Impact of IFAD-Community Based Agriculture and Rural Development Programme on participants and non-participants farm production efficiency in Katsina State, Nigeria

Dauda Gambo, Saddiq Nuhu Muhammad, Gomina Abel and Lawal Muhammad

Net Journal of Agricultural Science
Published: February 1 2017
Volume 5, Issue 1
Pages 1-7


The study examined the impact of IFAD–Community Based Agriculture and Rural Development Programme (IFAD-CBARDP) participants and non-participations farm production efficiency in Katsina State, Nigeria. Multistage sampling technique was used in selecting 432 respondents for this study. Primary data were collected using a structured questionnaire and data collected was based on 2002 and 2015 cropping seasons, the year 2002 and 2015 was used as before and after respectively. The structured questionnaire was pre-tested before it was administered to the sampled farmers. The tools of analysis employed to analyze the data were stochastic frontier production model. The maximum likelihood estimate of the stochastic frontier Cobb-Douglas production function revealed that the participants and non-participants of the IFAD-CBARDP had mean technical efficiency of 95 and 47%, respectively. This is an indication that there is higher level of technical efficiency among the participants of the IFAD-CBARDP than non-participants. It was concluded that the IFAD-CBARDP has succeeded in targeting the marginalized and vulnerable participants in its farm technical efficiency; this is evident in their mean technical efficiency of 95%. Although, there is still room to increase the efficiency of their farming activities to 5% to close the efficiency gap from the optimum (100%).

Keywords: Farm production, efficiency, IFAD-CBARDP, farmers, Katsina.

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