THE ROLE OF ROAD TRANSPORT NETWORK IN THE MARKETING OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT (A CASE STUDY OF IVO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA EBONYI STATE)
The quest of achieve self sufficiency food production is one of the highest priority areas facing most of the world’s today. It is also a problem that threatens to worsen rapidly in the years immediately ahead. On the other hand, problems relating to rural inaccessibility have continued to plague the world, and in particular, Nigeria Agriculture, it is on this basis that the government and transport policy maker should intensify efforts to improve the transportation system especially in road network system, their collective or individual efforts and endeavors should be directed towards fighting a war against hunger, and providing necessary transport facilities and services, and contribute to judicious investment decisions in related areas that can help assume the supply of additional food and its distribution to consumers.
Food production is geographically disposed and the task of linking the several food production centers with the consumption centers instance is critically dependent on physical distribution. According to Owen (2009:86) that the wide variety of Nigeria food would not be available without the complex of transportation system which serves the food industry from product, therefore depend upon translation for the creation and preservation of their value. Based on the above reasoning, the role as well as very important to the road transportation system is also investigated the study with a particular reference to the marketing of consumer goods in Ivo local government area Ebony state the guest to achieve self suffering food production is one of the highest priority areas facing most of the worlds people today, it is also a problem that threatens to worsen rapidly in the years ahead.
According to Okereke (2010:4:6:60) on the road transportation of the marketing of consumers goods that the interaction between transportation and consumers economic development is always a subject of theoretical interest and practical important while, some regard transport improvement as indispensable to an acceleration of the development process, other look at transport development as a result of rather than a cause of economic development.
1.1. BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY:
Transportation is an important aspect when it comes to the marketing of consumer goods in Nigeria. Based on the above reasoning, the role as well as the importance of road transportation system is investigated in this study. The Nigeria trade journals vol. 9 no 1 January to March 1961, on nation food and organization conference (FAO) that the food requirements of the developing nation will increase by a staggering 125% by 1989. on the other hand problems relating to rural inaccessible have continued to play the world and in particular Nigeria distribution.