Ume SI and Mbah SO
This study assessed the determinant and profitability of cassava production in Enugu State of Nigeria. Multi-stage random sampling technique was used to 120 respondents for the study. A structured questionnaires, was used to collect the primary data. Percentage response and gross margin analysis were used to capture the objectives of the study. Results of Table 1showed that most respondents are aged, well-educated and had poor extension contact. Also, cassava farming is profitable in the study area. The determinants to the profitability of cassava in the study area were household size, extension services and farming experience. Major constraints to cassava production were access to credit, poor access to extension contact and high cost of labour. The need to enhance farmers’ access to credit, extension and labour saving devices should be encouraged.
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