African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6638

Full Length Research Paper

Impact of Fadama II project on income of tomato farmers in Niger State, Nigeria

L. Tanko1, A. J. Jirgi1 and A. A. Ogundeji2
1Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension Technology, Federal University of Technology, P. M. B. 65, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria. 2Department of Agricultural Economics, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 26 June 2010
  •  Published: 31 August 2010

Abstract

This study was designed to quantitatively determine the impact of Fadama II Project on the farm income of tomato producers by utilizing primary data from tomato farmers in Bosso and Mokwa Local Government Areas of Niger State for the year 2009. Production function analysis and Chow’s analysis of covariance confirmed significant differences in production functions, heterogeneity in slopes and intercepts and factor bias was observed on the production functions of participating and non-participating farmers respectively. The project exerted a positive significant impact on the incomes of the farmers. The study recommends improvement in irrigation performance, introduction of improved varieties of tomato, strengthening relevant research and extension as well as formation of organized farmer associations.

 

Key words: Fadama II Project, tomato, participating farmers, non-participating farmers.