GASHUA JOURNAL OF IRRIGATION AND DESERTIFICATION STUDIES (GJIDS)

ISSN: 2489-0030

EFFICIENCY ANALYSIS OF CEREAL -LEGUME BASED CROPPING SYSTEM IN KACHIA AND KAGARKO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS OF KADUNA STATE


Authors: Saleh, P., Tiku, N.E. and Galadima, M.

Abstract

The study was to examine the level of resource used efficiency in cereal legume base cropping system in Kachia and Kagarko Local Government Areas of Kaduna State. A multi stagesampling procedure was use, the random sampling techniques was employed for the selection of a total of 150 farmers who were interviewed through the used of structured questionnaire aimed to captured the objectives of the study. Data were analysed with the use of descriptive statistics and stochastic production function. Findings from the results shows that the major cereal legume combination observed in the cultivated farmer’s plots in the area were maize and soya bean, sorghum and groundnut maize and groundnut, maize and soya bean and sorghum and soya bean in the respective order. Farmers were relatively efficient in the used of the production resources and technology at their disposal, with seed and fertilizer as the most significant resources which affects the efficiency of the cereal legume production. Age and house hold size were the most significant socio economics variables that affects inefficiency of production in the study area.

Keywords: Stochastic, Production, frontier, efficiency, Cereal, Legume.

*Correspondence: E-mail: salehpeter@yahoo.com

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