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American Journal of Rural Development. 2014, 2(2), 20-23
DOI: 10.12691/ajrd-2-2-1
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Analysis of Technical Efficiency of Cassava Processing Methods among Small Scale Processors in South – West, Nigeria

Ehinmowo O O1 and S O Ojo1,

1Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria

Pub. Date: June 02, 2014

Cite this paper:
Ehinmowo O O and S O Ojo. Analysis of Technical Efficiency of Cassava Processing Methods among Small Scale Processors in South – West, Nigeria. American Journal of Rural Development. 2014; 2(2):20-23. doi: 10.12691/ajrd-2-2-1

Abstract

This study employed a stochastic frontier model to analyze the productivity and technical efficiency (TE) of cassava processing methods among small scale processors in South – West, Nigeria. The study was carried out in three states of Ogun, Oyo and Ondo, Nigeria. Data were obtained from primary sources using a set of structured questionnaire assisted with interview schedule. The multistage sampling technique was used. Data were analyzed using: descriptive statistics and the stochastic frontier production function using a farm level survey data collected from 373 small scale cassava processors. Results showed that cassava processing under local and modern methods was in stage one (stage of inefficiency) of the production region and that processors using the local method of processing cassava were more technically efficient than those using the modern method.

Keywords:
cassava processing methods technical efficiency small scale processors south-west Nigeria

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