ECONOMICS OF FARM OUTPUTS OF ARABLE CROP FARMERS USING IMPROVED SOIL MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES IN IMO STATE, NIGERIA
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Keywords:OJNPPas20040701, arable, crop, farmers, economics, farm, outputs, net returns, soil management, techniques
The study was designed to examine the economics of farm outputs of arable crop farmers using improved soil management techniques in Imo State, Nigeria. Primary data were collected using a set of structured questionnaires from 209 arable crop farmers sampled from the three agricultural zones of the State using multi-stage technique. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistical tools, analysis of variance and net returns model. Results showed that Cassava production dominated the roots and tuber crops with more than 97 percent of the arable crop farmers engaging in its production. The mean output of cassava produced per farmer in the area is about 4,624.10kg. The result of the analysis of variance showed a significant difference in net returns of farmers across the various zones of the State. Farmers in Owerri zone generated a high net return of N126868.73 relative to other two zones. Hence, farmers are encouraged to effectively participate in agricultural workshops, seminars, etc, which exposes them to new technological innovations thus leading to increased outputs and income.
How to Cite:
Osuji E. E (2020). Economics of farm outputs of arable crop farmers using improved soil management techniques in Imo state, Nigeria. OJN Preprints, OJNPPas20040701 (v1)1-7.
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