Economic Analysis of Factors Affecting Crop Production in North Darfur State

Author

By Adam Abdelrahman Abdalla, Mohmmed Alameen Abdellati.

Abstracts

This study shed light on the main constraints of crop production in the traditional rainfed sector in Umkdada district, North Darfur State. The study used descriptive statistics and regression for data analysis. The results of regression analysis revealed that the crops produced in season 2006 were significantly affected by some factors. Millet production was affected by labour, period of cropping and amount of rainfall. The significant factors affecting groundnuts production were the total cultivated area of groundnuts, crop rotation and period of cropping. In order to improve the agricultural production in the study area, the study recommended the supply of the farmers with agricultural inputs especially seeds through repayment in kind after harvesting and support agricultural extension to be more efficient and effective in transferring the recommended improved technologies. Resolution of Darfur security problems in addition to solution of other problems facing agricultural production such as pests, marketing, desertification, drinking water, grazing …etc are also essential

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