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Efficiency of resource - use in cassava production in Kogi State, Nigeria: implications for food security and environmental degradation

Omonona, B.T.

Journal of Environmental Extension 4: 13-18

2003


Accession: 004140722

This study utilized data collected from 120 randomly selected cassava farmers in Kogi West zone of Kogi State (Nigeria) to study the efficiency of resource use in cassava production and its implications on food security and environmental degradation. The study reveals that land, family labour, hired labour, fertilizer and planting materials are significant factors influencing the output of cassava. The scale coefficient was 1.304 hence, increasing returns to scale.

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