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RURAL AGRICULTURAL RAW MATERIAL EVALUATION A PANACEA FOR THE LOCATION OF AGRO BASED INDUSTRIES IN THE RURAL AREAS OF UHUNMWODE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA EDO STATE

RURAL AGRICULTURAL RAW MATERIAL EVALUATION A PANACEA FOR THE LOCATION OF AGRO BASED INDUSTRIES IN THE RURAL AREAS OF UHUNMWODE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA EDO STATE

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Abstract:Agriculture as the largest economic sector in Nigeria is vital in the provision of food and employment as well as the provision of raw materials for agro-based industries. This work pursued specific objectives; to identify the raw materials produce in the study area, the agro-based industries that are currently operating and utilizing the rural agricultural raw materials. To achieve these objectives, data were collected from the residents in the rural study area, detail review of existing literature and observation with the resident farmers and the agro-based industrialists operating in the area were also carried out. The results of the investigation shows that, though agrobased raw materials are produced in large quantities in the study area, very few agro-based industries are located in the area, which are mainly cottage and small-scale industries. The study also revealed that the low industrial activities in the study area are due to some constraints such as, low capital (15.2%), market (11.9%), roads/poor acessibility (23%), and the non encouragement by the government. The rural areas of Ihuumwode L.G. Area should be provided with all seasonal accessible roads to enhance both agricultural and agro based industrial activities in the study area. The agro based industrialists should be encouraged by giving them tax holiday to enable them grow. Infant industry protection policy such as import restriction on the commodities produced by the local industrialists should be encouraged.
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0 08 Feb, 2022
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key Words: Keywords: Rural, Agricultural Raw Materials,Location and Agro Based Industries.
Key Contributors: Ehisuoria Solomon Ehilen