“How does ownership of farm implements affect investment in other farm implements when farmers’ liquidity constraint is relaxed?: Insights from Nigeria”

Mechanization is a key to agricultural productivity growth in developing countries. Farm implements, ranging from hand tools to draft animals to milling machines to power tillers and tractors, often play complementary roles with each other, and supporting adoption of certain farm implements may also speed up adoption of others. In the absence of credit, insurance, >> Read more

“Measuring the Effect of Transaction Costs for Investment in Irrigation Pumps: Application of Unobserved Stochastic Threshold Model to the Case of Nigeria”

Small-scale private irrigation schemes (SPRI) have been the driving force behind the expansion of irrigated areas in Nigeria, despite government efforts to promote large-scale public irrigation schemes. SPRI allows adjustment of irrigation schedules in accordance with observed crop needs. The irrigated area in Nigeria is, however, far below its potential and an increase in farmers’ >> Read more

“Transaction Costs and Investment in Irrigation Pumps: Evidence from Nigeria”

Small-scale private irrigation schemes (SPRI) have been the major driving force behind the expansion of irrigated areas in Nigeria, despite government efforts to promote large scale public irrigation schemes. SPRI allows adjustment of irrigation schedules in accordance with observed crop needs1. The irrigated area in Nigeria is, however, far below its potential and an increase >> Read more