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Resource Use Efficiency and Productivity of Rabbit Farmers in Anambra State, Nigeria
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Volume 4, 2016
Issue 5 (October)
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Ikechukwu S. Obiajulu, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria.
Chiedozie C. Eze, Department of Agricultural Economics, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria.
Christian O. Amadi, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria.
Kelechukwu G. Odoemena, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria.
The study examined resource use efficiency and productivity of rabbit farmers in Anambra state, Nigeria. Primary data were obtained from a sample of 36 rabbit farmers using a multistage sampling procedure. Analysis of the data were done using descriptive statistics, budgetary techniques and Cobb-Douglas production function model. The net return on investment of 1.53 indicated that rabbit farming was economically rewarding and profitable. The OLS estimate for the parameters of Cobb Douglas production function showed that labour, breeding stock, feed and fixed inputs significantly affected rabbit output. Despite the high profitability in rabbit production, rabbit farmers identified inconsistency in marketing, disease outbreak and poor public acceptability as their most important problems in rabbit farming. It is therefore recommended that animal and nutrition policies should be made by government that will improve the level of awareness through public enlightenment campaign on the benefits of rearing rabbit to encourage and boost.
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