Article Number: DRJA16350843
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
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