THE IMPACT OF RURAL ROADS ON AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA: A CASE STUDY OF KWARA STATE
Keywords:Rural roads, Agricultural development, Agricultural products, Kwara State.
This study was carried out with the aim of evaluating the impact of rural roads on agricultural development. The findings reveal that farmers incur lower marketing cost, have access to wider markets, experience little or no delay in moving their produce and hence incur less losses due to damages; most important of all, they receive better prices for their products. These better prices act as incentives for increases in production which enhance the income of the farmers and improve their socio-economic conditions leading to over development of the rural areas. The major recommendation that emanates from this work is that government should intensify its activities in the area of road construction in the rural areas.