African Journal of
Marketing Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Mark. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2421
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMM
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 153

Review

The role of Agricultural market reform in enhancing farmers’ income in Nigeria

Nwauwa Linus Onyeka Ezealaji*
  • Nwauwa Linus Onyeka Ezealaji*
  • Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
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Kemisola O. Adenegan
  • Kemisola O. Adenegan
  • Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 15 March 2011
  •  Accepted: 09 June 2014
  •  Published: 31 July 2014

Abstract

Agricultural market reforms are imperative, given the yearly experiences of small scale farmers in marketing their produce. The outcome of farmers’ efforts has not translated into commensurate income overtime. However, reformative efforts at improving value chain, productivity and market access have culminated into a wide range of technological solutions in the recent times. Efforts should therefore be concentrated on reforms aimed at not only adding value to agricultural products but to the development of market infrastructure and adoption of information and communication technology (ICT) information solutions. These are keys to resolving the chain problems and ensuring enhanced welfare of farmers.The paper recommends that promoting smallholder production of export crops should have beneficial impacts on agricultural production in general and on the food security and income of smallholder farmers in particular.

Key words: Agricultural marketing systems, market reforms, farmers and Nigeria.