Effect of transportation on agricultural development: A case study of Anambra west local government area of Anambra state Nigeria
Transportation is a crucial factor in improving agricultural productivity. Agricultural products are biological materials which unlike other materials are often vulnerable to external influences such as environment and handling techniques. Agricultural production depends heavily on elaborate bulk handling system, bringing inputs such as fertilizer, farm supplies etc. to the farm, storing products, delivering the products to the processors and finally to the ultimate consumers. The effect of transport system on agricultural development in Anambra West Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria was studied. The study revealed that the Local Government Area is an agrarian community. About 77% of the respondents are engaged in agricultural production, 12% in petty trading, while the rest are engaged in one form of business or another. The prevailing mode of transportation in the survey area is head portage (48%), other modes of transportation such as water routes by boat or canoe (30%), bicycle and motorcycle (15%) and motor vehicle (5%). The only tarred road in the study area which will connect it with the rest of the state is ongoing. The predominant types of access roads in the area are bush paths (79%), followed by earthen roads (13%), while river/inland water routes (8%). The study revealed that transportation system in the area is adversely affecting agricultural development in the study area.
Umeghalu ICE. Effect of transportation on agricultural development: A case study of Anambra west local government area of Anambra state Nigeria. International Journal of Research in Advanced Engineering and Technology, Volume 5, Issue 3, 2019, Pages 46-49