Assessment of Crop Commercialisation among Smallholder Farming Households in Southwest Nigeria

Authors(3) :-Olanrewaju Emilola C, Adenegan Kemisola O., O. O. Alawode

Nigerian agriculture is dominated by smallholder farmers and commercialisation of smallholder agriculture by bringing the farmers to markets is taking place all over the country. This study therefore assessed the current level of crop commercialisation, analyzed variation in the level of commercialisation among households and examined the determinants of crop commercialisation among smallholder farming households. Primary data were collected from 400 selected smallholder farm households in the study area with the aid of structured questionnaire using multistage sampling procedure. Analysis was done using descriptive statistics, Household Commercialization Index (HCI) and tobit regression model. The assessment of the current level of commercialisation among the smallholder farming households showed that average HCI was 0.83. Farmers with low, medium and high HCI were 6.44%, 9.65% and 83.91%. The tobit regression analysis further showed that, age, gender, level of education, household size, membership of an association, farm size, access to credit, market distance, farm and off farm income, were associated with increase in the extent of crop commercialisation. It was recommended that farmers should increase farm size while government should provide support such as credit facilities and input subsidy to enable smallholder farmers increase the level of agricultural production.

Authors and Affiliations

Olanrewaju Emilola C
Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Adenegan Kemisola O.
Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
O. O. Alawode
Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

Agriculture, Crop, Smallholder, Farming households, Commercialisation

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 6 | November-December 2016
Date of Publication : 2016-12-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 478-486
Manuscript Number : IJSRST162694
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Olanrewaju Emilola C, Adenegan Kemisola O., O. O. Alawode, " Assessment of Crop Commercialisation among Smallholder Farming Households in Southwest Nigeria", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 2, Issue 6 , pp.478-486, November-December-2016.
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