Resource Use Productivity Among Small-Scale Farmers In Yola Local Government Area Of Adamawa State, Nigeria
AbstractThis study conducted in Yola Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Nigeria, has the overall objective of determining resource use productivity among the small-scale farmers. The findings of the study revealed that characteristics of the farmers such as age, level of education, farm size, sources of farm labour and of farm finance do not have significant relationship with resource use productivity. However, net annual income from farming was found to have a significant relationship with resource use productivity. Meanwhile, certain identified problems such as the non-availability of tractor hiring services and high cost of inputs have been found to militate against resource use productivity among small-scale farmers. It is however, suggested that government and policy makers should create favourable conditions that would enable farmers to make proper and efficient utilization of resources at their disposal.
KEY WORDS: Resource use, Small scale Farmers.
Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences Vol.11(1) 2005: 31-34