African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6576

Full Length Research Paper

Tractor hiring schemes in Nigeria: A case study of Federal Capital Territory (FCT)

ALABADAN B. A.* and YUSUF Y.
Department of Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 22 September 2010
  •  Published: 03 December 2013

Abstract

Tractor hiring schemes (THS) have approaches adopted by the different levels of Government in Nigeria in addition to some individuals and corporate bodies as a means of helping farmers to increase their farm holdings and food production. This laudable project is hereby appraised using the Federal Capital Territory Tractor hiring schemes (FCT THS) as a case study. Questionnaires were administered to the managers of the scheme and the beneficiary farmers within the territory. The current practices and the problems of the scheme are highlighted. From the study, ways of solving the problems and enhancing their performances are recommended.

 

Key words: Mechanization, farm, food, tractor hiring, Federal Capital Territory (FCT).