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Title: ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF SMALLSCALE MAIZE PRODUCTION. A CASE STUDY OF OLAMABORO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KOGI STATE
Authors: OGAJI, ABU
Issue Date: Dec-2005
Abstract: This study determined the profitability of maize production in Olamaboro Local Government Area of Kogi State. It also assessed the socio - economic characteristics of maize producers, problems faced and offered useful suggestions. Data was collected through the use of structured questionnaires that were randomly distributed in the 3 main districts of the study area namely: Ogugu, Imane and Olamaboro districts. A total of (60) sixty questionnaires were administered randomly to 20 farmers from each district. Analytical tools such as descriptive statistics and gross margin analysis were used. Each farmer on the average cultivated 2.91 ha of farm land. A total of 1480.5 bags (IOOkg/bag) was obtain~d with the highest output of92 bags by a respondent. The result shows that maize production is profitable in the study area. This is attested to by an average gross margin ofN19,781.50k; though few individuals produced at loss due to high cost of inputs, poor yield and low returns from their production. The socio - economic analysis of the farmers, revealed that they were all small scale farmers using simple tools for their cultivation. Problems faced by the farmers include high cost and shortage of fertilizer, inadequate labour, high cost of transportation, inadequate capital which limits expansion and unavailability of improved seed etc. Recommendations such as provision of extension services, modern farming inputs like improved seeds and fertilizers were made to increase productivity in order to improve farmers' standard of living in the study area.
Description: A PROJECT SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND EXTENSION TECHNOLOGY. SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE AND AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, MINNA IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AWARD OF BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY (B. TECH) DEGREE IN AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS, AND EXTENSION TECHNOLOGY.
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