Challenges of Rice Production in Nigeria: A Case Study of Kogi State

Adams, Oluwadamilola, Kemi


This study identifies the challenges faced by rice farmers in kogi state, Nigeria. A sample of 120 farmers selected using the multi-stage stratified random sampling techniques were used to generate primary data with structured and validated questionnaire. Primary data were used for this study. These were collected with the aid of structured Questionnaire administered to rice farmers in the state A simple random sampling was employed to select rice Farmers from the study area. A total of 120 rice farmers were selected for the study. Results showed that factors that affected the output of rice farmers were Land, labour, capital, inadequate fertilizers, pest and diseases, lack of storage and processing facilities among others. Low capital for investment and poor access to credit were the major factors that affect rice production in Kogi State.

Keywords: Rice production, challenges

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