International Journal of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development

International Journal of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development ISSN: 2716-7969 Vol. 6(5), pp. 167-172, December, 2020.  © Advanced Scholars Journals

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Perceived Effect of Different Transportation means on Food Crop Production in Oyo State, Nigeria

Daud S.A.1* Amao O.1, Popoola O.M.2, Ajibade A.J.2, Ayodele M.A.2 and Ogunsola T.O.2

 

*1Department of Agricultural Extension and Management, Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, P.M.B. 10, Igboora

2Department of Agricultural Technology, Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, P.M.B. 10, Igboora

Corresponding Email: omotosoabeebtunde@yahoo.com +2348066643962

Accepted 28 August,

Abstract

The study focused on perceived effect of different transportation means on food crop production in Oyo State, Nigeria. Multistage sampling technique was used to select 190 food crop farmers from two Agricultural Zone (Ibadan/Ibarapa and Saki) in Oyo State. Structured questionnaire was used to obtain needed information from the respondents. Descriptive statistics was used to analyzed the data. Results revealed that majority (74.74%) of the respondents were male with mean age, household size and farming experience estimated at 46 years, 5 persons and 13 years respectively. The major means of transporting food crops across the study area were Head porterage (56% farm to farm), 64.21% for farm to farmstead and 1.05% for village to village transporting of agricultural produce. About 60.00% and 68.42% of the respondents strongly agreed on bad road and high transportation cost as main constraint faced in means of transporting agricultural produces in Oyo state. The result concluded insufficient vehicle, high cost of transportation, low traffic volume and fuel scarcity were major constraints faced in the course of food crop transportation. The study recommended that there should be provision of good and accessible road to ease the means of transporting food crop production across the study area.

Keywords: Constraints, Farmstead, Food crops, Head Porterage, Multistage,

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