ANALYSIS OF GINGER VALUE CHAIN IN KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA
- Abah Daniel Abah
- ( paper pages. 1 - 21 )
Nigeria ranks first in area under ginger cultivation in the world.However, its contribution to world ginger trade is the fifth largest.This study analysed the ginger value chain in Kaduna State, Nigeria.The population of the study comprised ginger-producing households.Kachia, Jaba, Kagarko and Jema’a local government areas werestudied. The multistage sampling technique was used for the studywhile a questionnaire and personal interviews were used for datacollection from 369 respondents. The UG1 ginger variety waspredominantly grown. The mean farm size was 2.40 hectares andmean output was 29.4 MT/ hectare. The major processing activitieswere cleaning, slicing, drying, sorting and packing. The value-addedactivities were washing, cleaning, drying, grading, bulking,transportation, storage, powder and drink production. Ginger powderand drink had higher profit margins. Access to finance and credit wasa major weakness among actors. The study recommends research intohigh yielding varieties; formation/revival/strengthening of marketingassociations and linkage to financial institutions for finance andcredit.
Abah Daniel Abah.
"ANALYSIS OF GINGER VALUE CHAIN IN KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA"
The Nigerian Journal of Economic and Social Studies,
61 (3): 1 - 21.