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International Journal of Agricultural Research
  Year: 2022 | Volume: 17 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 165-172
DOI: 10.3923/ijar.2022.165.172
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Assessment of Value Chain Governance and Preference Along Sesame Value Chain in North-Western, Nigeria

Y.N. Katanga and U. Haruna

Background and Objective: Owing to the paradigm shift in interest to use the value chain approaches to promote agricultural products competitiveness, increase the wealth of actors and an understanding of the factors and activities involved from conception to consumption of a product. The study assessed the sesame value chain governance and preferences in North-Western Nigeria. Materials and Methods: A multi-stage sampling procedure was adopted to select a total of 138 sesame value chain actors (farmers, traders, processors and exporters) using a combination of purposive and random selection techniques. The data were collected using questionnaires and subjected to descriptive statistics and hedonic regression analysis. Results: The result shows that sesame price control along the value chain was in the hands of traders (59.4%), followed by exporters with 23.2%. Similarly, traders (54.3%) bargained higher than the other actors in the sesame value chain. In terms of the value chain governance, the traders (65.2%) controlled the market information flow higher than the other actors. Similarly, smaller seed sizes (p<0.01) and local seed varieties (p<0.05) were found to be statistically significant concerning preference. Conclusion: Seed colour, size, variety and composition with foreign bodies were the physical characteristics affecting sesame preference and prices along the value chain. Thus, to improve efficiency, the sesame value chain should be well developed to incorporate financiers and other regulators.
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Y.N. Katanga and U. Haruna, 2022. Assessment of Value Chain Governance and Preference Along Sesame Value Chain in North-Western, Nigeria. International Journal of Agricultural Research, 17: 165-172.

DOI: 10.3923/ijar.2022.165.172






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