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Title:An empirical analysis of the poverty status and productivity of rural farmers in Obubra, Cross River State, Nigeria
Authors:Umoh, Gabriel S.ISNI
Yusuf, Sulaiman A.
Periodical:The Nigerian Journal of Economic and Social Studies
Geographic term:Nigeria
agricultural productivity
Abstract:This article examines poverty and resource-use efficiency among rural farmers in Obubra, Cross River State, Nigeria. Findings reveal that poverty is more severe in female-headed households than male-headed ones. Productivity estimates show that the moderately poor farmers were more efficient in the use of most resources than the core poor and the non-poor. Generally, however, all groups of farmers were inefficient in the use of every input except labour. The results call for the provision of an enabling environment that would reduce poverty among rural farmers, and promote the productive management of available farm inputs by farmers. This is expected to achieve efficiency and ultimately, sustainable increases in agricultural production. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]