Economic Efficiency of Rain-Fed Upland Rice Production in Nigeria

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Dezember 2011



The study estimated profitability,technical, allocative and economic efficiencies;determined resource-use efficiency and the determinants of technical efficiency in rain-fed upland rice production in Osun and Oyo States of Nigeria.Data obtained were analyzed using descriptive statistics,gross margin analysis and the stochastic frontier production function analysis.Results showed that paddy growers in Osun State earned average gross margin/ha of N34,181.38 while their counterparts in Oyo State received N25,448.84 with average profit per grower being N41,132.74 and N44,476.8 respectively.Results of the stochastic frontier production function analysis showed that land was the most productive resource with elasticity of production of 0.961 and 0.314 for Osun and Oyo States respectively. Results of efficiency measurements showed an average of 90.1% in technical efficiency, 92.0% in allocative efficiency and 83.4.0% in economic efficiency for Osun State.On the other hand,Oyo State paddy producers recorded an average of 94.3%in technical efficiency,88.9%in allocative efficiency and 84.0%in economic efficiency.


Job Olatunji OLADEEBO, a Senior Lecturer at the Department ofAgricultural Economics, Ladoke Akintola University ofTechnology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria, obtained his PhD degree inAgricultural Economics from the Federal University ofTechnology, Akure, Nigeria. His areas of specialization are: Farmmanagement, Production and Resource Economics.
EAN: 9783843392785
ISBN: 3843392781
Untertitel: Economic Efficiency of Rain-Fed Upland Rice Production in Osun And Oyo States of Nigeria. Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2011
Seitenanzahl: 192 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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