Effect of Soil Conservation Investment on Efficiency of Cassava Production in Oyo State of Nigeria

Job Olatunji Oladeebo, Adepeju Aderinola Oyeleye, Mutiu Oladapo Oladejo


The study examined the effect of soil conservation investment on efficiency of cassava production in Oyo State of Nigeria. Simple random sampling technique was used to select 80 representative samples of cassava farmers from whom data for the analysis were obtained. Data analysis involved the use of descriptive statistics and multiple regression analysis. The findings of the study showed that cassava production was dominated by male farmers who were in their active farming years. The most prominent soil conservation methods practiced by cassava farmers were: bush fallowing, manuring, mulching, crop- rotation and herbicide except fertilizer that was averagely used. It was found that farm size had a negative influence on soil conservation investment while farming experience had positive influence on it.

Key words: Soil Conservation Investment, Efficiency, Cassava production, Oyo State

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