PROFITABILITY ANALYSIS OF MARKETING TOMATO IN ODEDA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

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Sanusi M. M. Dada O. D.

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This study assessed profitability of tomato marketing in Odeda Local Government Area,Ogun State. Primary data collected from 80 marketers from Olodo and Kila markets througha two-stage sampling technique were analyzed using descriptive statistics, budgetary techniques, student-t statistic and OLS regression model. Results showed that marketers in both markets were all females with an average age of 35 and 33 years in Olodo and Kila, respectively; About 45% and 38.% of the marketers in Olodo and Kila markets were married with an average household size of 5 (42.5%) and 4 (30%) persons, respectively. However,
35% each had 11 – 15 years marketing experience in both markets. Budgetary analysis showed that Olodo and Kila marketers had an average net profit of N16,300 and N11,550/basket/month with rate of return on investment of 0.35 and 0.21, respectively. The major constraints associated with tomato marketing were high cost of purchasing tomato (32.5% in Olodo and 25.0% in Kila), inadequate preservation (17.5% in Olodo and 15.0% in Kila), and high transportation cost (15.0% in Olodo and 20.0% in Kila). Regression analysis showed that transportation cost (p < 0.05), household size (p < 0.01) and income (p < 0.1) were the determinants of tomato marketing margin in both markets. T-test showed that there was a significant difference (p < 0.05) between the net profit of marketers in both markets. Tomato marketing was a profitable enterprise in the study area. It was recommended that identified constraints be addressed to enhance greater tomato marketing profit in the study area.

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M., Sanusi M.; D., Dada O.. PROFITABILITY ANALYSIS OF MARKETING TOMATO IN ODEDA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF OGUN STATE, NIGERIA. Ife Journal of Agriculture, [S.l.], v. 28, n. 2, p. 91-101, may 2017. ISSN 0331-6351. Available at: <https://ija.oauife.edu.ng/index.php/ija/article/view/38>. Date accessed: 18 nov. 2017.
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