EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Responsible use of crop protection products and Nigeria’s growth enhancement support scheme

Joseph Uduji (), Elda Okolo-Obasi () and Simplice Asongu ()
Additional contact information
Joseph Uduji: University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
Elda Okolo-Obasi: University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria

No 18/036, AFEA Working Papers from African Finance and Economic Association (AFEA)

Abstract: We examine the impact of the federal government of Nigeria’s (FGN) growth enhancement support scheme (GESS) on responsible use of crop protection products (CPPs) in rural Nigeria. Results from the use of logistic regressions show that GESS significantly impact on farmers’ access to CPPs, but does not significantly impact on farmers’ knowledge and skill of CPP application, and in several cases the misuse has led to deterioration of soil fertility. Findings suggests that embracing information on recommended CPPs, dose rates, dilutions, timing, frequency of applications and precautions should form the foundation of GESS activity attributable to CPPs in sub-Saharan Africa.

Keywords: Growth enhancement support scheme; crop protection products (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q10 Q14 L96 O40 O55 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018-01
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Forthcoming: Development in Practice

Downloads: (external link)
http://afeawpapers.org/RePEc/afe/afe-wpaper/Respon ... ducts-in-Nigeria.pdf Revised version, 2018 (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:afe:wpaper:18/036

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in AFEA Working Papers from African Finance and Economic Association (AFEA) Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Christian Nsiah ().

 
Page updated 2019-04-22
Handle: RePEc:afe:wpaper:18/036