American Journal of Environmental and Resource Economics

Volume 3, Issue 1, March 2018

  • Empowerment Strategies and Poverty Reduction in Bayelsa State: A Non-Parametric Approach

    Peter Fiderikumo, Samson Bredino, Adedoyin Adesuji

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, March 2018
    Pages: 1-5
    Received: 22 December 2017
    Accepted: 15 January 2018
    Published: 21 March 2018
    Abstract: The incidence of poverty in Nigeria is rising despite a plethora of anti-poverty programmes and huge public expenditure. The objective of this study is to evaluate the extent and impact of three major empowerment strategies in the war against poverty namely social mobilization, skill development and capital formation in Bayelsa State. The study ado... Show More
  • Energy-Use Efficiency of Rice Production Under Irrigation in Jere Bowl Borno State, Nigeria

    Muhammad Wakil, Abba Sidi Shehu Umar, Ibrahim Abubakar, Mohammed Zubairu

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, March 2018
    Pages: 6-11
    Received: 28 February 2018
    Accepted: 16 March 2018
    Published: 29 April 2018
    Abstract: The study analyzed energy-use efficiency of irrigated rice production at the jere bowl of Borno state, Nigeria. One hundred and thirty (130) farmers were sampled through two-stage sampling procedure. Descriptive statistics, data envelopment analysis and tobit regression were used to analyzed the data. The results on energy–use efficiency revealed s... Show More