Drivers of Profit among Leafy Vegetable Farmers during Covid-19 Lockdown in Oyo State, Case Study of Egbeda Local Government Area

Authors

  • Matthew Olufemi Adio Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Faculty of Agriculture, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9783-0259
  • Abel Babalola Ogunwale Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, LadokeAkintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State
  • Matthew Durojaiye Ayeni Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, College of Agricultural Sciences, Landmark University, Omu-Aran https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3321-5062
  • Olorunsogo Olugbemiga Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Faculty of Agriculture, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  • Oluwanife Segun Falebita Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Faculty of Agriculture, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8287-4005

Keywords:

COVID 19, Lockdown, Leafy Vegetable, Profit, Regression Analysis

Abstract

The research focused on determinants of profits among leafy vegetable farmers during COVID-19 lockdown in Egbeda Local Government Area Oyo State. Multistage sampling techniques were employed to choose 120 leafy vegetable farmers. Structured questionnaire was designed to gather data and was analyze using with the aid of descriptive statistics, Gross Margin analysis and Ordinary Least Square regression. Results showed that the mean age of leafy vegetable farmers was 50.81 years which indicated that the leafy vegetable farmers’ area are relatively active and can participate in leafy vegetable production activities. Majority (83.3%) of the leafy vegetable farmers were married, most (87.6%) were educated with a mean farming experience of 19 years. The extent of profitability of the farmers involved in leafy vegetable production result indicated that the Gross Margin was N573,537. The drivers of profit among leafy vegetable farmers during COVID 19 lockdown in Egbeda L. G. were educational level (5%), farm size (1%), input cost (1%) and cooperative membership (1%). It is therefore, recommended that more effort should be put in place by policy makers and agricultural stakeholders inform of programs that will educate farmers on coping strategies during crisis period.

 

Published

23-09-2023

How to Cite

Adio, M. O., Ogunwale, A. B., Ayeni, M. D., Olugbemiga, O., & Falebita, O. S. (2023). Drivers of Profit among Leafy Vegetable Farmers during Covid-19 Lockdown in Oyo State, Case Study of Egbeda Local Government Area. 3rd International Congress of the Turkish Journal of Agriculture - Food Science and Technology, Malatya, Türkiye, 19–25. from http://turjaf.org/index.php/TURSTEP/article/view/27