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Title:Analysis of Factors Affecting the Preference Intensity of Farmers for Selected Farm Production Objectives
Authors:Aromolaran, A.B.ISNI
Olayemi, J.K.ISNI
Periodical:African Development Review
Geographic term:Nigeria
agricultural production
food crops
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Development and Technology
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Health and Nutrition
External link:https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-8268.00018/pdf
Abstract:Based on a questionnaire survey of smallholder food crop farmers in Ifedapo Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria, the authors investigate the nature of the influence of certain socioeconomic, demographic and psychological (personality) attributes of farmers on the intensity of their preference for each of three production objectives: farm household food security, limited out-of-pocket cash expenses/limited use of external inputs, and maximum gross farm income. The results indicate that farmers' psychological, socioeconomic and demographic attributes potentially influence the preference/priority rank-structure of their objective function, and are therefore potential determinants of their resource allocation behaviour. This implies that policy actions intended to ultimately affect resource allocation behaviour more permanently might have to be directed at these socioeconomic and psychological factors. Bibliogr., sum. in English and French.