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Title: MARKETING OF SUGARCANE IN SOME SELECTED AREA OF NIGER STATE NIGERIA; A CASE STUDY OF KATCHA, BIDA, AND GBAKO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS.
Authors: LADAN, MOHAMMED TANIMU
Issue Date: Dec-2005
Abstract: This study focuses attention on the marketing of sugarcane in Niger State of Nigeria 10 localities from two local Government areas were selected for the study. A total of 150 questionnaires were administered to the respondents to generate primary data. However, secondary data were obtained from the documents of the Niger State Ministry Agriculture and natural Resources (MANR) and State Department of Commerce and Cooperatives. The Objectives of the study were to examine the socio-economic characteristics of respondents, examine the marketing functions of the re, spondents, determine the marketing Margin of the respondents, Identify the constraints to sugarcane marketing in the study area. Data was analyzed using Descriptive statistics and marketing margin analysis. The result of the analysis shows that majorly of the respondents (61.32%) were females and mostly married (58.67%) with their modal age group being 31-40 years. The marketers had formal education (90%) but only 26.66 had western education. Most of the respondents (72.67) had at least 10 years of marketing experience. Majority of the marketers (35.33%) obtained their supply from the wholesalers. The marketers were the source of capital for financing their business as revealed by 60% of the respondents. The result of the marketing margin Analysis shows that respondents had remained in the business because it profitable. The Net marketing margin was NI07.50. The problem of sugarcane marketing in the area include among others high transportation cost (16.49%), middlemen exploitation (13.19%) bad roads, (10.69%), shortage of capital (9.50), storage problems (7.39%) am, ong others. The study therefore recommended that government or non-government organizations should provide good goods efficient storage facilities, provide credit facilities etc. So as to bring the needed efficiency in sugarcane marketing.
Description: A RESEARCH PROJECT SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE A WARD OF BACHELOR TECHNOLOGY (B.TECH) DEGREE IN DEPARTMENT OF AGRIC ECONOMICS AND EXTENSION FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, MINNA
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