Erratum: Economic Activities of Rice Production Practice and the Outcome in Southern Guinea Savanna of Nigeria


  • Tanko P. Sani Department of Science Education, Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria
  • Raphael A. Omolehin Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Federal University Oye- Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria
  • Shaffi Abullahi Bank of Agriculture Ltd, Ilorin Branch, Afon junction Ganmo Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria
  • Usman K. Abubakar Department of Horticultural and Landscape Technology Federal Polytechnic Bida, Niger State, Nigeria


Southern Guinea Savanna, Profitability, Paddy rice, Production practice


By means of a descriptive statistics and farm budgeting technique, economic activities of rice production practice in Southern Guinea Savanna of Nigeria was ascertained. Primary data were collected from cross-section of 360 paddy rice farmers drawn from 3 States in the Savanna zone of Nigeria using a structural questionnaire. The results of the findings showed that rice farmers used personal savings (75.6%) as capital for engagement in rice production while majority (67%) used family labour in rice production. On average, the respondents owned 2.6 hectares of land. Majority (76.0%) of the rice farmers were semi commercial. The farmers planted different
varieties of rice seeds of improved and local and established their seeds by broadcasting method (51.0%). Urea was fertilizer that 81% of the farmers used in their rice farms. In terms of production practice engaged in by the farmers, 74% were on lowland, 21% on upland while 5% on irrigation practice. Rice farmers in Niger, Kogi and FCT showed variability in profit. Paddy rice farmers in Kogi State had the highest return (₦/ha 21,420.55) followed by Niger (₦/ha16,668.12) and FCT (₦/ha15,724.01). The study concluded by recommending amongothers that the district agricultural development office should create opportunities for paddy rice farmers that earn high returns to share their knowledge with those paddy rice farmers with lower returns and also involve them in fundamental farm management skills training. 


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Sani, T. P., Omolehin, R. A., Abullahi, S., & Abubakar, U. K. (2022). Erratum: Economic Activities of Rice Production Practice and the Outcome in Southern Guinea Savanna of Nigeria: Tropical Journal of Natural Product Research (TJNPR), 6(11), 1523–1533. Retrieved from