Unaeze and Ihunwo Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 11(1), pp. 26-31, 2021 ISSN: 2276-7770 Copyright ©2021, the copyright of this article is retained by the author(s) https://gjournals.org/GJAS Effects of Socio-Economic Characteristics of Cassava Producers’ on Output in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria Unaeze, Henry Chiaka; Ihunwo, Oyoburuoma Nyelebuchi Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria. ARTICLE INFO ABSTRACT Article No.: 100318044 Type: Research This study examined the effects of socio-economic characteristics of cassava producers’ on their output in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria. A multi-stage sampling technique was used in the selection of 80 respondents. The data obtained were analysed with percentages and multiple regression analysis. The result obtained revealed that the mean age of cassava farmers was 44 years and their mean farm size was (0.1496 ha) while the double logged multiple regression result depicted that farm size (0.191ha) (P<0.05) and labour (0.361) (P<0.01) were statistically significant in increasing cassava output and majority of the farmers (100%) practices manual farming. The coefficient of determination R2 (55%) shows that there was significant relationship between output and the selected explanatory variables of cassava producers. It is therefore recommended that government should grant loan to farmers in order to boost their production and enhance their food security. Accepted: 09/10/2018 Published: 22/02/2021 *Corresponding Author Unaeze, Henry Chiaka E-mail: unaezehenry@ yahoo.com Keywords: Cassava producers’; output; Rivers State; Nigeria Return to Content View [Full Article – PDF] [Full Article – HTML] [Full Article – EPUB] Post-Publication Peer-review Rundown View/get involved, click [Peer-review] REFERENCES Buitrago, A.J.A. (1990). La Yaca em al Alimentacion Annual, Cali: CIAT, p446. Carvalho, J.L. (1990). de a Mandioca; raize parte aerea na alimentacao Brasilia: Embrapa, CPAC, p223. Cock, J.H. (1985). Cassava and its Importance- Cassava New Potential Force Crop. Westview press. Boulder Colorado, Food and Agricultural Organization- FAO (2002). Online Statistical Database. Rome, Italy: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization- FAO (2004). The State of Food Insecurity in the World. Rome, Italy Fapojuwo, O.E. (2010). Influence of Socio-economic characteristics on Use of Modern Cassava Processing Technologies among Women Processors in Ogun State, Nigeria. College of Agricultural Management and Rural Development, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Nigeria International Fund for Agricultural Development- IFAD (2004). The Global Cassava Development Strategy: a Cassava Industrial Revolution in Nigeria. The potential for a new industrial crop. James, N. (2002). Bitter Cassava and Women: an intriguing response to food security. LEISA Magazine, 18 (4). Mafimisebi, T.E. (2008). Determinants and Uses of Farm Income from the Cassava Enterprise in Ondo State, Nigeria. Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Federal University of Technology, Akure Nigeria Obio/Akpor, (2009). Obio/Akpor Local Government Area Bulletin. Sani, R.M., Musa, S.A., Daneji, M.I., Yakasai, M.T. and Ayodele, O. (2007). Cost and Returns Analysis in Poultry Production in Bauchi and Gombe Metropolis Areas. Continental Journal of Agricultural Economics. Vol 1:14-19. Yakasai, M.T. (2010). Economic Contribution of Cassava Production: Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences. Vol 3 (1): 215 – 219, P.M.B 324. Cite this Article: Unaeze, HC; Ihunwo, ON (2021). Effects of Socio-Economic Characteristics of Cassava Producers’ on Output in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences 11(1): 26-31.