Table of Content, July 2020 | AJAR

Title Cost And Return Analysis Of Catfish Marketing Among Fish Farming Household In Kano State, Nigeria
Ambit Journal of Agricultural Research (Ajar). July 2020 Vol. 4(1)
Authors Umoru, G.I, Ibrahim U.M and Buhari A K
Published on 28 July 2020     Pages: 155-168     Article Id : AJAR203    
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The study analyzed the cost-benefit of Fresh catfish marketing in Kano State Nigeria. Multi-stage sampling technique was employed for the study. Kano is grouped into three agricultural zones: namely Zone I, Zone II, and Zone III.  One Local Government Area was purposively selected from each zone based on the performance of fish farming and marketing. Bebeji Local Government Area was selected from Zone I, Bagwai Local Government Area was selected from zone II, and Fagge Local Government Area was selected from zone III.  A total number of 32 wholesalers and 95 retailers where used for the study fish marketers were used to form the sample frame for the research. The data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics, net marketing merging cost and return analysis and Gini co-efficient cost and return analysis The result of costs and returns analysis showed that fresh catfish marketing was found to be profitable because the total cost 56,506.88 and the revenue was N 54,556.88 which gave net Marketing Merging of N.9578.375. The return per naira invested was 1.16 kobo as profit. However, fresh catfish marketing in the study area shows that the Gini coefficient of 0.583 indicates a high level of concentration and consequently high inefficiency in the market structure. Following the findings of this research work, it could be concluded that fresh catfish marketing was dominated by male middle age group, mostly married with informal education, majority of fresh catfish marketers sourced funds for this business from their personnel savings. Fresh catfish marketers were also found to be profitable because every amount of money invest there will be a return from the investment.

 

Title Mechanizing Agriculture Is Key To Food Security In Nigeria (review)
Ambit Journal of Agricultural Research (Ajar). July 2020 Vol. 4(1)
Authors Lawal A. T., Barau, S.S and Umoru GI
Published on 28 July 2020     Pages: 138-149     Article Id : AJAR203    
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The task of assuring food sufficiency is large and complex. Action needs to be taken simultaneously at the household, national and global levels. The Nigerian economy has what it takes to be food-sufficient and secure given the enormous natural endowment in the land, labour, capital, vegetation, etc. Nigeria could be food-secure if it adopts and faithfully encourage and engage in adaptive and innovative research towards the development of indigenous machines for farming and processing techniques. However, appropriate agricultural mechanization technology for Nigeria must evolve from a gradual development of indigenous technology for Nigerian agriculture. The mechanization approach must be an integrated one to include most, if not all, the agricultural production processes and operations and must also be part of and include the essential elements of the overall agricultural and rural development strategies to get to the roots of rural poverty.

Title Marketing Efficiency Of Honey In Kano State, Nigeria
Ambit Journal of Agricultural Research (Ajar). July 2020 Vol. 4(1)
Authors Barau, S.S, Lawal A. T.  and Dambazau, S.A
Published on 28 July 2020     Pages: 128-137     Article Id : AJAR202    
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The study examined the marketing efficiency of honey in Kano State, Nigeria. Three markets were purposively selected (Kurmi, Wambai and Hajj Camp markets) and a proportion of 50% of marketers was chosen from a sample size of 120, the sample size comprises 15 wholesalers and 45 retailers.
Structured questionnaires were used to collect data from marketers. The data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics, marketing margin, and marketing efficiency analysis. The result of the analysis revealed that honey marketing was a profitable and efficient venture with a marketing margin of 8.7 and 7.5 for both wholesalers and retailers with efficiencies of 252.2% and 277.8% respectively.
The majority of honey wholesale and retail marketers had the problem of adulteration with about 40% and 38.5% respectively. It was concluded that honey marketing was a lucrative business despite the presence of some constraints.