Volume 4, Issue 2, April 2015, Page: 23-31
Data Envelopment Analysis Approach as a Complement to Resource-Use Efficiency Among Rice Farmers in Ogbomoso Agricultural Zone of Oyo State, Nigeria
Adedeji Israel Ajibade, Agricultural Economics Department, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria
Fabiyi Esther Funsho, Agricultural Extension Department, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria
Adigun Grace Toyin, Agricultural Economics Department, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria
Oyetunde Timothy Oyeyemi, Oxford Policy Management, 5 Winipeg Close off Panama, Maitama Abuja
Received: Feb. 23, 2015;       Accepted: Mar. 10, 2015;       Published: Mar. 19, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.jwer.20150402.11      View  4053      Downloads  181
Abstract
This study examines the Data Envelopment Analysis Approach as a complement to resource-use efficiency among rice farmers in Ogbomoso agricultural zone of Oyo State. Data for the study were collected from 120 rice producers in seven villages in the study area pertaining to the 2012-13 crop season. Farm budgeting technique and production function analyses which incorporate the conventional neoclassical test of economic and technical efficiencies were used as the analytical techniques. The results of this study revealed that the farmers were inefficient in using the resources, rice seeds planted while fertilizers, labourer and agrochemicals were found to be under-utilized. The study recommends that appropriate adjustment is required for optimum allocation of resources and to maximize the revenue from the rice cultivation.
Keywords
Resource-Use Efficiency, Farm Budgeting Technique, Production Function Analyses
To cite this article
Adedeji Israel Ajibade, Fabiyi Esther Funsho, Adigun Grace Toyin, Oyetunde Timothy Oyeyemi, Data Envelopment Analysis Approach as a Complement to Resource-Use Efficiency Among Rice Farmers in Ogbomoso Agricultural Zone of Oyo State, Nigeria, Journal of World Economic Research. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2015, pp. 23-31. doi: 10.11648/j.jwer.20150402.11
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