CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF ROAD TRANSPORTATION ON THE DISTRIBUTION OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT A CASE STUDY OF IRRUA

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CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF ROAD TRANSPORTATION ON THE DISTRIBUTION OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT A CASE STUDY OF IRRUA

ABSTRACT

This research work is aimed at examining and analyzing the effect of road transport on the distribution of agricultural goods in Esan central local government area using Irrua as a case study.

It goes further to described and examine the existing roads and the connectivity of roads networks in the study area. The pattern and mode of transportation as it affect commercial and subsistence farming was examined. 

        Also examined was the pattern of transportation in relation to agricultural production and the problems associated with the transportation of these agricultural production and problems associated with the transportation of this study is to determine precisely the hindrances of obstacles to the movement of transporting of these agricultural product from the rural areas, where they are cultivated to urban certers where these products are utilized.

In this study, relevant literature were reviewed from research materials in the collection of data, structural questionnaires and personal interview guide were used. Data collected through the questionnaire were analyzed using some statistical techniques.

The results of the analysis of data collected led to many findings and important conclusion were drawn from them.

On the basis of the findings and conclusion, recommendations were made.

LIST OF TABLES

  1. Roads in the study area
  2. Spatial patterns of transport cost

iii.        Traffic flow in main road

  1. Type of farming in relation to mode of transportation
  2. The amount of percentages of transport
  3. Crops and quantity cultivated/sold

LIST OF FIGURES

  1. Map of Edo state showing the study area
  2. Map of Irrua Esan central local government area

iii.        Map showing roads networks by study area

  1. Map showing modes of transport as surveyed in the study area

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title page

Certification

Dedication

Acknowledgment

List of tables

List of figures

Table of contents

CHAPTER ONE

Introduction

Statement of problem

Objective of the study

Hypothesis

Research methodology

Study area

CHAPTER TWO

Literature review

Conceptual frameworks

(a)  Gravity model

(b)  Innovation diffusion model

CHAPTER THREE

Transport patterns and road networks

  1. Description of roads in the study area
  2. Patterns of transportation

CHAPTER FOUR

Transport patterns and agricultural production in the study area

CHAPTER FIVE

Recommendation, summary and conclusion

Appendix

References and bibliography

Questionnaires

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