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Zeszyt 2 (48) 2018 , DOI: 10.17306/J.JARD.2018.00411

Rabirou Kassali, Lateef Olatunbosun Jimoh

COMPETITIVENESS IN RICE PRODUCTION IN OSUN STATE, NIGERIA: THE POLICY ANALYSIS MATRIX APPROACH

Abstract:

This study assessed the competitiveness of rice production
under different varietal technologies in Osun State.
A multistage sampling technique was adopted to select the respondents
for the study. Both primary and secondary data, including
prices of inputs and outputs, rice yields, import tariff,
transportation cost, port loading and unloading charges and
official exchange rate, foreign exchange premium, etc., were
collected and analyzed using descriptive statistics and the
Policy Analysis Matrix (PAM) approach. The results revealed
that effective protection coefficients (EPC) for the three identified
rice varieties (Local, FARO53 and FARO54) were 0.89,
0.98 and 0.97, respectively. The Domestic Resource Cost
(DRC) was 0.84, 0.48 and 0.48; the Nominal Protection Coefficient
(NPC) on tradable inputs and outputs was 0.89, 0.98
and 0.97; while the Social Cost Benefit (SCB) was 0.85, 0.52
and 0.52 for the three varietal technologies, respectively. The
results indicate that rice farmers using the three varieties have
a comparative advantage (DRC < 1) in rice production in the
study area, and the two improved varieties provided a greater
competitiveness. The study concluded that Osun State has
a comparative advantage in rice production under the import
parity prices regime which, however, is not true under the assumptions
of export parity.

Keywords: rice varieties, comparative advantage, private and social profitability, policy analysis matrix

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MLA Kassali, Rabirou, and Lateef Olatunbosun Jimoh. "COMPETITIVENESS IN RICE PRODUCTION IN OSUN STATE, NIGERIA: THE POLICY ANALYSIS MATRIX APPROACH." J. Agribus. Rural Dev. 48.2 (2018): 129-136.
APA Rabirou Kassali, Lateef Olatunbosun Jimoh (2018). COMPETITIVENESS IN RICE PRODUCTION IN OSUN STATE, NIGERIA: THE POLICY ANALYSIS MATRIX APPROACH. J. Agribus. Rural Dev. 48 (2), 129-136
ISO 690 KASSALI, Rabirou, JIMOH, Lateef Olatunbosun. COMPETITIVENESS IN RICE PRODUCTION IN OSUN STATE, NIGERIA: THE POLICY ANALYSIS MATRIX APPROACH. J. Agribus. Rural Dev., 2018, 48.2: 129-136.
Corresponding address:
PhD Rabirou Kassali, Department of Agricultural Economics, 220282, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
Authors email:
kasskassali@yahoo.com

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