Spatial Profit Differential of Yam Marketing in Gombe Metropolis, Gombe State, Nigeria.

Hamidu K., Adamu Y., Mohammed S. Y.


The study examines the spatial profit differentials of yam marketing in Gombe metropolis. Primary data were collected using questionnaires which were administered to 40 randomly selected respondents, 10 from each selected markets. Farm budget model was used to analyse the data. The result indicated that 60% of the respondents were within the age bracket of 21 to 40 years and the literacy level of the respondents was moderate, where those with primary and secondary education constituted 25% each  out of the total respondent. The highest profit was realised in Pantami market with N19.2/tube and the lowest was in Gombe Old market with N32.5/tube. The major constraints to yam marketing were insufficient capital with 32.5 percent while high cost of transportation and poor storage facilities constituted 25% each. It was therefore recommended that appropriate means of products  preservation and famers should form associations in order to  have access to loans which  would boast yam marketing.

Keywords: Spatial, Differential, Marketing, Yam

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