CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF ROAD TRANSPORTATION ON THE DISTRIBUTION OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT A CASE STUDY OF IRRUA
This research work is aimed at examining and analyzing the effect of road transport on the distribution of agricultural goods in Esan central local government area using Irrua as a case study.
It goes further to described and examine the existing roads and the connectivity of roads networks in the study area. The pattern and mode of transportation as it affect commercial and subsistence farming was examined.
Also examined was the pattern of transportation in relation to agricultural production and the problems associated with the transportation of these agricultural production and problems associated with the transportation of this study is to determine precisely the hindrances of obstacles to the movement of transporting of these agricultural product from the rural areas, where they are cultivated to urban certers where these products are utilized.
In this study, relevant literature were reviewed from research materials in the collection of data, structural questionnaires and personal interview guide were used. Data collected through the questionnaire were analyzed using some statistical techniques.
The results of the analysis of data collected led to many findings and important conclusion were drawn from them.
On the basis of the findings and conclusion, recommendations were made.
LIST OF TABLES
Roads in the study area
Spatial patterns of transport cost
iii. Traffic flow in main road
Type of farming in relation to mode of transportation
The amount of percentages of transport
Crops and quantity cultivated/sold
LIST OF FIGURES
Map of Edo state showing the study area
Map of Irrua Esan central local government area
iii. Map showing roads networks by study area
Map showing modes of transport as surveyed in the study area
TABLE OF CONTENTS
List of tables
List of figures
Table of contents
Statement of problem
Objective of the study
(a) Gravity model
(b) Innovation diffusion model
Transport patterns and road networks
Description of roads in the study area
Patterns of transportation
Transport patterns and agricultural production in the study area
Recommendation, summary and conclusion
References and bibliography