The Analysis of Productivity Growth of Tuber Crops in Nigeria (1995-2006)

This study analyzed the productivity of Tuber crops in Nigeria from twenty states between the periods of 1995 -2006 using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to estimate the total factor productivity (TFP) which was further decomposed to reveal the source of productivity growth over the reference period. Negative TFP growth was observed for all the tuber crops considered in the study on the average but an evidence of convergence in productivity level was observed when considering the starting TFP, majority of the states had low TFP (<0.6) but grew over the years by about 0.2 with Kaduna and Adamawa having the highest TFP for cocoyam and cassava respectively.


Issue Date:
2012-03
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN(P): 2304-1455 (Other)
ISSN(E): 2224-4433 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/197945
Published in:
Asian Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, Volume 02, Number 01
Page range:
96-102
Total Pages:
8
Series Statement:
11-40-2(1)2012-AJARD-96-102




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