1930 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/157529
Published in:
Volume 05, Number 3
AGRIS on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics
Page range:
35-43
Total Pages:
9
JEL Codes:
GA; IN
Series Statement:
5
3




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