KOLA-NUT TRANSPORTATION IN NIGERIA: A CASE STUDY OF REMO-LAND, OGUN STATE

Okunola, Abiodun A. and Alhassan, Elijah A. and Oyeleke, I. F. and Raphael, O. D. and Adekanye, T. A. (2019) KOLA-NUT TRANSPORTATION IN NIGERIA: A CASE STUDY OF REMO-LAND, OGUN STATE. International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology (IJCIET), 10 (1). pp. 833-843. ISSN 0976-6308; Online: 0976-6316

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Abstract

Transportation is a crucial factor in improving agricultural productivity. It enhances the quality of life of the people, creates a market for agricultural produce, facilitates interaction among geographical and economic regions and opened up new areas to economic focus. The link between the farmers and consumers is enhanced by efficient transport mechanism for constant inflow of farm produce. The economic investigation into how this process is undertaken is necessary for the profitability of any business venture. This research investigates the crucial role transportation plays in kola nut production using survey research technique. A total of 100 respondents were randomly selected and interviewed using well-structured questionnaires. This represents 20% of the registered kola nut farmers in Remo land, Ogun state. Sagamu Local Government Area has 40% of the respondents while 30% each were from Ikenne and Remo North Local Government Areas. The obtained data were analysed using descriptive statistics. This study revealed that an improved transportation will encourage farmers to produce more, add value to their produce, and reduce spoilage and wastage. Efficient transport helps to move inputs and workers to and fro the farm as well as products to markets and agro-allied industries. Adequate transportation have positive impact on farmers’ productivity, income, employment and poverty reduction in the rural areas.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Depositing User: Mr DIGITAL CONTENT CREATOR LMU
Date Deposited: 09 May 2019 13:53
Last Modified: 09 May 2019 13:53
URI: https://eprints.lmu.edu.ng/id/eprint/2155

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