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Resource productivity and efficiency among cassava farmers in Rivers State, Nigeria

S.O Anyanwu
A.G Iyagba


In this study, resource productivity and efficiency of cassava farmers in Rivers State were determined. Cross- sectional data generated from 200 cassava farmers randomly selected from ten out of the fifteen upland Local Government Areas were used. Multiple regression analysis was used in analyzing the data. Results of data analysis showed that farmland and capital inputs were more productive. The results further showed that the farmers allocatively inefficient in the use resource inputs. It is therefore recommended that policies and programmes geared towards making more lands available be put in place. Credit facilities should also be extended to these cassava farmers to enable them purchase improved planting materials and hire more farm hands.

Key words:Resource efficiency,productivity,cassava,farmers