Analysis of resource use efficiency in garlic production in Kano State, Nigeria

A study of the efficiency of resource usage in farm production is necessary to guide the producer on how best to allocate the scarce resources on his farm. Production data were collected from 120 farmers randomly selected from two local government areas of Kano state. The data were analyzed using OLS regression method to estimate the production function and the ratio of marginal value product to marginal factor cost as the measure of resource use efficiency. The lead functional form was the double log function which produced an adjusted R2 of 0.86. Seed, organic manure and labour inputs have positive effects and were statistically significant at 1 percent level of probability. However, all the inputs were inefficiently utilized with organic manure and labour being under-utilized while seed was over-utilized. Based on these findings, it was suggested that in order to enhance the efficiency of production less seed and more of organic manure and labour should be used.


Issue Date:
2011-2011-2011
Publication Type:
Journal Article
ISSN:
0794-4748
Language:
English
Published in:
Nigerian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 02, Number 1
Page range:
79-88




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