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Productivity Analysis of Dry Season Tomato (Lycopersicon Esculentum Mill.) Production in Adamawa State, Nigeria

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Author Usman, J., Bakari, U.M
ISSN 2225-7217
On Pages 561-567
Volume No. 3
Issue No. 5
Issue Date June 01, 2013
Publishing Date June 01, 2013
Keywords Economic, Efficiency, Farmers, production, Tomato



Abstract

The study determined the productivity analysis of dry season tomato production in Adamawa state. The Primary data were collected from 200 tomato farmers selected using multi stage sampling techniques in four local government areas spread across the four Adamawa agricultural development programme (ADPs) zones of the state. The data collected were for 2011/12 cropping season with the aid of well structured questioners. Data collected were analyzed using stochastic frontier production function. The maximum likelihood estimate (MLE) of the stochastic frontier model production function revealed that farm size, seed and fertilizer were under-utilized. The mean technical efficiency (TE) index was 0.72. The inefficiency model revealed that farming experience, education, family size and extension contact, increase TE of farmers. The MLE of the parameters of stochastic cost frontier model of farmers were statistically different from zero at one and five level with the mean allocative efficiency (AE) of 0.81. Farmers age, education, extension contact and credit availability were found to increase (AE) of tomato farmers. The study therefore, recommends that input prices should be subsidized by public and private sectors and extension activities need to be intensified in all ADPs Zones through adequate funding by both private and public sectors, to increase the technical and allocative efficiencies of tomato farmers.


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