The Impact of Fertilizers Subsidy on Cassava Production in Nigeria (1986-2010)

The Impact of Fertilizers Subsidy on Cassava Production in Nigeria (1986-2010)

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  • LCC Subject Category: Agricultural Science, Biochemistry, Plant Sciences, Soil Sciences, Zoology and Animal Science, Agricultural Economics
  • Publisher's keywords: Fertilizer Subsidy, Cassava, production, Gross Domestic products, price, land area
  • Language of fulltext: english
  • Full-text formats available: PDF

AUTHORS

    Abula. M and Mohammed. S

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ABSTRACT

The Study examined the impact of fertilizer Subsidy on Cassava Production in Nigeria from 1986 to 2010. Time Series analysis data for the year 1986 to 2010were used to estimate relative price elasticity of fertilizer demand in Nigeria, using fertilizer price and land area used for Cassava Production in Nigeria as the explanatory Variables and annual Cassava output as the dependent variables. Employing the OLS regression technique, our result shows that fertilizer Subsidy has a positive impact on Cassava outputs in Nigeria. Another plausible finding of the study was the study Positive correlation between hectare of land area used and Cassava outputs. Following these outcome, it was advocated, in the main that government should review the land tenure system to enable farmers have access to land. It was also recommended that the National Fertilizer Company of Nigeria (NAFCON) in Portharcourt and Kaduna be supported and revitalized to enhance its efficiency in local production of Fertilizer.

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