This paper presents results of a small survey of tractor owner-operators conducted in Kaduna and Nasarawa states in Nigeria. Following are the key findings from simple descriptive statistics: (1) owner-operators who buy tractors from the private market or from private individuals are more efficient than those who receive tractors through government programs, providing services to a greater area at lower costs, including during the off-peak season; (2) providing access to a wider range of tractor horsepowers may improve efficiency over diverse soil types; (3) similar to some Asian countries in the 1980s, tractor operations are mostly concentrated in intervieweesA local home districts, though a fraction form groups and serve in distant locations to earn greater revenues.A variety of tractor brands are observed, including Fiat, Ford, Massey Ferguson, Mahindra, New Holland, Steyr, and Tak (Table 3.4). In Nasarawa, Kubota power tillers are also found. In both Nasarawa and Kaduna, Fiat, Ford, and Steyr wereanbsp;...
|Title||:||Tractor owner-operators in Nigeria: Insights from a small survey in Kaduna and Nasarawa states|
|Author||:||Takeshima, Hiroyuki, Edeh, Hyacinth, Lawal, Akeem, Isiaka, Moshud|
|Publisher||:||Intl Food Policy Res Inst - 2014-06-20|