Unaeze Et Al


Unaeze et al

Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences

Vol. 11(1), pp. 32-40, 2021

ISSN: 2276-7770

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Determinants of Commercialization Index of Garri Producers in Ughelli North
Local Government Area of Delta State



Henry .C. Unaeze1;
Okwa, Efe Quincy1; Umeh, Onyebuchi Jonathan2



1Department of Agricultural Economics and
Extension, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State,

2Faculty of Agriculture, Nnamdi Azikiwe
University, Awka Anambra State, Nigeria.






Article No.: 091819174

Type: Research



This study examined the socio-economic
determinants of Commercialization index of garri producers in Ughelli North
Local Government Area of Delta State. Data were collected from structured
questionnaire administered to randomly select 70 respondents. Descriptive
statistics and multiple regression analysis were employed in the assessment.
The result divulged that a greater percentage of garri producers were females
with an average age of 47years and married with a household size of 6-10
persons and acquired formal education. The, double log multiple regression
results revealed that farming experience and Age were found to be
statistically significant but negative in influencing the level of
commercialization index of garri producers, while household size, income,
marital status, years spent in formal schooling and female gender were found
to be statistically significant but positive in increasing the level of
commercialization index of the respondents in the study area. Also majority
of the respondents (78.8%) employed traditional method of processing which
results to excessive smoke inhalation causing ill health as their major
constraints. It is therefore recommended that good road network and adoption
of modern processing method through extension services should be encouraged
by government.


Accepted:  20/09/2019

Published: 22/02/2021


*Corresponding Author

Henry .C. Unaeze

E-mail: henry.unaeze@



Socio economic; Commercialization; Garri; Producers; Delta










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Cite this Article: Henry CU; Okwa, EQ;
Umeh, OJ (2021). Socio-Economic Determinants of Commercialization Index of
Garri Producers in Ughelli North Local Government Area
of Delta State. Greener Journal of
Agricultural Sciences
11(1): 32-40.


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