Thompson Olaniran Anthony, Moronfade Grace Oluwatoyin, Oparinde Lawrence Olusola, OJO Sylvester Olusegun
The main intent of the paper is to: (i) compare the profitability of the land renting participating and non-participating smallholder cassava farmers in southwest, Nigeria; and (ii) assess the effect of land renting market system on their productivity. Multistage sampling technique was used to sample 600 respondents (300 land renting participating, and 300 non-participating farmers). The result revealed that the net profit margin ratio for the participating farmers was 38.46%, and non-participating farmers was 30.72%. The study revealed that age,2, household size, fertilizer application, and awareness of land renting had negative value but significant relationship with land renting participation status. The productivity of cassava land renting participating farmers was higher with 58.6% compared to the non-participating farmers. The study recommends that smallholder cassava farmers should be sensitized and encouraged by government at all levels to participate in land renting market system to increase their productivity.
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