Effects of Cassava Processing on Co-Operative Members Income A Case Study of Cassava Processing Co-Operatives in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, Rivers State, Nigeria


Authors : Ekine D.I; Obakiri P.P; Okidim I.A; Iroegbu I

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 10 - October

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This study was carried out to examine the effects of cassava processing on co-operative member’s income in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State. A total of 50 respondents from five selected cassava processing co-operative societies in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area were sampled. Data collected through a well structured questionnaire and personal interview. The specific objectives were to evaluate the effects of cassava processing on co-operative members income, identify the socio-economic characteristics of members. Identify the cassava processing methods and products, examine the costs and returns implications on members income and identify possible constraints against cassava processing in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area. data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistical tools, regression analysis was carried out to determine the relationship between cost of processing and revenue of members and the null hypothesis tested. The results showed that a 1% increase in cost of processing will result into (5.282) decrease in annual revenue, as about 86% of variation in annual cost of production were due to cost of processing. There is processing and annual revenue. However, processing into production like starch, pellets increased annual revenue of co-operative members more than garri and fufu. Constraints to cassava processing, includes, lack of finance, high cost of input, lack of access to credit, poor prices, poor power supply etc

Keywords : Effects, Cassava Processing, Co-Operative Members, Income.

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