The Effects of Postharvest Losses of Rice on the Income of Rice Farmers in Makurdi Local Government Area of Benue State Nigeria
This study checked the effects of postharvest losses of edible grain on income of edible grain farmers in Makurdi Local Government Area of Benue State. The study specifically checked the factors being the reason for postharvest losses of rice and the effect of postharvest deficits of rice on the gains of farmers. The modernization hypothesis was adopted as the hypothetical framework for the study. A sample of 399 rice builders were drawn in Makurdi utilizing the Taro Yamane formula. Information from respondents was wrested using determinable data collection methods. The findings from the study told that, several factors were being the reason for the postharvest losses of edible grain including inadequate deal with facilities animal/contagion attacks, inadequate storage conveniences, lack of modern science, negligence in monitoring edible grain along the supply chain and lack of instructional awareness on postharvest management of edible grain. The study further revealed that postharvest deficits of rice affect the profit of the farmers. The study then recommended sensitization of farmers through the appropriate agricultural instrumentalities on postproduction of rice, establishment of reserves for the protection of rice, institution of regulatory body to supervise the market price of edible grain, linking farmers accompanying agro-processing supplies available in state or those at civil research institute at an affordable price, plus laborers to take advantage of cooperatives to benefit from land projects establish for one government.
Emmy Owoicho Okadonye,
Centre for Food Technology and Research (CEFTER), Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria.
Alamveabee Efihraim Idyorough,
Department of Sociology, Federal University of Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria.
Ikyoh Aondoaver Lawrence,
Guarantee Trust Bank, Benue State Branch, Nigeria.
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Keywords: Postharvest losses, rice, income, farmers, production