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Direct Research Journal of Agriculture and Food Science:Vol.6 (11), pp. 316-324, November 2018
ISSN 2354-4147

The Impact of Fertilizer Price Subsidy Policy on Agricultural Production in Makurdi Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria
Article Number: DRJA16350843
DOI: https://doi.org/10.26765/DRJAFS.2018.0843

Original Research Article


*1Gisaor, Vincent Iorja and 2Gisaor, Emmanuel Aondongu


1Department of Economics, Federal University Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria.

2Department of Business Management, Benue State University Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria.

*Corresponding Author E-mail: gisaorvincent@gmail.com


date Received: May 13, 2018     date Accepted: October 15, 2018     date Published: October 29, 2018

Abstract

The research was undertaken to assess the effect of government fertilizer price subsidy policy on output of farmers in Makurdi local government area of Benue State, Nigeria. The study employed descriptive analysis using primary data that was obtained from structured questionnaires administered to farmers within Makurdi local government area. From the descriptive data analysis, the fertilizer price subsidy policy was found to have impacted positively on the output of farmers in the study area in terms of fertilizer availability, accessibility and affordability. The farmers had difficulty of funds, land ownership, labour constraints, and scarcity of inputs, storage facility and poor fertilizer application.


Keywords: Fertilizer, price subsidy, agricultural production, Nigeria