International Journal of Agricultural Policy and Research
Vol.4 (9), pp. 157-201, September 2016
Available online at https://www.journalissues.org/IJAPR/
Article 16/ID/JPR065/05/ pages
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Original Research Article
Analysis of cowpea marketing channel in Kiyawa Local Government Area of Jigawa State, Nigeria
*Katanga Y. N., Hussain I., Wudil A. H. and Haruna U.
Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension,Federal University Dutse, Jigawa State, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author Email: yaunuhu(at)yahoo.com
The study examined economic analysis of cowpea marketing in Kiyawa Local Government Area, Jigawa State. Three markets (Shuwarin, Kiyawa and Balago) were purposively selected; questionnaire was administered to collect information from 132 cowpea marketers, which were randomly selected. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and chat. The results indicated that, the respondents had a mean age of 39.7 years, mean household size of 12 persons and mean years of cowpea marketing experiences was 10 years. 98.5% of the respondents were male, while 93.2% were married and above half (57.57%) of the respondents belong to cowpea marketing associations. 66.7% of the respondents’ sourced their capital through personal savings. There were two channels of cowpea marketing. The major constraints to cowpea marketing in the study area are transportation problems, insufficient capital, price uncertainty and storage problem, respectively. To improve marketing of cowpea, marketers are encouraged to form cooperative group in order to checkmate some of their problems.
Key words: Cowpea, marketing channel, Kiyawa, Jigawa