Meeting the Needs of Small Scale Farmers in Nigeria: The Commodity Price Broadcast Approach
Commodity price is a systematic process of disposing farm produce to give farmers a good remuneration for products. Giwa market from North West Zone was purposively choosen. 120 farmers were randomly selected from market surrounding villages. Information was obtained by the use of structured questionnaires. Data were analyzed by means of descriptive statistics which were used to describe the mean (x) distribution of the prices per commodity; bar charts and tables were used to present the result of the study. Farmers derived more information on market prices of agricultural produce and facilitated decision on what, how, when, and where to market their produce. This would aid farmers to have better earnings. The recommendations included: more market information from other location should be sought and intervention should be intensified to create more awareness on the importance of commodity price for agricultural and national development.
Keywords: Small scale farmers, farmers’ needs, commodity price broadcast.