Publisher: University of Calabar

Allocative Efficiency In Wetlands (FADAMA) Farming: The Case of South-Eastern Nigeria Inland Valleys

Gabriel S. Umoh
KEYWORDS: Efficiency, wetlands, inland valleys, Nigeria

ABSTRACT:

This study analyzes allocative efficiency of a sample of inland valleys farmers in Akwa Ibom State. South-Eastern. Nigeria. The results indicate that labour - hired, plays an important role inform profit. Family labour accounts for 48.43% and 41.54% of the operational costs in the cassava/fluted pumpkin/okro and cassava, cocoyam/maize/fluted pumpkin crop mixtures. Farmers were found to be use of fertilizer, planting materials and investment on durable items but inefficient in the use of family and hired labour.



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