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Agricultural Journal
Year: 2007 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 478-482
Economic Analysis of Farming Household`s Health on Crop Output in Kwara State, Nigeria
Adewumi , Matthew Olaniyi , Mohammed Sherifat Ayinde and Opeyemi Eyitayo
 
Abstract: In ending the declining agricultural productivity in Nigeria, the health of farmers being the key factor in production should not be overlooked. Simple analysis of farmers` health status and indicators can be of great practical assistance to increased crop productivity. This study therefore provides some indices as a measure of farmers` health and examines the impact of such indices on farmers` crop output in some selected Local Government Areas of Kwara State, Nigeria. With the use of structured questionnaires in data collection and regression analysis in data analysis, the study reveals that the output of crops in the study area was affected by the health status of farmers .Among others, the study recommends that health insurance scheme be initiated, more health care facilities be provided at affordable costs to farmers. It also recommends the provision of rural infrastructures and revitalization of health extension services.
 
How to cite this article:
Adewumi , Matthew Olaniyi , Mohammed Sherifat Ayinde and Opeyemi Eyitayo , 2007. Economic Analysis of Farming Household`s Health on Crop Output in Kwara State, Nigeria . Agricultural Journal, 2: 478-482.
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