Research Journal of Applied Sciences

Year: 2007
Volume: 2
Issue: 3
Page No. 221 - 224

Impacts of HIV/AIDS on Farmers` Efficiency in Anambra State, Nigeria

Authors : S.A. Yusuf , E.I. Ukpebor and K.K. Salimonu

Abstract: HIV/AIDS is beyond a medical issue. Its networks cut across the whole system of human endeavor-social, finance/business, household decisions, government policy and food security. The study assessed the impact of HIV/AIDS on agriculture in Nnewi Local Government area of Anambra State, Nigeria. Primary data were collected from 102 respondents. Sixty two HIV positive and 40 HIV negative farmers were selected randomly from the village within Nnewi. Stochastic frontier production function was the analytical tool. The result showed that farmers were inefficient in their resource use. HIV status and number of sick days were found to increase inefficiencies among the farmers by 7.58 and 0.243 unit respectively. While production inputs should be made accessible to farmers, proper attention should be paid to the infected farmers and enlightenment campaign against the spread of the virus be embark upon.

How to cite this article:

S.A. Yusuf , E.I. Ukpebor and K.K. Salimonu , 2007. Impacts of HIV/AIDS on Farmers` Efficiency in Anambra State, Nigeria. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 2: 221-224.

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