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Abstract

THE IMPACT OF MODERN TECHNOLOGY ON RICE PRODUCTIVITY AND SUSTAINABLE FOOD SECURITY OF BAKALORI DAM IRRIGATION SITES IN ZAMFARA STATE, NIGERIA

Ibrahim Maihaja* and Jibril Lawal

ABSTRACT

In this study the impact of modern technology on rice productivity and sustainable food security of Bakalori dam irrigation area in Zamfara state Nigeria was carried out and analyzed. The Physico-chemical properties and meteorological data of the Bakalori dam were presented which was found to be suitable for the use of some improved rice varieties in the study area. Percentage distribution and mean average of respondent according to the socio – economic characteristics variables were obtained. Hence, it was observed that, out of 105 respondents 64.79% adhere to the average IRV crop spacing of 25-30 cm for optimal yields. Adoption of the modern technology among the farmers are found to be 64.76%. The GPS device is used in mapping the farmland to obtain the accurate farm size, hence the results from GPS accuracy was used to compute mathematically the actual input to be use by farmer for optimal rice yields. Furthermore, the expected crop yields are obtained which were found to be in agreements to the average IRV yields of 5-6 tons per hectare as far as the required inputs are maintained. Finally, the stochastic frontier production function and inefficiency model is used to compute technical efficiency of the farmer production and the results were analyzed.

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