Determinants of Yield among Rice Farmers: Evidence from Fadama III AF Project Intervention in Sokoto State

Muhammad Bashir Mustapha, Balarabe Ibrahim Yusuf, Kasimu Ibrahim


The major focus of this paper was to examine the factors that contribute to rice yield among Fadama III AF beneficiaries in the three senatorial zones of Sokoto state. A sample of one hundred and twenty (120) rice farmers was surveyed across the three senatorial zones of the state to identify the determinants of yield and compare yield between senatorial zones. The study hypothesized that farm specific and socioeconomics are directly related to farm yield. Findings of the study could provide important insights on how to improve farm productivity among farmers in the study area. Results of the study revealed that farm size, experience, income and variability due to difference in farm location influence farm yield among Fadama III AF supported rice farmers in Sokoto state. Similarly, the high average yield obtained by the farmers could be as a result of Fadama III AF support in the area. The study concluded that farm specific factors could be tapped to improve yield.

Keywords: Determinants, yield, rice, Fadama III AF, intervention

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