Production and marketing of Coffee (Coffea robusta) in Kogi State, Nigeria: Challenges and recommendation for intervention

  • Adeloru IA
  • Folaranmi D Babalola University of Ilorin
  • Ugioro I
  • Anagbogu CF
  • Ndagi I
  • Mokwunye FC
  • Mokwunye IU
  • Idrisu M
  • Asogwa EU
Keywords: Research

Abstract

Production and marketing of coffee use to be the major source of income to majority of households in Kogi State, Nigeria. Recently, it was discovered that coffee farmers are abandoning their coffee plots for other agricultural crops. The study therefore investigated the major factors affecting coffee production in Kabba, Kogi State, Nigeria to make appropriate recommendations. Purposive sampling method was used to sample major coffee producers in the State. Data was collected through the use of structured questionnaire, interviews and focus group discussion. About 70% of the coffe producers are smallholders with farm sizes ranging between 1 and 5 hectares. Forty percent of the coffee farmers informed that they have completely abandoned their coffee farms, while 60% have partially abandoned theirs. Most of the coffee plots are also old and farmers have suspended major cultural practices on their plots. The main factor contributing to abandonment of coffee farms includes poor pricing and marketing channel, especially at the international market. There is still high potential for robust production and marketing of coffee in Kogi State. This could be observed from the perception of the producers as well as well as favourable climatic conditions of the area. Regular training should be organized for the coffee producers on value addition to enhance marketing and facilitate good bargaining power.

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Author Biographies

Adeloru IA
Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN), Nigeria
Folaranmi D Babalola, University of Ilorin
Lecturer I,Department of Forest Resources Management,University of Ilorin, Nigeria
Ugioro I
Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN), Nigeria
Anagbogu CF
Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN), Nigeria
Ndagi I
Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN), Nigeria
Mokwunye FC
Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN), Nigeria
Mokwunye IU
Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN), Nigeria
Idrisu M
Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN), Nigeria
Asogwa EU
Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN), Nigeria
Published
2014-03-28
How to Cite
IA, A., Babalola, F. D., I, U., CF, A., I, N., FC, M., IU, M., M, I., & EU, A. (2014). Production and marketing of Coffee (Coffea robusta) in Kogi State, Nigeria: Challenges and recommendation for intervention. JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH, 3(2), 207-215. https://doi.org/10.24297/jssr.v3i2.3559
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