An appraisal of the efficiency of fish marketing system in Lake Chad basin

Bolorunduro, P. and Sule, O.D. (2003) An appraisal of the efficiency of fish marketing system in Lake Chad basin. In: 16th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 4-9 November 2001 ,Maiduguri, Nigeria, pp. 45-47.

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Abstract

Fish products from the Chad Basin Lake play important role in meeting fish protein needs of Nigeria: they contribute not less than 25% of the total domestic fish supply and are significant in determining the availability of processed products and reduction of post-harvest losses. Processors, marketers and consumers are the major actors in appraising a marketing system. The results show that most sellers (4-7.5%) are within the age range of 30-39 years. Desires for more earnings led the markets to diversify their business activities to food stuff trading (37.5%), dried meat/livestock sales (37.5%), farming (12.5%), and transportation (12.5%). 65% of traders dispose off their products mostly in the mornings and evenings, 70% of the products are sold smoked while 50% of products are sold to individual consumers. Lake Chad fish products have a long distribution chain. There is also a high degree of buyers and sellers concentration in the primary fish markets and secondary (urban) markets. The products have a vertical regional movement with southern traders (82.5%) dominating the business, thus making the products popular all over Nigeria. Product differentiation with imperfect pricing policy is common occurrence. Lake Chad fish marketing system has distortions that impede its efficiency, recommendations are made on how to ensure a better efficiency of the system

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: An appraisal of the efficiency of fish marketing system in Lake Chad basin
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Bolorunduro, P.
Sule, O.D.
Page Range: pp. 45-47
Date: 2003
Event Title: 16th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
Event Dates: 4-9 November 2001
Issuing Agency: Fisheries Society of Nigeria
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigeria, Lake Chad; consumers; fishery industry; fishery products; human food; industrial products statistics; lake fisheries; marketing; pricing; trade
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 3593
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2010 07:49
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:07
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3593

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