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Economics of potatoes production in katsina metropolis, katsina state, Nigeria

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Author(s): N. Garba | M.B. Sayaya | A.L. Ala | M.G. Garba

Journal: Scientific Journal of Crop Science
ISSN 2322-1690

Volume: 1;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 48;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Economics | Potatoes | Production | Katsina metropolis | Katsina state | Nigeria

ABSTRACT
This research was conducted in Katsina metropolis on the economics of potatoes production. Fifty respondents were randomly selected from five areas namely Rafukka, Kofar Sauri,Kofar Marusa, Kofar Durbi and Gidan Ambassador. Fifty structured questionnaires were randomly administered and the data generated were carefully analyzed using simple descriptive statistics (frequencies and percentages), farm budgeting, gross margin and cob- Douglass production function. Result obtained showed that potatoes production is profitable in the study area with a gross margin of # 1,159,020 and net farm income of #1,057,115.The result obtained from cob-Douglass production function indicates that land, labor, fertilizer, seed and chemicals were found to have positive relationship but not significant  with the level of output. The marginal analysis revealed that resources are inefficiently utilized. Land and fertilizer are over utilized while labor, seed and chemicals are underutilized.

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