Economics Of Faba Bean Production And Marketing In The River Nile State (A Case Study Of Eddamer District)

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2015-05-13
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Elgilany Abdelhafeez Ahmed
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University of Khartoum
Abstract
This study was conducted in Eddamer district of the River Nile State. The River Nile State is considered as one of the main suppliers of faba bean to the country. The production and marketing of faba bean in the River Nile State is faced by manifold problems such as low level of productivity, high cost of production, fluctuations of prices, inadequate credit and marketing arrangements. The study investigated the socio-economic characteristics of the farmers, and estimated the gross margins and net returns of faba bean per feddan. The primary data was collected from a random sample of sixty farmers in the study area in 2003 using a structured questionnaire. The collected surveyed data was supplemented by secondary data from relevant sources. The descriptive statistical analysis of socio-economic characteristics revealed that the majority of the farmers were literate about 83.3%, and that about half of the farmer holdings land between 5-10 feddans. About 82% of the farmers irrigated their farms from the Nile water, and about 62% were cultivators in public schemes. The partial budget analysis indicated that the irrigation cost was the highest, about 26% of the total cost of production, and the transportation cost was the highest, about 64% of the total cost of marketing. The productivity of faba bean was about 450 kg/fed. less than 50% of ICARDA research. The regression analysis showed that the number of irrigation (per season), seed rate (kg/fed), credit (SD/fed), type of project and source of irrigation were the most important factors that significantly affect the yield of faba bean in the study area. The study also found faba bean that produced, faba bean reserved as seeds, educational level, and faba bean reserved for consumption by household were the most important factors that significantly affect the marketable surplus. For production and marketing improvement the study recommended the removal of faba bean production and marketing constraints, specially irrigation, provision of inputs on time, credit availability, establishment of market storage, and other market facilities.
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A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment for the requirements of The Degree of Master of Science in Agricultural Economics
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Faba Bean Production Marketing Eddamer District River Nile State sudan Agricultural Economics University of Khartoum
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Elgilany Abdelhafeez Ahmed, Economics Of Faba Bean Production And Marketing In The River Nile State (A Case Study Of Eddamer District). – Khartoum : University of Khartoum, 2004. - 118 P. : illus., 28 cm., M.Sc.