Article Number: DRJSSES3209579123035

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26765/DRJSSES3209579123035

ISSN: 2449-0806

Vol. 6 (9), pp. 127-132, November 2019

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Original Research Article

Economics Analysis of Small Scale Vegetable Production in Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State

*Oluwalana, T.

Okeleke, S. O.

Akinbosoye, T. B. S.


Abstract

The study examined the economics analysis of small scale vegetable production in Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State. A total of one hundred and twenty (120) vegetable farmers were randomly selected for the study and interviewed through the use of structured questionnaires. The statistical tools used for this study were descriptive statistical tools such as frequency distribution and percentages and the regression models. The age of the vegetable farmers ranged between 30 and above 60 years with a mean of 455. The majority of the vegetable farmers were within the age bracket of 41-50 years. There is a gender imbalanced involvement of vegetable farmers in the study area, with males and females scoring 69.2% and 30.8% respectively. In terms of religion, evidence shows that the majority (58.3%) of the respondents in the study area are Christians while  41.7% are Muslims. 85.8% of the farmers were married Majority of the farmers were fairly educated with 15.0%, 42.5%, and 31.8 having primary, secondary, and tertiary education respectively. As regards household size, 21.7% had less than 4 persons per household. The range and mean of farming experience of the vegetable farmers were between 5 and 20 years with the majority (75.8%) having more than ten years of experience. The coefficient of the level of education of the farmers and farming experience is statically significant in determining the profit level of the respondents in the study area. Vegetable production in the study area generated a total gross margin of N96793.3333 and a net farm income of N80401.6667 during the production period. This study recommends that production parameters for example; labour should be enhanced to increase food crop output. For labour supply, young and educated men and women should be encouraged to take up food crop production as the present corps of farmers is aging.


Keywords: Small scale, vegetable, production, analysis


 Received: October 5, 2019  Accepted: November 22, 2019  Published: November 30, 2019

Oluwalana Et Al


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