Nsikak-Abasi A. Etim

Nsikak-Abasi A. Etim
University of Uyo | UNIUYO · Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension

B.Agric(First Class Honours) Agricultural Economics and Extension ,University of Uyo - 1999

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June 2000 - April 2022
University of Uyo
Position
  • Senior Lecturer
Description
  • Nsikak-Abasi Etim holds Doctorate in Resource and Environmental Economics from Michael Okpara University of Agriculture,Umudike. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria and has 22 years experience within and outside the university. His areas of research are development, resource and environmental economics with foci on efficiency and poverty issues in the context of production and environment.
Education
May 2004 - November 2007
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike
Field of study
  • Agricultural Economics
September 2000 - April 2002
University of Ibadan
Field of study
  • Agricultural Economics
October 1992 - October 1998
University of Uyo
Field of study
  • Agricultural Economics and Extension

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Publications (52)
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Although, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are faced with numerous challenges that threaten their existence and survival, it is widely recognized that they are the major drivers of sustainable economic growth, sources of income and panacea for poverty reduction in developing countries. This precocity of small entrepreneurial organizations in ent...
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The oil-producing communities generate more than 80 percent of Nigeria earnings from crude oil. Unfortunately, the oil has not shown enough prosperity in the oil-producing communities as the standard of living of the people is worsening by the day with little attention to the provision of infrastructure. Besides, there is evidence of widespread and...
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It is widely recognized that Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are the major drivers of sustainable economic growth, sources of income generation and panacea for poverty reduction in developing countries. Unfortunately, they are faced with numerous challenges that threaten their existence and survival. This precarity of small entrepreneurial orga...
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The use of a plethora of poverty indexes is sometimes fraught with difficulties. The purpose of this research was to quantitatively assess poverty and to examine the robustness of the poverty metrics. Selecting representative farm homes required a multistage sample technique, which was implemented. A total of 150 rural homes were surveyed using que...
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The use of a plethora of poverty indexes is sometimes fraught with difficulties. The purpose of this research was to quantitatively assess poverty and to examine the robustness of the poverty metrics. Selecting representative farm homes required a multistage sample technique, which was implemented. A total of 150 rural homes were surveyed using que...
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In spite of the enormous benefits derivable from pig production, farmers are yet to fully maximize output due largely to inefficiency in the use of resources. An empirical study was carried out to examine the technical efficiency of resource use in swine production under different waste management strategies. Multistage sampling procedure was emplo...
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The use of a plethora of poverty indexes is sometimes fraught with difficulties. The purpose of this research was to quantitatively assess poverty and to examine the robustness of the poverty metrics. Selecting representative farm homes required a multistage sample technique, which was implemented. A total of 150 rural homes were surveyed using que...
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In spite of the numerous poverty reduction policies and programs of successive administrations in Nigeria, the generality of the populace are still in a web of deprivation and hunger. It is apparent that government is unable to stem the tide of poverty and thus the need for surrogate stakeholders to lift the poor out of poverty. Therefore, an empir...
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Quality technical education on healthcare technologies is still inaccessible to young adults in low-resource settings due to high costs, low-tech environments, and gaps in learning materials. The online and open-source collaborative Project-Based Learning (PBL) methodology intends to introduce early-career engineers into the development of healthca...
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Farmer organizations are effective mechanisms for increasing agricultural production, darners income and reducing poverty. Regrettably, farmers have not taken advantage of the lofty benefits accruable to those who voluntarily join these organizations. The study estimated the factors influencing households decision to participate in cooperative orga...
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This paper examined inflation and investment relationship based on data in Ghana between 1990 and 2017 applying an autoregressive distributed lag model. Results revealed that inflation and investment are cointegrated. Furthermore, both short run and long run have positive causality running from investment to inflation, this supports that fiscal pol...
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Majority of the poor in Nigeria lack access to basic financial services which are a sine qua non for improved livelihood. In most cases, they are often excluded from formal opportunities for financial services leaving them only with informal alternatives. But credit availability to the poor in the rural areas is critical to reducing poverty. An emp...
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This study examined the effect of trade openness, exchange rate, and exchange rate volatility on economic growth of Ghana considering the regular relationship among trade openness, exchange rate and growth for the period from 1980-2017. Evidence showed a long run equilibrium relationship between exchange rate and trade openness and economic growth....
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An empirical study was conducted to determine the relationship between higher education and environmental management. Through the multi-stage sampling procedure, the representative sample of 180 respondents were selected for the study. Primary data were obtained with the aid of questionnaire. Data were subjected to univariate probit regression anal...
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Majority of Nigeria's rural poor especially smallholder farmers who rely on agricultural production for their subsistence face considerable difficulties in increasing productivity due to the adverse impact of changes in climate. But migrant remittance has become an important part of the strategy for rural households to cope with negative environmen...
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Youths are successor farming generation and therefore the future of food security. At present, they constitute about 60% of Nigeria’s population and have over the years contributed significantly to national development. Unfortunately, the present environment makes it difficult to explore their full potentials in production through participation in...
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The long term impact of climate change is likely to affect food security and therefore prompts the agricultural sector to be more resilient to production and market risk, and uncertainties caused by these changes in climate. Choosing from a wide range of risk management tools can help farmers manage uncertainties and adapt to climate change. Howeve...
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There was a rapid migration from poor rural areas to swollen urban areas in search of better jobs and life. While some local immigrants have managed to find a better life, most immigrants cannot guarantee the improvement of the quality of life as they hoped. It has become a nightmare of economic and food insecurity. A study was conducted to determi...
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The rise in population amidst climate change has exerted undue pressure on food production and security. Rice production has also been adversely affected by rising temperature and varying rainfall resulting in reduced productivity. In order to cope with the negative impact of climate change events on rice production, farmers need strengthen and imp...
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As urbanization increases, the locus of poverty is slowly shifting from rural to urban areas in what is known as urbanization of poverty. Thus, understanding how urban food system operate and finding ways to ensure that they remain sustainable is a mounting preoccupation. But urban livestock production has the potential to provide a significant con...
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Government expenditure has been considered to be having an extent of impact on economic performance at both sectoral level and aggregate national level. Evidence from literature, however shows that this notion has not been generally accepted across countries and sectors. Considering the significance of agriculture in an economy most especially in A...
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In Nigeria, agriculture plays a significant role in growth and development of the economy. To sustain this development however, an active population comprising the youths should be encouraged to participate effectively in agricultural activities. Many factors are responsible for the low participation of youths in agriculture. An empirical study was...
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In Nigeria, agriculture plays a significant role in growth and development of the economy. To sustain this development however, an active population comprising the youths should be encouraged to participate effectively in agricultural activities. Many factors are responsible for the low participation of youths in agriculture. An empirical study was...
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Indigenous vegetables have historically played an important role in farming and consumption systems in Nigeria. Vegetable production like any other farming activity requires the use of inputs as efficiently as possible to optimize production. To identify the sources of efficiency among indigenous vegetable farmers, the stochastic frontier productio...
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Most of the population of Nigeria is rural and agriculture is the mainstay of the impoverished people’s livelihood. This paper estimated the determinants of rural poverty in Nigeria using the Tobit regression model. Through the multistage sampling technique, primary data were obtained from 150 rural farming households using a questionnaire. The Res...
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A s cost of living rises and people's wages / salaries do not cover their basic food and dietary needs, interest in part-time farming has risen. Part-time farming activities are being practiced by different people as a food security strategy from vulnerable households. But these part-time farms have had limited success in providing food/nutrition s...
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The research was conducted in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria to estimate the determinants of poverty among rural farming households in the area. Multistage sampling technique was used and data were obtained from primary source using a structured questionnaire. Tobit regression model was used to analyse the determinants...
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This study estimated the correlates of potable water demand among farming households through the use of cross-sectional data collected from 100 households in Abak, Nigeria. Based on the fact that heterogeneity and homogeneity exist within and among the clans and also to ensure equal representation of people from all social strata and income groups,...
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This paper examined the changing pattern of rainfall in Akwa Ibom State and discussed the implications thereof for environmental development. Using annual rainfall total from 1977 to 2006 obtained as secondary data from University of Uyo meteorological service, inter-annual variability was examined. The trend of variability over the years was compu...
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Poverty among rural farming households was investigated using the Foster, Greer, Thorbecke (FGT) weighted poverty index. Farm-level survey data from 150 farming households were obtained using well structured questionnaire. The households were selected through the multi-stage sampling procedure. The monthly mean per adult equivalent household expend...
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Human population growth have fueled unprecedented rise in the demand for animal protein. This creates undue pressure in the market, but presents opportunities for the poor and hungry people who engage in farming activities to enhance their livelihood and welfare. But despite the involvement of rural households in various farming activities includin...
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Health and nutritional status affect the capacity to learn, which in turn determines productivity and economic growth. This paper employs a cross-sectional set of data from 120 rice farmers in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. These data were collected with the aid of questionnaire using simple random sampling technique. Descriptive statistical tools were...
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This study analyzed the domestic water consumption pattern of farming households through the use of cross-sectional data collected from 100 households in Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. The study utilized both exploratory statistical techniques and econometric procedure in data analysis. Findings revealed that though, the num...
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The technical efficiency of cassava farms in Akwa Ibom State was investigated using a stochastic frontier production function which incorporated a model for the technical inefficiency effects. Farm-level data from 180 cassava farmers were obtained using well structured questionnaire. Variables included in the model for the inefficiency effects are...
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Information on economics of production of minor vegetables is largely limited. This is the case for waterleaf [Talinum triangulare (Jacq). Wild]. Farm-level, output-oriented technical efficiency indices were estimated by fitting stochastic production frontier functions to survey data collected from waterleaf producers. By use of the Maximum Likelih...
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Stochastic frontier production function, which incorporates a model for technical inefficiency effect was employed to investigate the technical efficiency of family farms. Farm-level survey data from 60 family farmers were obtained using well structured questionnaire. Extension contact, years of experience, age and level of educational attainment o...
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As poverty systematically deepens and people's meager incomes do not cover their basic food and dietary needs, interest in fishing and fish farming has increased even in areas, where the practice was un-common. Many families particularly in the coastal areas have taken fishing as a food and nutrition security strategy. But, this economic activity h...
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As poverty systematically deepens and people's meager incomes do not cover their basic food and dietary needs, interest in urban farming has increased, even in areas, where the practice was un-common. Urban farming is now being promoted by different families, as a food security strategy for vulnerable urban families. But these farms have had limite...

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