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Direct Research Journal of Agriculture and Food Science:Vol.6 (4), pp. 84-88, April 2018
ISSN 2354-4147

Estimation of beef consumption: An application of econometric model in Wamakko local government area of Sokoto State, Nigeria
Article Number: DRJA82653107
DOI: https://doi.org/10.26765/DRJAFS.2018.3107

Original Research Article


*Jabo M.S.M and I.M Zaharadden


Department of Agricultural Economics,Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria.

Corresponding author E-mail: sani.jabo@yahoo.com


date Received: January 30, 2018     date Accepted: March 15, 2018     date Published: April 5, 2018

Abstract

There has been a notable increase in beef consumption in the study area due to increase in per capita income of the consumers and rapid urbanization. The study was designed to use an econometric tool to examine the factors affecting beef consumption in Wamakko local government area of Sokoto State, Nigeria. The sample of 100 respondents was selected randomly. The data collected were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The results revealed that educational level, occupation, income, and age of the respondents are statistically significance at different levels. Majority of the beef consumers in the study area prefers cattle beef over other meat type perhaps due to their awareness on its health benefits. The study recommends intervention programs by government that would improve the income and purchasing power of the consumers, since income has positive effects on the consumer’s expenditure on beef and overall nutrition security.


Keywords: Beef, Consumption, Sokoto State and econometric