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Analysis of Technical Efficiency and Its Sources in Non-Contract Cotton Production in Nigeria


  • H. D. Adamu

    (Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria)

  • Umar A. S. S.

    (University of Maiduguri, Nigeria)

  • Yakubu S. A.

    (Kano University of Science and Technology, Nigeria)

  • Kabiru Y. A.

    (Cyprus International University, Northern Cyprus)


The study examines the technical efficiency and source of inefficiency in non-contract cotton production in Katsina State, Nigeria. Multi-stage sampling technique was used to select 184 contract cotton farmers. Research primary data was collected with the aid of structured questionnaire. The data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics and stochastic frontier function. The result revealed a mean technical efficiency of 85%, with a minimum and maximum of 52% and 98%, respectively. The main factors of efficiency were education, years of experience and access to extension. The study recommended that there should be an increasing access to formal education and extension facilities. Also the farmers should be mobilized to form cooperative society to enable them procure inputs at least cost possible.

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  • H. D. Adamu & Umar A. S. S. & Yakubu S. A. & Kabiru Y. A., 2015. "Analysis of Technical Efficiency and Its Sources in Non-Contract Cotton Production in Nigeria," Journal of Applied Management and Investments, Department of Business Administration and Corporate Security, International Humanitarian University, vol. 4(2), pages 58-64.
  • Handle: RePEc:ods:journl:v:4:y:2015:i:2:p:58-64

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