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The Stochastic frontier production function was used to assess the technical efficiency of cassava production in Epe Area of Lagos State, Nigeria. Results show that cassava farmers in the study area experienced increasing positive return-to-scale (2.2675. The study also reveals that a significant relationship exists between farm size, labour, planting materials, cost of other input and cassava output in the study area. Cassava farmers with large farmers are found to have higher net farm income per hectare than small holder farms in the study area. The study points to the fact that cassava farmers in the study area were not efficient in allocating their resources considering their scope of operation.

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