The study was undertaken to examine the economic analysis of rice production in Cross River State of Nigeria. Specifically, the work aimed at examining the socio-economic characteristics of rice producers; identify the production constraints in rice production; identify the resources used for rice production; determine the gross margin and to determine the effect of production inputs on rice output in the study area. The study was carried out through the administration of structured questionnaires and interview. A total of 120 respondents were randomly selected from the study area for this study. Descriptive statistics, gross margin and regression analysis were employed in analyzing the data. The estimated coefficients for all the variables used were significant with the exception of pesticide application and rice variety.
Key words: Small scale, subsistence farmers, family labour, hired labour, lucrative enterprise.
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