Production Relationships among Cassava Farmers in Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria

  • SO Anyanwu
  • OL Adesina
  • DD Jumbo
Keywords: cassava farmers, allocative efficiency, returns to scale


The study examined production relationships among cassava farmers in Etche L.G.A. of Rivers State, Nigeria. Multistage random sampling technique was used in the data generation exercise. A total of 96 cassava farmers were randomly selected from three out of the five clans for interview using structured questionnaire. Data was analyzed using multiple regression analysis. The ratios of the marginal value product to marginal factor costs were not equal to unity, hence the existence of resource use disequilibria among these farmers. The returns to scale (1.29), shows that the cassava farmers experienced increasing returns to scale and therefore can exhaust the existing excess capacity by employing more of their resources. Credit liberalization policy by the government is recommended to induce increased accessibility of these farmers to purchased inputs. A re-examination of the existing land laws is advocated and should be skewed in favour farming activities.

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