Determinants of rural household marketed surplus for cereal crops in north central Nigeria
This study investigated factors influencing farm households‘ decision regarding the availability and supply of cereal crops to the market (market surplus). The study utilized cross sectional data obtained through multistage random sampling method. Ordinary least square method was used for the analysis. Finding revealed that the quantity of food crops reserved for home consumption by households increased their tendency to offer more for sale. Furthermore, the farther away households are from the market (Distance to market), the less crop surplus they offer for sale. It was therefore recommended that farmer productivity should be improved to in the first instance, secure home consumption thus enabling them have more crops to offer for sale and thereby averting food crop scarcity in the market.
Keywords: Market surplus and farm households