Production and Disposal of Selected Crops in Lavun Local Government of Niger State


This exploratory research was carried out with the objective of identifying the major reasons advanced by farmers for choosing among a host of crops which one to cultivate. The method of disposal was also studied. The data, which was collected using structured questionnaire, was analysed using Tables, percentages and chi-square. The findings indicated that out of the eighteen different crops being cultivated in this community as at the time of the survey, sorghum seems to be the most popular. The choice hierarchy indicated that food security was a major objective among these farmers. The implications of these findings were adequately discussed.

28th Annual Conference of the Agricultural Society of Nigeria held at the University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Nigeria, 1st to 5th
Job Nmadu
Professor of Agricultural Economics and Dean, School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology

Research interests are economic efficiencies of small scale farming and welfare effects of agricultural interventions.