ANALYSIS OF COSTS AND RETURN OF PLAINTAIN PRODUCTION IN BAYELSA STATE, NIGERIA

  • Ayawari D.T. Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Anambra State University, Igbariam Campus, P.M.B 6059, Awka Main Post Office, Anambra State, Nigeria
  • Ugwumba C.O.A. Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Anambra State University, Igbariam Campus, P.M.B 6059, Awka Main Post Office, Anambra State, Nigeria
Keywords: Costs and return, Determinants, Plantain production, Bayelsa State, Nigeria

Abstract

Plantain farming is a common enterprise in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Despite this development, the farmers seem to be operating at the subsistence level probably due to financial and production challenges. The study, hence, examined costs and return of plantain production in the State. It specifically identified the socio-economic factors of the farmers and their influence on net production income, determined enterprise profitability, and identified constraints to production.

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Published
2015-02-28
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Original Article