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Journal of Tropical Agriculture, Food, Environment and Extension
 

ISSN 1119-7455
   
 
         
 
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Article No 4 of Volume 6.2 (2007)
 
    
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DETERMINING OPTIMAL MAIZE-BASED ENTERPRISE IN SOBA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA.

Ibrahim, H

 

Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension  Nasarawa  State, Uuniversity, keffi. PMB 135, lafia, Nigeria.

 

 

ABSTRACT

This study was designed to determine the optimal maize-based enterprise in soba local government area of Kaduna state, Nigeria. Data were collected from a survey conducted with 200 farmers in eight districts in the local government area. Results of the dominance analysis showed that maize/cowpea enterprise dominated the other enterprises because it had the highest gross margin and lowest total variable cost. The linear programming analysis indicated that a gross margin of N56,920.30 was obtained in the planned farm as against N26,282.00, per hectare of maize/cowpea in the unplanned farm. The study also indicates that Maize/cowpea enterprise was the most competitive enterprise in the study area. Labour and land were the most limiting resources.

 

key words: Maize based enterprise, Linear Programming Analysis, Planned farm, farm Management.

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