Allocative efficiency of labour resource in Swamp rice production in Obudu Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria
AbstractThe paper examines the allocative efficiency of labour resource (in land clearing and weeding) for swamp rice production in Obudu Local Government Area of Cross River State. Sixty for (64) rice farmers were selected and used for the study. Data collected include; output of paddy, quantity of fertilizer applied, farm size, and most especially labour used in land clearing and weeding. A multiple regression analysis approach involving the use of Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) estimation technique was adopted. The ratio of the marginal value product of labour (MVPL) to labour wage rate (Pi) was used to estimate the labour allocative efficiency. The study revealed that though labour for clearing and weed had a significant and positive influence on output of swamp rice in the area, however, the resource was inefficiency allocated
KEY WORDS: Swamp rice, Allocative efficiency, Production, Labour resources.
[Global Jnl Agric Res Vol.1(2) 2002: 143-148]