This study dealt on the economic analysis of ginger
(Zirrgiher. qf~cinnle Ii) marketing in Kaduna State, Nigeria. The specific objectives
were to determine the situation of the domestic market, and type of
intermediaries involved; to ascertain and determine the channels and marketing
margin for ginger, to determine the volume, destination and value of exports
and derive policy implications based on the research findings.
Purposive sampling method was used to select three local
government areas from
Southern Kaduna for the study. The local government areas
and markets selected were
Kagarko, Kachia and Jaba. The reason being that these three
local government areas were
those with the largest markets for ginger in the state.
Instrunlent of data collection was a well structured and
The result indicated that 36% of the respondents were
between 3 1 and 40 years old
while 63.3 percent others were between 41 and 60 years. On
marital status, 81.7 percent
were married while 16.7 percent others were single. Most of
the respondents (60%) were
literate while the remaining 40.0% others had no formal
education. The average household
size of the respondents was 8.4. Occupational distribution
of the respondents showed that
75.0% of the respondents were farmers (producers) while
25.0% others were either traders
and/or civil servants.
The market structure of ginger in areas under study was
oligopolistic mode of competition. The reason being the
existence of few market
organisations to which most potential sellers and buyers
were required to belong.
The marketing channel for ginger was a network of activities