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Review Papers | Agricultural Economics | Nigeria | Volume 11 Issue 3, March 2022
Environmental Influence and Modern Rice Production Technology in Nigeria: Lesson from Natural and Synthetic Pest Incidence
Fawole B. E. | Akinyemi M.  | Ebenehi O.
Abstract: Wastage in rice production as a result of environmental threats, natural and synthetic pest had been a bane and misery of poor resource based small scale rice producer in Nigeria. This massive lost in harvest had over the years responsible for shortage in market supply with the attendant adverse multiplier effect. The upshot is exacerbated incessationof rice farming enterprise by run-downresource-based farmers and market disparity subsequent in food insecurity. This study divulges and overview numerous techniques that can be employed by the farmers to lessen the quality and quantityof rice output from the onset of production process and also showcase the routine field practice that can be engaged to attain higher production efficiency. The review discloses that current techniques used to minimize lost in quality and quantity such as tube well, bole hole, bird scarer, knapsack sprayer, improved variety (FARO44,ITA150), fertilizer (NPK 20:20:20), herbicide (mixture; stamF34, delmin, Ron star), pesticide (Furadan, Basudin, Marsha), and rodenticide. .This techniques are commonly used in rice producing countries and have yielded outstanding result. .The study concludes that there have not been a wide-spread provision and usage of these technics among the small scale rice farmers in Nigeria. The study recommends that policy framework that will enlighten rice producer and assist them to contest against these threats and safeguard their farm produce should be introduced by the interest groups and trade organization.
Keywords: Adoption, Rice production, Improved technologies
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 3, March 2022,
Pages: 733 - 738