Economic Analysis of Maize Production in Osun State: A Case Study of Ilesa East and West of Osun State

Adesiyan Oluwafunmilola Felicia


The study examined the performance of maize production in Osun state and the factors affecting maize production in Ilesa East and Ilesa west Local Government areas. Data were collected with the aid of structured questionnaires from 100 respondents selected through random sampling technique. Data was analysed using multiple regression and budgetary technique.The result the profitability analysis revealed a profit per naira incurred to be N1.022k. Findings from the regression analysis shows that land used in hectares, labour in man-days, quantity of fertilizer and level of education were positive and significant factors affecting output of maize while quantity of maize seeds, herbicides and insecticides were negative and significant factors affecting maize output in the study area. Therefore, maize production will improve in the study area if there is input support like fertilizers, land, credit facility and improved education from the government, private investors or Non Governmental Organisations.

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