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Determinants of farmer participation in direct marketing channels: A case study for cassava in the Oyo State of Nigeria
Año:2018
Áreas de investigación
  • Ciencias naturales y ciencias de la salud
Datos
Descripción
Improving rural farmers? access to direct agricultural markets is required to ensure sustainable supply of food. Rural farmers in the developing world account for the largest share of food supply including cassava. Globally, cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is recognised as an important source of valuable semi-processed industrial raw materials such as ethanol, high-quality cassava ?our and starch. However, there is less empirical research on rural farmers? participation in direct marketing channels in the cassava sector. This study focused on analysing the determinants of farmer participation in direct marketing channels using the case of the cassava sector in the Oyo State of Nigeria. The Bivariate Tobit model was applied in the empirical analysis, based on a primary dataset generated from 400 rural cassava farmers from the Oyo State of Nigeria. The result showed that, in general, farmers sold a higher percentage of their cassava output to processors. The Bivariate Tobit results showed that human capital, physical capital, social capital, and market conditions had signifcant effects on farmers? decisions on whether to sell their cassava output directly to processors or middlemen. On the contrary, natural and fnancial capitals did not signifcantly affect farmers? marketing channel decision. The study recommends that policy instruments should target improving road networks in rural areas, enhancing farmers? access to market information, and increasing membership of farmer association to ensure an active participation of farmers in the direct marketing channels.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research
ISSN
1695-971X
Factor de impacto JCR
0,687
Información de impacto
Datos JCR del año 2016
Volumen
16
DOI
10.5424/sjar/2018162-12076
Número de revista
2
Desde la página
1
Hasta la página
17
Mes
JUNIO
Ranking
Q3
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Participantes
  • Autor: Emmanuel Donkor (UPM)
  • Autor: Stephen Onakuse (University College Cork, Ireland)
  • Autor: Joe Bogue (University College Cork)
  • Autor: Ignacio de los Rios Carmenado (UPM)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Planificación y Gestión sostenible del desarrollo rural/local
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Agroforestal
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