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