RETHINKING THE TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY OF SMALL SCALE YAM FARMERS IN NIGERIA USING CONVENTIONAL AND NON-CONVENTIONAL INEFFICIENCY PARAMETERS Reportar como inadecuado




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The study investigated whether socio-cultural factors accentuate technical efficiency of yamfarmers in Kogi State, Nigeria in addition to the socio-economic normally postulated.Primary data collected from 180 yam farmers randomly selected from three local governmentareas, one from each of the socio-cultural group of the State was used. Results indicated thatthere is more number of socio-cultural factors that determine the level of technical efficiencyof yam farmers than the socio-economic. The results further show that male farmers are moreaffected by socio-cultural factors than female. In addition, the Okuns seems to be moreaffected while the Igalas were least affected. However, some of the socio-cultural practicesare shrouded in some form of secrecy and research effort should be geared towards empiricalunderstanding of their operation. Yam farmers should be provided with more comprehensiveand adequate extension support to manage their farms in line with modern and improvedproduction technologies, rather than basing their production decisions on factors alien tomodern agricultural production.

Keywords: Yam farmers ; socio-economic ; socio-cultural ; technical efficiency ; modern agriculturalproduction

Subject(s): Crop Production/Industries

Productivity Analysis

Issue Date: 2014

Publication Type: Conference Paper/ Presentation

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/165866

Total Pages: 17

Record appears in: Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) > 2014 Conference (58th), February 4-7, 2014, Port Macquarie, Australia





Autor: Nmadu, Job N. ; Simpa, James O.

Fuente: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/165866?ln=en







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