Communication Constraint in Information Dissemination Along Moringa Supply Chain in Kwara State, Nigeria

Ayinde, O.E. ; Aina, I.E. ; Animashaun, J.B. ; Salami, M.F. ; Ojo, O.E. (2016-06-10)


Moringa oleifera is a rich plant source of Vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants. The plant has a range of uses from food security, medicinal purposes, economic empowerment to water purification. Despite the enormous potentials of the plant, research on its use and commercialization in Nigeria is still fraught with challenges that plausibly border on a widening communication gap among the relevant stakeholders in the supply chain. Given this, the current study examines the level of communication and constraints encountered by stakeholders along the supply chain in Ilorin Metropolis, Nigeria. Descriptive statistics was used to analyse the level of communication that exists among agents in the Moringa supply chain, and chi-square was used to examine the constraints encountered by stakeholders along the supply chain. It was stressed that there is the need to popularise the plant for cultivation among farmers using on-farm adaptive research, there is also a need for different institutes and research bodies to involve themselves in more productive research to boost awareness of the plant.