Article Number: DRJA16350843

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26765/DRJAFS.2018.0843

ISSN: 2354-4147

Vol.6 (11), pp. 316-324, November 2018

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Original Research Article

The Impact of Fertilizer Price Subsidy Policy on Agricultural Production in Makurdi Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria

*Gisaor, Vincent Iorja

Gisaor, Emmanuel Aondongu


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


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

Gisaor And Gisaor


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