Cost of Energy Input in the Production of Cassava (Manihot Esculenta)

Babajide Saheed Kosemani, A. Isaac Bamgboye

Abstract


The economic analysis of input energy in cassava production was considered in this study. Farms were surveyed to collect data on fuel, natural gas, fertilizer, pesticides and chemicals used on the farm for cassava production. The areas of study were Oyo, Ogun, Osun and Kwara States of Nigeria. The data for cost input resources in all the selected farms during cassava production from land preparation to transportation to market or house was obtained using structured questionnaire and oral interviews. Mathematical expressions were developed to evaluate cost analysis for each of the defined unit operations and the cost incurred were then determined. The total cost of production of one hectare of cassava was N82,055 and cost analysis revealed that profit of production of one hectare of cassava was N123,745. Benefit cost ratio was 2.50, which was greater than 1.0, indicating that cassava production is feasible from the economic stand point.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/eer.v8n1p10

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Energy and Environment Research   ISSN 1927-0569 (Print)   ISSN 1927-0577 (Online)  Email: eer@ccsenet.org


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