ALLOCATIVE EFFICIENCY OF GROUNDNUT (Arachis hypogea l.) PRODUCTION IN BAUCHI STATE, NIGERIA

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 18 ISSUE 2
Written by Salihu Umaru BIYE, Haruna LAWAL, Abubakar Umaru JONGUR

The study examines allocative (cost) efficiency of sole groundnut production in Bauchi State. It focuses on identifying the determinants of groundnut output growth, by measuring how efficient farmers are with respect to the allocation of their inputs. Data from 251 farmers were elicited using structured questionnaires via: cluster, multistage, purposive and simple random sampling techniques were analyzed using: descriptive statistics, and Stochastic Frontier Cost Function (SFCF). The result revealed that 61.32 % were 31-50 years, 70.12% were male, 82.87% were married and 84.06% were literate. Cost of seed used (P2), family labour (P3) and agrochemicals (P5) were highly significant at 1% level, while hired labour (P4) and cost of fertilizer was also significant but at 5% and 10% respectively. (σ2) was significant at 10% level, LR was 36.99, (γ) was 0.80. Mean AE was 58%. Farmers were advised to be more rational in resource allocation; loans should be accessible and affordable to farmers.

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BIYE S.U., LAWAL H., JONGUR A.U. 2018, ALLOCATIVE EFFICIENCY OF GROUNDNUT (Arachis hypogea l.) PRODUCTION IN BAUCHI STATE, NIGERIA. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 18 ISSUE 2, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 51-58.


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