THE ROLE OF COOPERATIVE IN PRODUCTION AND MARKETING OF FARM PRODUCE. A CASE STUDY OF EGBADO COCOA PRODUCE AND MARKETING UNION LIMITED [ILARO]

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TABLE OF CONTENT

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Certification

Dedication

Acknowledgement

Table of Content

Abstract

CHAPTER ONE

  • Introduction 1
    • Background of the study 1-2
    • Problem statement 2
    • Objective of the study 3
    • Research questions 3
    • Significance of the study 3
    • Limitation of the study 4
    • Defination of terms 4

CHAPTER TWO

  • Literature review 5
    • Review of selected works on agricultural cooperatives 5-6
    • The need for farmers cooperative 6-8
    • Objectives of farmers cooperative produce (supply cooperatives 8
    • How cooperative organization facilitate the production of farm produce 9
    • How cooperative organization facilitate the marketing of farm produce 9-10

(marketing cooperative)

  • Types of farmers cooperative 10-11
  • Food production 11-12
  • Financing of agricultural cooperative 12-13
  • Sources of financing agricultural cooperative 13
  • Problems confronting agricultural/farmers cooperatives 14
  • Suggested solutions to problems confronting produce and 14-15

marketing cooperatives

  • Government policy on agricultural cooperatives 15

CHAPTER THREE

  • Research Methodology 16
    • Area of study 16
    • Sample                                                                                                                         16
    • Method of Data Collection 16
    • Sampling procedure 17
    • Method of Data Analysis 17

CHAPTER FOUR

  • Data presentation and analysis 18-25

CHAPTER FIVE

  • Summary, Conclusion and Recommendation 26-28
    • Summary 26
    • Conclusion 27
    • Recommendation 27-28

QUESTIONNAIRE AND FORMULA                                                                              29-32

BIOGRAPHY                                                                      

 CHAPTER ONE

  • INTRODUCTION
    • BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

Cooperative is defined by the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) 1995 as “an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly owned and democratically controlled enterprise”.

While the International Labour Organization (ILO) 1991 defined cooperative as “an association of persons usually of a limited means who have voluntarily joined together to achieve a common economic and through the formation of a democratically controlled business organization making equitable contribution to the capital required and accepting a fair share of the risk and benefits of the undertaking”.

Before the adventure of modern cooperative in Nigeria, the term “cooperative” was practiced traditionally by our fore fathers through the rendering of help from organizations outside the immediate family, used as an important feature of agricultural activities. These organizations were economical, social, and cultural in nature and among such organization are “OWE/AARO”, “GAYA”, and “EGBE” which were community common groups in the South West and Northern parts of Nigeria respectively. These groups were responsible in assisting each other in doing their farm work by providing labour rationally in members form. In addition to these, the farmers also organized themselves in credit organizations such as “ESUSU/AJO in Yoruba”, “ISUSU/ELOTO in Igbo” and “Adasshi in Hausa” for the purpose of accumulating capital through member’s contribution which is refers to as pseudo.

However, these types of traditional cooperatives did not solve most of the problems which now brought about what is known as Modern Cooperatives.

Since cooperative has been used as an instrument for solving socio-economic problems. Cooperatives have different branches, but the main focus of this research work is a branch of cooperatives which is Agricultural Cooperatives which has spread all over the country and stands as a major source of solution to poverty alleviation of food production and marketing farmers produce and development of the country.

 

  • PROBLEM STATEMENT

The problems of agricultural cooperatives can be classified into:

  1. Management Problems
  2. Agricultural Marketing Cooperatives

 

Management Problems:- There is no doubt that the management committee are the main pillar of any cooperative organization. Some of the management problem of agricultural cooperative produce and marketing can be e.g.

  1. Problem of Capital
  2. Dishonesty and
  3. Lack of storage facilities

 

Agricultural Marketing Cooperatives:- The problems of agricultural produce and marketing cooperatives can be e.g.

  1. Problem of low purchasing power
  2. Smallness of Capital and
  3. Social Amenities

Thus, this research work is directed towards finding out the roles of Cooperative in Production and Marketing of Farmers Produce.

  • OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
  1. The general objective of this research work is:
  2. To know how cooperative organization facilitates both the production and marketing of farm produce.
  3. The specific objectives include:
  4. To appreciate how agricultural cooperative enhance food production.
  5. To show how agricultural cooperative can develop rural areas.
  • To find out the problems confronting agricultural cooperatives.
  1. To facilitate the formation of farmers cooperatives by small scale farmers and energize those already formed.

 

  • RESEARCH QUESTIONS
  1. How can cooperative organizations facilitate the production of farmers produce?
  2. How did cooperative organization facilitate the marketing of farmers produce?
  • Has joining agricultural cooperative society, impacted on member’s-produce?
  1. What are the problems faced by producers (members) of agricultural cooperatives?
  2. How can government intervene in order to solve the problems of agricultural cooperatives?

 

  • SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY

This study helped to reflect on the effect of cooperative as an essential tools which facilitated the production and marketing of farmers output, and also to assist the farmers, government, producers, and an organization as a means of eliminating the middle men and selling of the product at a flexible rate through cooperative.

  • LIMITATION OF THE STUDY

This study attempt to identify the role of cooperatives in production and marketing of farmers produce. However, finance and time were all what served as constraints to this work.

  • DEFINITION OF TERMS

Agricultural Cooperative:- This is an autonomous association of people pulling their resources together for their economic interest and also provide the necessary facilitates needed for their produce.

Production:- This is the process of growing or making food, goods, or materials, especially in large quantities.

Marketing:- This is refers to as all human activities directly as satisfying human wants and needs through exchange process.

Farmers Produce:- This is the product whereby farmers produce to people in best possible way to meet their needs.

 

 

 

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