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Problems associated with agricultural produce marketing in Nigeria: the experience of milled rice women marketers from southern Taraba State, Nigeria.

N*Musa, Y.N1, Reuben,J2 and Magaji, I. Y3


This study investigates the problems of milled rice marketing among women marketers of southern Taraba state, Nigeria. Questionnaires and interview schedules were employed to collect data from sixty (60) milled rice women marketers from three purposively selected Local Government Areas (LGAs) namely Donga, Takum and Wukari LGAs and simple random sampling technique was adopted in the selection of respondents for the study. The results indicated that the major milled rice marketing problems include inadequate credit facilities, transportation problems, and inadequate market infrastructures. Responses of the selected respondents show that they are in dire need of agricultural marketing information. To improve milled rice marketing and reduce poverty among the women marketers, it is recommended that adequate funds, transportation facilities, market infrastructures and agricultural extension services be provided by government and Non-Governmental Organization (NGOs). Also women marketers should form themselves into market cooperatives to enable them obtain credit facilities from banks and other financial institutions in order to expand their marketing activities.

Key words: Agricultural produce, milled rice.

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