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Provedor de dados:  JARTS
País:  Germany
Título:  Exploring the potential of cassava in promoting agricultural growth in Nigeria
Autores:  Rahman, Sanzidur
Awerije, Brodrick O.
Data:  2016-05-27
Ano:  2016
Palavras-chave:  Agricultural Economics cassava sector
Constraints on cassava
Nigeria
Sources of growth decomposition
Trend analysis
Nigeria
Resumo:  Cassava is one of the major food crops in Nigeria, with multiple uses from human consumption to industrial applications. This study explores the potential of cassava in Nigerian agriculture based on a review of cassava development policies; performs a trend analysis of the cultivation area, production, productivity, and real price of cassava and other competing crops for the period 1961–2013; identifies the sources of growth in production; and examines the production constraints at the local level based on a survey of 315 farmers/processors and 105 marketers from Delta State. The results revealed that several policies and programmes were implemented to develop the cassava sector with mixed outcomes. Although cassava productivity grew at 1.5% per annum (p.a.) during the post-structural adjustment programme period (1993–2013), its real price declined at a rate of 3.5% p.a. The effect of yield is the main source of growth in production, contributing 76.4% of the total growth followed by the area effect (28.2%). The cassava sector is constrained by inadequate market infrastructure, processing facilities, and lack of information and unstable prices at the local level. The widespread diffusion of improved tropical manioc selection technologies and investments in market and marketing infrastructure, processing technologies, irrigation/water provision and information dissemination are recommended to enhance the potential of the cassava sector to support agricultural growth in Nigeria.
Tipo:  Info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Idioma:  Inglês
Identificador:  http://www.jarts.info/index.php/jarts/article/view/2016050350174

urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-2016050350174
Editor:  Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics (JARTS)
Relação:  http://www.jarts.info/index.php/jarts/article/view/2016050350174/874
Formato:  application/pdf
Fonte:  Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics (JARTS); Vol 117, No 1 (2016); 149-163

2363-6033

1612-9830
Direitos:  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
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