Analysis of Grasshopper (Oedalens senegaensis krauss) Marketing in Sudano Sahelian Region of Nigeria

  • Zira, B. D. Department of Forestry and Wildlife, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Borno State
  • Lawal, S. Department of Forestry and Wildlife, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Borno State
  • Bukar, M. M. Department of Forestry and Wildlife, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Borno State
Keywords: Market Margin, Grasshopper, Marketing, Wholesalers, Retailers

Abstract

This study determined the gross margin and identified the problems associated with grasshopper marketing in Maiduguri metropolitan council of Borno State, Nigeria. A sample size of fifty (50) was randomly selected out of the population of grasshopper marketers from six markets (Bolori, Wulari, Post-office, Tashan Baga, Terminus and Tashan Bama markets) in Maiduguri metropolitan council. Primary data were obtained through structured questionnaires and analysed for socio-economic characteristics of grasshopper marketers, cost and returns and constraints associated with marketing of grasshopper in the study area. Gross Margin analysis was used to measure profit (or loss) of grasshopper marketing in the study area. Majority of the grasshopper marketers in the study area are in their youthful age and wholesalers and retailers constitute 83.9 and 75.5 %, respectively with age range of 15-45 years. Women were found to be more active in grasshopper marketing than men were, more than half of the wholesalers and retailers were found to be women (78% and 71%, respectively). The marital status of respondents indicated that majority were married with 80.6 and 79.6% for wholesalers and retailers, respectively. Only about 42.0% and 51.0% of wholesalers and retailers attended Tertiary school. The implication of this result is that the adoption of new technology is slow. In addition, findings from the study showed that 51.6 and 40.8 % of wholesalers and retailers, respectively were engaged in agroforestry practices. The gross margin per 50 kilograms (kg) of grasshopper sold by wholesalers and retailers was N5750 and N4150 with a marketing margin of 22.3 and 19.71%, respectively. In spite of the problems the marketers encountered such as poor transportation, inadequate storage facilities, and poor quality of grasshopper among others, profits made by wholesalers and retailers were positive, however, retailers realized higher profits than wholesalers.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

References

Amatobi, C.I and Takare, R.B (2019). Studies in Grasshopper Damage to Pearl Millet, Nigeria Journal of Entomology 5: 77-82
Baba, K.M (2010), Irrigation development strategies in sub-Sahara Africa. Comparative study of traditional and modern irrigation systems in Bauchi state of Nigeria. Agric Ecosystem. Environ. 45: 47- 58.
Baba, K.M and Wando, M.A (2015), Impact of membership of Fadama User Association on Resource use, crop yield and farm income: A case study of two Local Governments Areas of Niger state, Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 7: 31-41.
Batten A. (2011), The Senegalese Grasshopper (O.S) Journal of Applied Ecology Vol. No. 6 Pp 22- 45.
Bemakwa, U.Y. (2016); The Efficiency of Marketing of Hides and Skin in Maiduguri Metropolis. Unpublished. B.Sc. Project Department of Agric. Economics University of Maiduguri. Pp. 20-23. Borno State Diary (2007):
Borno State Government (2007): Official Diary, Department of Information, Ministry of Information, Home and Culture.
Chekere, R. A., Fish Pool, L. D. C and Ritcher, M .J. (2017), An Economic Study of the Egg Production of O. Senegalensis (Krauss). Journal of Natural Science and Histology,14: 363-370
Chekere, R.A., (2015), Grasshopper Production in Alshara Area, Yemen, FAO Journal Pp. 36
Ibrahim, N.D (2015), Insect Infestation and control of thrips in onion in Sokoto state, Nigeria.
Popov, G. B. (2005): Sahelian Grasshopper Bulletin, No. 5 P. 87 Takare, R. B (1984), Studies on Grasshopper Damage to Pearl, Millet in Nigeria. Journal of Entomology, 5:77-82.
Tsoho, B. A. (2004), Economics of tomato production under small scale irrigation in Sokoto State. Unpublish Msc Thesis submitted to the Dept. of Agric. Economics and Farm
Ojo, V.A. and Zira,B.D. (2017). Economic Analysis of Edible Land Snail (Archachatina marginata) Production in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State, Nigeria. Journal of Applied Tropical Agriculture.22 (2): 150-155

Zira, B.D and Gupa, M.A (2020): Determinant of Agroforestry Practitioners Income in Sem-Arid Region of Nigeria. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics and Sociology.38 (2): 67-72

Zira, B.D., and Ghide, A.A. (2013): Illustrative Optimal Portfolio Selection for Agroforestry Crops: A Linear Programming Approach. International Journal of Management and Social Sciences Research 2 (8): 139 – 141
Published
2021-05-03
How to Cite
Zira, B. D., Lawal, S., & Bukar, M. M. (2021). Analysis of Grasshopper (Oedalens senegaensis krauss) Marketing in Sudano Sahelian Region of Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Animal Science and Technology (NJAST), 4(1), 131 - 136. Retrieved from https://njast.com.ng/index.php/home/article/view/140