Dr. Ehinmowo O.O (Publications)
Publisher Science And Education Publishing.
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title Analysis Of Technical Efficiency Of Cassava Processing Methods Among Small Scale Processors In South – West, Nigeria
Publication Authors Ehinmowo, O.O and Ojo, S.O
Year Published 2014
Abstract This study employed a stochastic frontier model to analyze the productivity and technical efficiency (TE) of cassava processing methods among small scale processors in South – West, Nigeria. The study was carried out in three states of Ogun, Oyo and Ondo, Nigeria. Data were obtained from primary sources using a set of structured questionnaire assisted with interview schedule. The multistage sampling technique was used. Data were analyzed using: descriptive statistics and the stochastic frontier production function using a farm level survey data collected from 373 small scale cassava processors. Results showed that cassava processing under local and modern methods was in stage one (stage of inefficiency) of the production region and that processors using the local method of processing cassava were more technically efficient than those using the modern method. Keywords: cassava processing methods, technical efficiency, small scale processors, south-west Nigeria
Publisher Russian Journal Of Agricultural And Socio-Economic Sciences Russian Federation
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title Determinants Of Profitability Among Small Scale Cassava Processors In South West, Nigeria
Publication Authors Ehinmowo,O.O, Afolabi,J.A and Fatuase, A.I
Year Published 2015
Abstract The importance of cassava and cassava products can never be over emphasized among Nigeria’s staple foods. The potential of the crop is large because it offers the cheapest source of food calories and highest yield per unit area. Its multifaceted functions have given cassava products an edge over the other staple foods in Southwest, Nigeria. This study empirically analyzed the determinants of profitability among cassava processors in Southwest, Nigeria. Primary data were used and a sample of 373 cassava processors through a multistage sampling technique was drawn from the study. The data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Ordinary least square (OLS) analysis. The findings revealed that total revenue accrued from cassava processing from Ondo, Oyo and Ogun States were N81,761,160.00; N77,659,560.00 and N139,384,800.00 respectively. The gross margin (N45,485,680.00; N33,476,280.00 and N64,517,720.00) and net profit (N45,231,752.00; N33,254,740.00 and N64,177,111.00) values of the three States (Ondo, Oyo and Ogun) respectively, indicated that the cassava processing business was profitable in the study area. Again, the values of benefit-cost-ratio (BCR) from cassava processing in each State confirmed the viability of the business in the study area. The result of OLS indicated that education, year of experience, access to extension services, household size, cost of labour, cost of raw materials, cost of processing equipment and types of cassava purchased were the factors significantly determined profitability in the study area. The main challenges encountering by the processors were identified as inadequate capital, environmental hazard, cost of fuel, storage facilities, market problems, shortage of labour, theft, modern equipment, pests and disease infestation, cost of transportation and cost of cassava tuber. Therefore, government and other stakeholders should put more attention into this business because of its relevance in boasting food production and as well creating employment opportunities to the people of Nigeria
Publisher Business Development Company
Publication Type Conference
Publication Title Analysis Of Technical Efficiency Of Cassava Processing Methods Among Small Scale Processors In South – West, Nigeria
Publication Authors Ehinmowo, O.O, Ojo, S.O and Afolabi,J.A
Year Published 2014
Abstract

this study employed a stochastic frontier model to analyze the productivity and technical efficiency (TE) of cassava processing methods among small scale processors in south west, Nigeria. the study was carried out in three states of Ogun, Oyo and Ondo, Nigeria. data were obtained from primary sources using a set of structured questionnaire assisted with interview schedule. the multistate sampling technique was used. data were analyzed using: descriptive statistics and  the stochastic frontier production function  using a farm level survey data collected from 373 small scale cassava processors. results showed that cassava processing under local and modern methods was in stage one (stage of inefficiency) of the production region and that processors using the local method of processing cassava were more technically efficient than those using the modern method.


Publisher Kamla -Raj Enterprises
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title Economic Analysis Of Kolanut Production
Publication Authors Ojo, S.O and Ehinmowo, O.O
Year Published 2010
Abstract

this study employs a stochastic frontier production to examine the productivity predict the technical efficiency of kolanut production in Ondo State, Nigeria and to identify the factors affecting production, profitability, productivity and technical efficiency using farm level data collected from 150 kolanut farmers using multistage sampling technique assisted with interviewschedule. Findings from the study show that kolanut farmers operated on a very small scale level and the kola trees are quite old but the enterprise is still profitable. the productivity analysis shows that while the number of kola trees, cost of chemical and labour were effectively utilized it was not  the case  with farm distance and age of kola trees whose utilization was already in the stage three of production region.