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ECONOMICS OF VEGETABLE PRODUCTION IN YEWA NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF OGUN STATE

TABLE OF CONTENT

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Certification                                                                                                                            i

Dedication                                                                                                                              ii

Acknowledgement                                                                                                                  iii

Abstract                                                                                                                                  v

Table of Content                                                                                                                     vii

List of Tables                                                                                                                          x

CHAPTER ONE

  • Introduction                                                                                                                5
    • Background of the Study 5

1.2       Problem Statement                                                                                                      8

1.3       Objective of the Study                                                                                               9

1.4       Justification of the Study                                                                                           10

1.5       Plan of the Study                                                                                                        10

CHAPTER TWO

  •  Literature Review and Theoretical Framework                                                          11
    • Vegetable Production in Nigeria 11

2.2       Types of Vegetables                                                                                                   14

2.2.1    Tomatoes (Lycopersicum esculentus)                                                                          14

2.2.2     Pepper (Capsicum species)                                                                                        15

2.2.3     Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)                                                                                 15

2.2.4     Tete (Amaranthus cruentus)                                                                                       17

2.2.5     Ewedu (Corchorus olitorius)                                                                                     17

  • Shoko (Celosia argentea)                                                                                          18

2.3        Health Benefits of Vegetables                                                                                   19

2.4        Marketing of Vegetables                                                                                           21

2.5       Challenges Faced by Farmers in Vegetable production                                             23

CHAPTER THREE

3.0       Methodology                                                                                                              26

3.1       Study Area                                                                                                                  26

3.2       Types and Sources of Data.                                                                                        27

3.3       Sampling Techniques                                                                                                  27

3.4       Methods of Data Collection                                                                                       27

3.5       Method of Data Analysis                                                                                           27

3.5.1    Socio-Economic Characteristics of Vegetable Farmers in the Study Area.               27

3.5.2    Determining the Profitability of Vegetable Production in the Study Area                27

3.5.3    Determinants of Income Generated from Vegetable Production                               29

3.5.4    Constraint Militating Against Vegetable Production                                                 30

 

CHAPTER FOUR

4.0       Results and Discussion                                                                                               31

4.1       Socio-Economic Characteristic of Vegetable Farmers.                                              31

4.1.1    Age Distribution                                                                                                         31

4.1.2    Households Living Conditions and Access to Basic Amenities                                37

4.2       Profitability of Vegetable Production                                                                        42

4.3       Determinants of Income Generated from Vegetable Production                               44

4.3.1    Regression Analysis Showing Determinant Income Generated from Vegetable       44

4.4       Constraints Militating against Vegetable Production                                                 48

CHAPTER FIVE

5.0       Summary, Conclusion and Recommendations                                                           50

5.1       Summary of the Major Findings                                                                                 50

5.2       Conclusions                                                                                                                 51

5.3       Recommendations                                                                                                      51

REFERENCES                                                                                                                    53

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