Factors Affecting Smallholder Farmers Participation in Sesame Seed Marketing in Doma Local Government Area, Nasarawa State

Emmy Owoicho Okadonye *

Centre for Food Technology and Research (CEFTER), Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria.

Esther Seember Pinga

Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Benue State University, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria.

Akaa Bee Joseph

Department of Research, National Judicial Institute FCT, Abuja, Nigeria.

Iornem Shima Kennedy

Office of the Accountant General of the Federation FCT, Abuja, Nigeria.

Rengmang Rohop Saidu

Centre for Food Technology and Research (CEFTER), Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria.

Otokpa Sam Otse

Centre for Food Technology and Research (CEFTER), Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria.

Apochi Joshua Apochi

Department of Monitoring and Evaluation, Benue State FADAMA CARES Benue Agricultural and Rural Development Authority Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The study analyzed the factors affecting Smallholder Farmers’ Participation in Sesame Seed marketing in Doma LGA, Nasarawa State Nigeria. A total of 100 respondents were randomly sampled. Data analysis was performed using quantitative methodologies. The findings showed that multiple factors affect the marketing participation of smallholder sesame seed farmers, factors include the total produce of sesame seed, price of sesame seed, membership of farmer organization, road conditions, and access to market information. Also, the socio-demographic variables such as sex, age, and educational attainment affect farmers’ participation in the sesame seed market in Doma Local Government Area. Hypotheses testing particularly used the Pearson’s r correlation approach to deduce the outcome. Five policy recommendations were enumerated including improving market management, encouraging innovation, strengthening dialogue, building business sector capacity, and improving infrastructure and management.

Keywords: Smallholder, farmers, determinant factors, marketing, sesame seeds, economy


How to Cite

Okadonye , E. O., Pinga , E. S., Joseph , A. B., Kennedy, I. S., Saidu , R. R., Otse, O. S., & Apochi , A. J. (2023). Factors Affecting Smallholder Farmers Participation in Sesame Seed Marketing in Doma Local Government Area, Nasarawa State. Asian Journal of Food Research and Nutrition, 2(4), 441–450. Retrieved from https://journalajfrn.com/index.php/AJFRN/article/view/68

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