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Economics of Sorghum Production under Traditional Farming System in Nyala Governate of South Darfur State, Sudan

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Author Thabit Ahmed Hassan
ISSN 2225-7217
On Pages 74-79
Volume No. 5
Issue No. 2
Issue Date March 01, 2015
Publishing Date March 01, 2015
Keywords Darfur, Sorghum, regression, significant, semi- arid, traditional



Abstract

This study on the economics of sorghum production under traditional farming system was conducted in Nyala Governate of South Darfur State, Sudan. It was focused on socio-economic characteristics of the farmers that affect sorghum production. Descriptive statistics analysis was applied to primary data collected from two stages stratified random sample of 192 sorghum producers using structural questionnaire. The results shows 47.54% of farm household members are illiterate,43.75 percent of the respondents have more than one wife, average household size is of 7 members and the range is about one to more than ten members. The results of regression coefficient of own plow (D2) and operational area (OP) were significant at 1% level, while total labour (family and hired) and farm household age insignificants. To give attention to adult education and training more priority especially females who mostly shoulder the wide responsibilities of field activities. To develop the traditional rainfed production with especial attention given on the valley’s deposits and clay soils for agricultural production.


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