Article Number: DRJA17085241

DOI:

ISSN: 2354-4147

Vol.3 (9), pp. 173-175, September, 2015


Original Research Article

PRODUCTION OF BUDDED RUBBER STUMPS IN RUBBER RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF NIGERIA (RRIN):ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF GOVERNMENT POLICIES

Haliru Y. U

Austin O. E.

Agbonaye O. E


Abstract

The study analyzed thirteen years production trend of rubber budded stumps at Rubber Research Institute of Nigeria (RRIN) Iyanomo, from 2002 to 2015. Empirical results of the analyses reveal that about 77% of the respondents were 41 years old and above. Also, 41% of the respondents had 16-20 years budding experience while those with 1-5 and 36-40 years had the least experience in budding. RRIN supplied total budded rubber stumps of 486,159 to farmers and generated total revenue of #13,754,564.50. The study depicts a steady increase in demand for RRIN budded stumps. NIG800 and 900 series of rubber clones budded in the Nursery Unit of Institute recorded the highest total survival rate compared to other usedclones. The regression result reveals that 64% of the total   independent  variables  were  explained  by  the  used regression model and was significant at 1% level of probability. Wages of budders should be paid based on the survival rate of the budded rubber stumps in order to maximize and improve on budders’ efficiencies and also to increase revenue generation for the Institute. Budders who are staffed should be evaluated based on the survival rate of the rubber; they budded for the year for consideration in promotions.


Key words: Rubber, Budded stumps, Government policies, RRIN


 Received: August 3, 2015  Accepted: August 15, 2015  Published: August 23, 2015

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