Yusuf And Mustapha


Yusuf and Mustapha

Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences

Vol. 9(3), pp. 344-349, 2019

ISSN: 2276-7770

Copyright ©2019, the copyright of this article is
retained by the author(s)

DOI Link: https://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2019.3.082519161




Determinants of Technical Efficiency in Rainfed Rice Production in Sokoto
State, Nigeria


Balarabe Ibrahim 1; Mustapha, Muhammad Bashir 2


of Agricultural Science, Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, Nigeria

2Department of
Economics, Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, Nigeria






Article No.: 082519161

Type: Research

DOI: 10.15580/GJAS.2019.3.082519161



The study
examined socio economic determinants of technical efficiency in rainfed rice
production system in Sokoto state, Nigeria. Using a multistage random
sampling technique, 300 farmers were randomly selected from six purposively
selected rainfed rice producing local government areas of Sokoto state. The
data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics and stochastic
frontier analysis (SFA). The maximum likelihood estimates on the
determinants of technical efficiency shows that the coefficients of farming
experience (p<0.01), off-farm income (p<0.05) and extension contact
(p<0.01) significantly influenced technical efficiency of the rainfed
rice farmers in the area. The mean technical efficiency in rainfed rice production
system in the area was 73.2 percent suggesting that rice production fell
26.8 percent short of the maximum (frontier) possible output. The study
recommends that farmers need to utilize their farming experience and endeavour
to acquire more knowledge and skills in farming while the State Government
should engage trained and qualified youths with NCE/Degree in agriculture to
serve as extension agents and support them with transport facilities and
commensurate remuneration for effective extension service delivery.


Submitted: 25/08/2019

Accepted:  27/08/2019

Published: 23/09/2019


*Corresponding Author

Balarabe Ibrahim Yusuf

E-mail: balarabebally@

Phone: +234(0)8036394844


Keywords: Rice;
Rainfed; determinants; technical-efficiency




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Cite this Article: Yusuf, BI; Mustapha, MB (2019).
Socio-Economic Determinants of Technical Efficiency in Rainfed Rice
Production in Sokoto State, Nigeria. Greener
Journal of Agricultural Sciences
9(3): 344-349,
https://doi.org/ 10.15580/GJAS.2019.3.082519161   


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