Grain Market Characteristics in Kebbi State, Nigeria

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Abstract: Market characteristics vary between one season and another as such the variation inhibits effective 

marketing of grain. This paper assess grains market characteristics in 17 selected grain markets in the area using markets 

characteristics survey conducted in two seasons of dry and rainy within the fiscal year of 2018. The data were analyzed 

using descriptive statistics and t-test. The results show that there were fewer people participating in the market (about 

7markets reported) during rainy season than dry season, fewer bags of grain available for sale in the market during rainy 

seasons than dry observed in about 10 markets, about 3 markets reported of fewer laborers available for hire to load and 

off-load grain in the markets during rainy season, there were noticeable flooding in some markets and or on road near 

markets in about 5 markets visited out of 17. The t-test result revealed that there were no significant relationship between 

the variable tested (number of people, grain bags, number of laborers, and cost of storage) with probability values greater 

than 10% critical value. Grains marketing channel depict a route/pathway of grains trading between producer￾middlemen-processor-consumer, the result depict that major problems hindering effective trading are inadequate storage 

for grains(bigger stores, (82.35%), lack of drainages to prevent flood in the rainy season(70.58%),and banking/credit 

facilities as well as better road/parking space near markets(35.29%).

Keywords: Grain, Market, characteristics,

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APA

ABDULRAHMAN, A (2019). Grain Market Characteristics in Kebbi State, Nigeria. Afribary.com: Retrieved September 18, 2019, from https://afribary.com/works/grain-market-characteristics

MLA 8th

ALIYU, ABDULRAHMAN. "Grain Market Characteristics in Kebbi State, Nigeria" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 27 Aug. 2019, https://afribary.com/works/grain-market-characteristics . Accessed 18 Sep. 2019.

MLA7

ALIYU, ABDULRAHMAN. "Grain Market Characteristics in Kebbi State, Nigeria". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 27 Aug. 2019. Web. 18 Sep. 2019. < https://afribary.com/works/grain-market-characteristics >.

Chicago

ALIYU, ABDULRAHMAN. "Grain Market Characteristics in Kebbi State, Nigeria" Afribary.com (2019). Accessed September 18, 2019. https://afribary.com/works/grain-market-characteristics