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Articles by J.A. Oladejo
Total Records ( 2 ) for J.A. Oladejo
  J.A. Oladejo , J.O. Ajetomobi and Y.L. Fabiyi
  This research is an attempt to determine the magnitude and the direction to which the level of transactions costs influence changes in maize supply in Iwo agricultural zone of Osun state. Multistage random sampling technique was employed in selecting 95 respondents for the study. A structured interview schedule was used to collect data from the respondents. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and an estimation of Cobb-Douglas regression model. The descriptive analysis revealed mean age of respondents as 42.7 years while 93% were married. It further showed that 52.2% of the farmers depended on personal savings in financing their maize production activities while14.4% of them received no formal education. Adjusted R2 for the regression analysis was 0.748 showing that 74.8% of the variation in quantity of maize supplied by respondents was explained by the estimated variables. Data analysis showed that significant relationships exist between transactions costs and agricultural household supply response in the study area.
  M.O. Adetunji , J.A. Oladejo , J.O. Oladiran and I.K. Ojedokun
  This study analyzed the level of poverty among women cassava processors in Ogbomoso Agricultural Zone of Oyo State, Nigeria. A multi-stage sampling method was employed to select one hundred and eighty (180) women cassava processors. Primary data were collected through a well structured interview schedule and the data collected were subjected to descriptive, poverty, budgetary and ordinary least squares regression analyses. Findings revealed that the mean age of respondents was 43 years while 25.6% of them had no access at all to formal education. Majority (82.2%) of the processors were married with a mean household size of 8 members. Averagely, the per capita expenditure per month was N3, 503.22 for respondents. The moderate poverty line for processors was found to beN2, 335.48 while the core poverty line was N 778.49 per month. The poverty headcount, poverty gap index and severity index of the respondents were 35.6, 10.4 and 4.3%, respectively. Based on result of data analysis, 35.6% of the processors were categorized as poor while 64.4% were categorized as non-poor. Age, Level of education and Household size had significant effects on poverty level of respondents. The BCR of 1.54 revealed that cassava processing is a profitable enterprise in the study area. Processors are encouraged to form cooperative groups/trade union through which they could jointly invest in modern processing facilities and organize educational workshops/seminars for member’s benefit.
 
 
 
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