Agricultural Studies, Vol. 2, Issue 3, Jun  2018, Pages 153-161; DOI: 10.31058/j.as.2018.23014 10.31058/j.as.2018.23014

Trends of Staple Crops Yields in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

Agricultural Studies, Vol. 2, Issue 3, Jun  2018, Pages 153-161.

DOI: 10.31058/j.as.2018.23014

Agidi, Victor Akamuga 1* , Hassan, ShuaIB M 2 , Baleri, Tajam Godfrey 3

1 Nasarawa Geographic Information Service, (Nagis) Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria

2 Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Abuja,Gwagwalada, Abuja, Nigeria

3 Department of Geography, College of Education, Gindiri, Mangu, Plateau State, Nigeria

Received: 29 December 2017; Accepted: 10 May 2018; Published: 11 June 2018

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Abstract

The studies focused on getting the crop yield trends of Maize, yam and Rice which are staple crops in Nasarawa State. Crop yields data were collected from the archives of Nasarawa Agricultural Development Programme for the years 1998-2016. The yields were subjected to simple regression analysis in order to determine the trends of the yields. Results show that maize and yam are on the positive trend while rice yield is on the decrease all over the state. Urbanization is seen as one of the factors hampering high yield of rice while more effort should be intensify for both dry and wet farming in the state.

Keywords

Crop Yields, Regression, Food Shortage

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