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Analysis of Credit Access among Cassava Value Chain Actors in Benue State, Nigeria

Elaigwu Christopher Ogbanje, O. Mary Odah and A. Mohammed Yahaya
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Elaigwu Christopher Ogbanje: Department of Agribusiness, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria
O. Mary Odah: Department of Agribusiness, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria
A. Mohammed Yahaya: Department of Agricultural Extension and Communication, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria

Journal of Asian Scientific Research, 2019, vol. 9, issue 1, 1-9

Abstract: The study examined credit access among cassava value chain actors in Benue State, Nigeria. Stratified random sampling technique was used to select 230 respondents, comprising 138 producers, 40 processors and 52 marketers. Primary data were collected using structured questionnaires. While frequency distribution, mean standard deviation and coefficient of variation were used to realise the objectives, Kruskal-Wallis (H) and one-way analysis of variance were used to test hypotheses one and two, respectively, for the study. The result showed that processors had more access to credit (75.00 %), while marketers obtained more average credit amount (N69,519.00) than the other actors. Findings further showed that the Chi-square statistic (25.56) of Kruskal-Wallis (H) was statistically significant (p

Keywords: Cassava; Value chain; Agricultural credit; Kruskal-Wallis; ANOVA; Benue State. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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