Economic Appraisal of Kano River Irrigation Project (KRIP) Kano State, Nigeria

Economic Appraisal of Kano River Irrigation Project (KRIP) Kano State, Nigeria

1Yakubu A.A., 2K.M. Baba and 3I.Mohammed

1Department of Agricultural Economics Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria;
2Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension Technology, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria;
3Agricultural Economics and Extension Programme, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria

American Journal of Agricultural Research

The Kano River Irrigation (KRIP) is under the Hadejia Jamma’are River Basin Development Authourity (HJRBDA). It covers a total of 62,000.ha of land .The project was established to boost sustainable agricultural productivity of the climo-adaphic environment of the densely populated Kano in northwestern, Nigeria. The area receives a rainfall of less than 700 mm annually, this call’s for an alternative means of sustaining the population agriculturally. The general impression of irrigation project experience of Nigeria is that performance of most irrigation projects fall below pre-project expectation. Consequently irrigation project is viewed with circumspection in some quarters. The focus of the paper is to economically appraise growth of KRIP for 30 years from 1984. Modern discounting measures of Net Present Value (NPV) and Benefit Cost Ratio (BCR) were used to assess the project’s four major crops: Rice, wheat, maize and tomato cultivated in the rainy and dry seasons. The result of the measures showed high positive values for both single and combined seasons. It was concluded that KRIP is the most economically viable, successful and sustainable project in Nigeria, and West Africa at large. It was recommended that remaining part of the project be completed in order to have full benefit of the project.

Keywords: Economic analysis, KRIP, rainy season, dry season, combine season, NPV, BCR.

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Yakubu A.A., K.M. Baba and I.Mohammed.Economic Appraisal of Kano River Irrigation Project (KRIP) Kano State, Nigeria. American Journal of Agricultural Research, 2018,3:26.

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