Sodeeq et al Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 10(1), pp. 34-42, 2020 ISSN: 2276-7770 Copyright ©2020, the copyright of this article is retained by the author(s) https://gjournals.org/GJAS Comparative Financial Analysis among Two Actors of Cassava Value Chain in Oyo State. 1,2Sodeeq, A.E, 1Ibrahim, A.G, 1Lamidi, L.O, 1Famuyiwa, A.K 1. Department of Agricultural Extension and Management, Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology, Moor Plantation, Ibadan 2. Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Ibadan, Ibadan. ARTICLE INFO ABSTRACT Article No.: 01142008 Type: Research Value chain has been perceived as an efficient strategy and magic formula for development of sustainable agriculture in Nigeria. Unfortunately, the issue of finance specificity which is a paramount element in value chain development is left out in many studies on cassava value chain. This study thus comparatively investigated finance analysis among two actors of cassava value chain in Oyo State, Southwestern, Nigeria. Data were collected using structured questionnaire administered to respondents (150 farmers and 150 processors) selected by multistage sampling techniques across Agricultural Development Program (ADP) Administrative Regions in the state while analytical tools used were descriptive and Tobit regression. The result reveals that 79.3% of farmers in cassava value chain were male, mostly youth with average age of 35 years and secondary education while all the processors were female, middle aged with average age of 45 years and most having primary education. Also, variety in demand for financial needs exist among the actors as majority of farmers needed more than N200,000 while processors needed N50,000 or less. Experience as a cassava farmer (prob < 0.10), farm size (prob < 0.05), secondary occupation (prob < 0.01), monthly income (prob < 0.01) and disbursement lag (prob < 0.01) were found to have significant positive impact on the extent of finance accessibility by farmers while business size (Prob <0.01) and finance ration (Prob <0.10) were found to have significant positive impact on the extent of finance accessibility by processors. Thus, the study recommended that Finance should be made available at the right time preferably rainy season for the actors in all the stages of cassava value chain for more produce and Nigerian Agricultural Co-operative Bank, Commercial Banks and various Community Bank, etc. have a great role to play in this regard. Accepted: 16/01/2020 Published: 25/02/2020 *Corresponding Author Sodeeq AE E-mail: srenesi@ gmail.com Keywords: Value Chain; Cassava; Finance; Farmers; Processors Return to Content View [Full Article – PDF] [Full Article – HTML] [Full Article – EPUB] Post-Publication Peer-review Rundown View/get involved, click [Peer-review] REFERENCES Adegeye, A.J. and Dittoh J.S. (2002), “Essential of Agricultural Economics”, Ibadan: Impact Publishers, Nigeria, Ltd. 183. Adejobi, A.O. (2004): Rural Poverty, Food Production and Demand in Kebbi State, Nigeria. Unpublished Ph.D Thesis, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Ibadan. Adenle AA, Aworh OC, Akromah R and G Parayil Developing GM (2012) supercassava for improved health and food security: Future challenges in Africa. Agr Food Sec, 2012;1: 1-15. Adewole, S and Omoye, A (2018): Effect of Financing on Cassava Value Chain in Owo Local Government Area, Ondo State, Nigeria. 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