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Effect of market participation on food security among smallholder sorghum farmers in Kwara State, Nigeria

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dc.contributor.author Salami, M.F.
dc.contributor.author Osasona, K.K.
dc.contributor.author Akinsola, G.O.
dc.contributor.author Akanbi, S.U.O.
dc.contributor.author Durosaye, M.T.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-19T09:52:52Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-19T09:52:52Z
dc.date.issued 2020-10-16
dc.identifier.citation Salami, M.F., K.K. Osasona, G.O. Akinsola, S.U.O. Akanbi, M.T. Durosaye. 2020. ”Effect of market participation on food security among smallholder sorghum farmers in Kwara State, Nigeria”. Cercetări Agronomice în Moldova 53 (3): 330-336. DOI: 10.46909/cerce-2020-029. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.uaiasi.ro/xmlui/handle/20.500.12811/233
dc.description.abstract It is paradoxical to note that food insecurity remains a menace among many African farmers’ households. There are arguments for and against smallholder farmers' market participation as a pathway for ensuring household food security. The paper therefore examined the market participation- food security relationship using smallholder sorghum farmers in Kwara State, as a case study. Primary data were obtained from 112 sorghum farming households using the semi-structured interview survey method. Descriptive statistic (frequencies and percentages), Crop output market participation index, Logistic regression model and Tobit regression model was used to analyse the data obtained. The result revealed that market participation positively and significantly contributes to the food security status of the sorghum farmers. Also, household size, farm output quantity, access to market information, access to credit and farm power types were the factors influencing the level of market participation in the study area. Therefore, all factors that will aid farmers' market participation should be pursued. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher "Ion Ionescu de la Brad" University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Iași en_US
dc.subject food insecurity en_US
dc.subject tobit regression en_US
dc.subject farm output en_US
dc.subject credit en_US
dc.title Effect of market participation on food security among smallholder sorghum farmers in Kwara State, Nigeria en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.author.affiliation M.F. Salami, K.K. Osasona, G.O. Akinsola, S.U.O. Akanbi, M.T. Durosaye, Department of Agricultural Economics and Farm management, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
dc.publicationName Cercetări Agronomice în Moldova
dc.volume 53
dc.issue 3
dc.publicationDate 2020
dc.startingPage 330
dc.endingPage 336
dc.identifier.eissn 2067-1865
dc.identifier.doi 10.46909/cerce-2020-029


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