Profitability Analysis of Sorghum Production in Kuje Area Council of Abuja, Nigeria

P. O. Idisi, E. S. Ebukiba, H. C. Ibeh

Abstract


The study examined the profitability of sorghum production in Kuje, area council in the federal capital territory Abuja, Nigeria. Multi-stage sampling technique was used to obtain the sample for the study and the data were obtained through the use of semi structured questionnaire administered to a sample of eighty sorghum farmers in Kuje area council of Abuja, Nigeria. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, farm budgetary technique and four-point Likert scale. Evidence from the result revealed that net farm income was N270,314. The rate of return on investment was 1.59 indicating that sorghum production was profitable in the study area. Result for Likert scale analysis of the constrain faced by sorghum farmers revealed that use of recycled seed was the major problem faced in sorghum production. The study therefore recommended policies that will increase the availability of certified sorghum seed at affordable price should be implemented also the availability of the seeds so as to increase sorghum production.

Key words: Profitability, Sorghum, Abuja, Nigeria


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