Zeszyt 1 (47) 2018 , DOI: 10.17306/J.JARD.2018.00399
Adekemi Adebisola Obisesan
MARKET PARTICIPATION AND FOOD SECURITY OF CASSAVA FARMERS IN RURAL SOUTH WEST NIGERIA
Gaining better market access is a concern to smallholder
farmers in Africa. This study analyzed the market participation
and food security among cassava farmers in South
West Nigeria. Multi-stage sampling was employed in the
selection of respondents. Data were analyzed using descriptive
statistics, Foster–Greer–Thorbecke (FGT) indices, and
Tobit and logit regression models. The extent of market participation
among the farmers was found to be 0.56 ±0.13. The
level of education, off-farm income source, membership of
an association, years of experience, access to market information,
age and transportation costs significantly influenced
the extent of market participation. At the food insecurity line
of NGN 20,132.20 per annum, 61.53% of cassava farmers
were food insecure. Food insecurity is significantly affected
by the extent of market participation, gender, access to credit,
off-farm income source, yield, household size, primary occupation,
household income and access to market information.
Therefore, the government and other stakeholders should
devote attention to factors that increase market participation
and food security among the farmers. In Nigeria, the cassava
transformation project should not be limited to the provision
of improved production technologies but needs to be extended
to storage and marketing strategies in order to provide the
farmers with some guidance on how to deal with market glut.
Keywords: cassava, market access, food insecurity, Rural Nigeria
|MLA||Obisesan, Adekemi Adebisola. "MARKET PARTICIPATION AND FOOD SECURITY OF CASSAVA FARMERS IN RURAL SOUTH WEST NIGERIA." J. Agribus. Rural Dev. 47.1 (2018): 57-64.|
|APA||Adekemi Adebisola Obisesan (2018). MARKET PARTICIPATION AND FOOD SECURITY OF CASSAVA FARMERS IN RURAL SOUTH WEST NIGERIA. J. Agribus. Rural Dev. 47 (1), 57-64|
|ISO 690||OBISESAN, Adekemi Adebisola. MARKET PARTICIPATION AND FOOD SECURITY OF CASSAVA FARMERS IN RURAL SOUTH WEST NIGERIA. J. Agribus. Rural Dev., 2018, 47.1: 57-64.|
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