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ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECTS OF DROUGHT ON MILLET PRODUCTION IN THE DRY LANDS OF KANO STATE
Yahaya Adamu Ibrahim
Volume: 7 Issue: 3 2017
This study examines the relationship between drought and millet yield in the dry land areas of Kano state. The input-output relationship of millet production and farmers coping strategy(s) adopted to cope with the vagary of drought were examine, and the profitability of millet in the study area. Both primary and secondary data were used. Primary data was collected using structured questionnaire administered to 240 randomly sampled millet farmers from purposeful sampled local government areas of kano state as; Ajingi, Danbatta and Gaya local government areas. Rainfall and millet yield data were obtained from The Nigerian Metrological Agency (NIMET) and NEARLS reports from the year 2012 to year 2015, Standardized precipitation index (SPI) was used as drought index using the obtained rainfall data. T-test and descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data. The result showed that there is significant relationship between drought and mille. The research concluded that rainfall, as the primary requirement in millet production is very significant. The study recommended that, Farmers should also be enlightened and encouraged towards optimal utilization of millet farm inputs, and there should be provision of educational facilities and adequate supply of primary inputs such as: seed varieties, chemical fertilizer at subsidized prices. It also recommended that the millet farmers should diversify their sources of income aside agriculture.
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