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Articles by F.I. Olagunju
Total Records ( 3 ) for F.I. Olagunju
  F.I. Olagunju and R. Adeyemo
  The study researched the extent to which Smallholder Loan Scheme (SHLS) has been able to meet credit needs of the resource poor and improve their farm production. The effectiveness of the credit programme depends on the availability of adequate funds to enable farmers purchase the necessary technologies hence the need to compare the before merging beneficiaries with after merging counterparts. The study evaluated the production efficiency of farmers participating in the credit scheme and determined the effects of credit utilization on traditional farming in southwestern Nigeria. A multi-stage sampling technique was used to collect primary data using structured questionnaire from 216 beneficiaries from the selected financial institutions in the study area. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, multiple regression and Chow test. The study showed that the after margin beneficiaries are on the average, endowed with relatively more farm resources than their before merging counterparts. When the levels of resources of the latter were expressed as percentages of those of the former, land stood at 60%, hired labour 30%, family labour 48%, fixed capital 20% and modern material input stood at 27%. The marginal value productivities of land area cultivated and local material inputs are higher for before merging beneficiaries than for after merging beneficiaries. The foregoing is an indication of basic differences in the production behaviour of the two sets of farmers and thus can be concluded that the after merging beneficiaries are more technically efficient than the before merging beneficiaries.
  F.I. Olagunju and R. Adeyemo
  The study examined the factors that determine the loan repayment decision among the small-scale farmers of Nigerian Agricultural Cooperative and rural Development Bank (NACRDB) in Southwestern Nigeria. Data for the study were collected through a three- multi stage sampling technique, which culminated in the final selection of one hundred and eighty respondents from 3 branches of the bank in Oyo and Ondo states. The results obtained revealed that the higher repayment rate (78.02%) in 2001 was as a result of merger effect of Nigerian Agricultural Cooperatives Bank (NACB) with the risk assets of the defunct Family Economic Advancement Programme (FEAP) and Peoples Bank of Nigeria (PBN). The Tobit regression results on loan repayment of Log-likelihood function (-17.99385) showed that farm experience, farm location, cost of obtaining loan, visitation, borrowing frequency and education with normalized coefficients of 0.0285, -0.0661, -0.1196E-04 0.1048, 0.0518 and 0.0112, respectively were very important factors in determining the repayment performance of the beneficiaries in all the institutions. The study concluded that there was a great potential for improving the loan repayment capacity of the beneficiaries if adequate visitation policy and timely disbursement lag policy that increase the accessibility of farmers to loan are adopted and this would be an effective measures to aid flow of funds into the agricultural sector.
  F.I. Olagunju
  This article determines the cost and returns of laying bird according to different scale of operations in egg production. Four hundred and five poultry egg farmers were surveyed by using multi-stage sampling techniques. Budgetary analysis revealed feed as a major cost item in egg production constituting between 64.5 and 65.3% of the total cost of production. It was also discovered that the large scale producers had the highest gross margin of 1, 183 per hen per laying period. This implied a lowest fixed cost, highest net returns and minimum variable cost. Egg production was profitable in the study area especially the large scale production that took the advantage of economies of scale.
 
 
 
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