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Productivity of Farmland Values in Food Crop Production in the Natural Disasters Prone Areas of Imo State, Nigeria

Ohajianya D.O


Okwara M.O


Ugwu J.N


Tim Ashama A.


Mbah R.O


Dike N.F

Ohajianya D.O 1 ,

Okwara M.O 1 Ugwu J.N 3
Tim Ashama A. 4
Mbah R.O 5
Dike N.F 6

  1. Department of Agricultural Economics, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria 1

  2. Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu State, Nigeria 3

  3. Department of Agricultural Science, AlvanIkoku Federal College of Education Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria 4

  4. Department of Rural Sociology and Extension, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria 5

  5. Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission, South East Zonal Office, Enugu, Nigeria 6

Pages: 42-48

DOI: 10.18488/journal.70/2016.3.2/

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Article History:

Received: 30 July, 2016
Revised: 22 October, 2015
Accepted: 15 November, 2016
Published: 07 December, 2016


This study analyzed productivity of farmland values in food crop production in natural disasters prone areas of Imo State, Nigeria.  The study specifically determined farmland   values, productivity of food crop farmers by farmland values, and factors influencing food crop farmers productivity in the different farmland values. Data were collected with questionnaire from 280 proportionately and randomly selected food crop farmers. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, farmland value model, productivity model, and multiple regression techniques. Results showed that farmland suitability index ranged from < 0.499 to 0.948 with a mean of 0.350.Majority (72.1%) of the farmers cultivated on non-suitable farmlands, 22.9% of them cultivated on marginally suitable farmlands while few (5%) of the farmers cultivated on suitable farmlands, implying that majority of the farmlands cultivated for food crop production in the study area are not suitable. Food crop farmers’ productivity increases with suitability of farmland and the productivity of farmland increases from 1.35 to 2.25 and 3.14 as farmland moves from non-suitable to marginally suitable and suitable values respectively, thus making marginally suitable and suitable farmlands about 48% and 133% higher in farmland  productivity than non-suitable farmlands. Farmland rent, quantity of fertilizer applied, quantity of organic manure applied, education  level, quality of planting materials, and distance of farmland from  farmer’s home have significant influence on marginally suitable farmlands productivity. Farm size, quantity of fertilizer applied, quantity of organic manure applied, farming experience, and quality of planting materials significantly influenced suitable farmlands productivity. Crop farmers cultivating non-suitable farmland should explore measures to improve the fertility of their farmlands or minimize wastage of production resources through reduction in the size of farmlands, cultivated.
Contribution/ Originality
This study documents productivity of farmland values in food crop production in the natural disaster prone areas, using farmland value and productivity models. The paper’s major contribution is finding that the majority of farmlands cultivated by the farmers is non-suitable due to the influence of natural disasters.


Productivity, Farmland values, Food crop, Imo state, farmers, Farmland suitability index, Natural disaster.



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All authors contributed equally to the conception and design of the study.

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