Profitability Assessment Of Tomato And Pepper Produced Under Fadama Development Programme In Kaduna State Of Nigeria

  • J. Fola Alamu Institute for Agriculture Research/ Faculty of Agriculture, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaira
  • J.D. Olarewaju Institute for Agriculture Research/ Faculty of Agriculture, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaira
  • A.A.A. Coker Institute for Agriculture Research/ Faculty of Agriculture, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaira

Abstract

The profitability of tomato and pepper produced under fadama development programme was investigated. A combination of primary and secondary data were used for the investigation. Simple descriptive statistics and farm budgeting techniques were used for the analysis. Results show that the total production cost per hectare for mixture of tomato and pepper to be N67,131.74, sole tomato was N55,967.60, sole pepper was N50, 163.30 while all respondents was N57,442.10. The total revenue per hectare for mixture of tomato and pepper was N137,254.9; sole tomato was N110,160.00, that of sole pepper was N61,875 while that of all respondents was N103,095.90. Therefore the net farm profit for tomato and pepper per hectare was N70,122.16; that of tomato was N54,192.40; that of pepper was N11,771.70 while the average profit per hectare for all respondents was N45,654.80. based on the above results, we concluded that tomato and pepper produced under Fadama Development Programme in Kaduna State is profitable.
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