Year 2018, Volume 2, Issue 3, Pages 287 - 297 2018-09-30

Effect of Post-Harvest Losses of Tomato Fruits on the Income of the Marketers in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria
Effect of Post-Harvest Losses of Tomato Fruits on the Income of the Marketers in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria

Alaba Olanike Ojo [1] , Michael Akindele Ojo [2] , Amina Mustapha [3]

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Post-harvest losses of food crops, especially fruits and vegetables, are common phenomena in developing countries. Data were analysed with Ordinary Least Square technique and descriptive statistics. The results revealed that tomato marketing was male-dominated with a mean age of 36 years. The findings also revealed a gini-coefficient of 0.4 and that quantity of tomato fruits, time tomato fruits spent on farm after maturity and time taken before tomato is sold to consumers had significant effect on the income of the marketers. The major constraints faced by the marketers included bad road, inadequate storage facilities and, seasonality. It is therefore recommended that government should encourage the establishment of more tomato processing industries to purchase excess tomato fruits during the glut season.

Post-harvest losses of food crops, especially fruits and vegetables, are common phenomena in developing countries. Data were analysed with Ordinary Least Square technique and descriptive statistics. The results revealed that tomato marketing was male-dominated with a mean age of 36 years. The findings also revealed a gini-coefficient of 0.4 and that quantity of tomato fruits, time tomato fruits spent on farm after maturity and time taken before tomato is sold to consumers had significant effect on the income of the marketers. The major constraints faced by the marketers included bad road, inadequate storage facilities and, seasonality. It is therefore recommended that government should encourage the establishment of more tomato processing industries to purchase excess tomato fruits during the glut season.
  • Reference 1 Dr. A. A. A. Coker Dept. of Agricultural Economics, F.U.T., Minna
  • Reference 2: Prof. L. Tanko Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management, F.U.T., Minna
  • Reference 3: Dr. C.O, Adebayo Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management, F.U.T., Minna
Primary Language en
Subjects Economics
Journal Section Makaleler
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0001-6155-3459
Author: Alaba Olanike Ojo
Institution: Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State
Country: Nigeria


Orcid: 0000-0003-4011-4427
Author: Michael Akindele Ojo
Institution: Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria
Country: Nigeria


Orcid: 0000-0002-9168-0640
Author: Amina Mustapha
Institution: Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State
Country: Nigeria


Bibtex @research article { alanyaakademik387036, journal = {Alanya Akademik Bakış}, issn = {2547-9733}, eissn = {2651-4192}, address = {Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University School of Business}, year = {2018}, volume = {2}, pages = {287 - 297}, doi = {10.29023/alanyaakademik.387036}, title = {Effect of Post-Harvest Losses of Tomato Fruits on the Income of the Marketers in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria}, key = {cite}, author = {Ojo, Alaba Olanike and Ojo, Michael Akindele and Mustapha, Amina} }
APA Ojo, A , Ojo, M , Mustapha, A . (2018). Effect of Post-Harvest Losses of Tomato Fruits on the Income of the Marketers in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria. Alanya Akademik Bakış, 2 (3), 287-297. DOI: 10.29023/alanyaakademik.387036
MLA Ojo, A , Ojo, M , Mustapha, A . "Effect of Post-Harvest Losses of Tomato Fruits on the Income of the Marketers in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria". Alanya Akademik Bakış 2 (2018): 287-297 <http://dergipark.org.tr/alanyaakademik/issue/39670/387036>
Chicago Ojo, A , Ojo, M , Mustapha, A . "Effect of Post-Harvest Losses of Tomato Fruits on the Income of the Marketers in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria". Alanya Akademik Bakış 2 (2018): 287-297
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ISNAD Ojo, Alaba Olanike , Ojo, Michael Akindele , Mustapha, Amina . "Effect of Post-Harvest Losses of Tomato Fruits on the Income of the Marketers in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria". Alanya Akademik Bakış 2 / 3 (September 2018): 287-297. https://doi.org/10.29023/alanyaakademik.387036