Yıl 2018, Cilt 2, Sayı 3, Sayfalar 287 - 297 2018-09-30

Effect of Post-Harvest Losses of Tomato Fruits on the Income of the Marketers in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria
Effect of Post-Harvest Losses of Tomato Fruits on the Income of the Marketers in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria

Alaba Olanike Ojo [1] , Michael Akindele Ojo [2] , Amina Mustapha [3]

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Post-harvest losses of food crops, especially fruits and vegetables, are common phenomena in developing countries. Data were analysed with Ordinary Least Square technique and descriptive statistics. The results revealed that tomato marketing was male-dominated with a mean age of 36 years. The findings also revealed a gini-coefficient of 0.4 and that quantity of tomato fruits, time tomato fruits spent on farm after maturity and time taken before tomato is sold to consumers had significant effect on the income of the marketers. The major constraints faced by the marketers included bad road, inadequate storage facilities and, seasonality. It is therefore recommended that government should encourage the establishment of more tomato processing industries to purchase excess tomato fruits during the glut season.

Post-harvest losses of food crops, especially fruits and vegetables, are common phenomena in developing countries. Data were analysed with Ordinary Least Square technique and descriptive statistics. The results revealed that tomato marketing was male-dominated with a mean age of 36 years. The findings also revealed a gini-coefficient of 0.4 and that quantity of tomato fruits, time tomato fruits spent on farm after maturity and time taken before tomato is sold to consumers had significant effect on the income of the marketers. The major constraints faced by the marketers included bad road, inadequate storage facilities and, seasonality. It is therefore recommended that government should encourage the establishment of more tomato processing industries to purchase excess tomato fruits during the glut season.
  • Reference 1 Dr. A. A. A. Coker Dept. of Agricultural Economics, F.U.T., Minna
  • Reference 2: Prof. L. Tanko Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management, F.U.T., Minna
  • Reference 3: Dr. C.O, Adebayo Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management, F.U.T., Minna
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Orcid: 0000-0001-6155-3459
Yazar: Alaba Olanike Ojo
Kurum: Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State
Ülke: Nigeria


Orcid: 0000-0003-4011-4427
Yazar: Michael Akindele Ojo
Kurum: Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria
Ülke: Nigeria


Orcid: 0000-0002-9168-0640
Yazar: Amina Mustapha
Kurum: Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State
Ülke: Nigeria


Bibtex @araştırma makalesi { alanyaakademik387036, journal = {Alanya Akademik Bakış}, issn = {2547-9733}, address = {Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat Üniversitesi İşletme Fakültesi}, year = {2018}, volume = {2}, pages = {287 - 297}, doi = {10.29023/alanyaakademik.387036}, title = {Effect of Post-Harvest Losses of Tomato Fruits on the Income of the Marketers in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria}, key = {cite}, author = {Ojo, Michael Akindele and Mustapha, Amina and Ojo, Alaba Olanike} }
APA Ojo, A , Ojo, M , Mustapha, A . (2018). Effect of Post-Harvest Losses of Tomato Fruits on the Income of the Marketers in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria. Alanya Akademik Bakış, 2 (3), 287-297. DOI: 10.29023/alanyaakademik.387036
MLA Ojo, A , Ojo, M , Mustapha, A . "Effect of Post-Harvest Losses of Tomato Fruits on the Income of the Marketers in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria". Alanya Akademik Bakış 2 (2018): 287-297 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/alanyaakademik/issue/39670/387036>
Chicago Ojo, A , Ojo, M , Mustapha, A . "Effect of Post-Harvest Losses of Tomato Fruits on the Income of the Marketers in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria". Alanya Akademik Bakış 2 (2018): 287-297
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ISNAD Ojo, Alaba Olanike , Ojo, Michael Akindele , Mustapha, Amina . "Effect of Post-Harvest Losses of Tomato Fruits on the Income of the Marketers in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria". Alanya Akademik Bakış 2 / 3 (Eylül 2018): 287-297. http://dx.doi.org/10.29023/alanyaakademik.387036