Yam Holdings in Southern Nigeria: Economic Assessement of Problems and Trends

Bachmann, E. (1981) Yam Holdings in Southern Nigeria: Economic Assessement of Problems and Trends. Discussion Paper. International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria.

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The result of identifying and assessing the problems of yam cultivation was for both villages, that clearing and soil preparation are the only significant labour peaks. Since these constraints are also effective for the cassava enterprise, the competitiveness of yam is not affected. The most serious disadvantages of yam are the sett requirement and probably the sensitivity against declining soil fertility. The production risk weighs more heavily for yam than for cassava, but it does not seem to be so serious that it favours cassava. The same was found for pests and the storage losses of yam...

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Yam, Smallholders, Multiple cropping patterns, Diseases, RP1356
Author Affiliation: Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Germany (FR)
Subjects: Plant Production
Plant Protection
Crop Improvement
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Ms Ishrath Durafsha
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2014 05:06
Last Modified: 24 Dec 2014 05:06
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/13576

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