ASSESSMENT OF EFFICIENCY OF AGROFOOD MARKETING SYSTEMS

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1 The Background of the Study

The efficiency of agricultural and food marketing systems in the economic development has not been given adequate attention which seems to be true to Kenya and many other developing countries. There have also been relative neglects of the agricultural marketing system in research and planning (Wambugu, 2005).The current study on assessment of efficiency of agrifood marketing systems of macadamia nuts is intended to fill this research marketing gap

Macadamia is a wood tree that belongs to protacease and is classified as a nut tree with about 1000 species spread and grown around the world but only three species are grown commercially (McConacchie, 1995). Macadamia nut tree is grown and processed by more than 40 developed and less developed countries in the world with millions of hectares of land devoted to growing the tree nuts (International Nut Council, 2002). This provides economic livelihood to millions of producers both small and large-scale farmers.

Statement of the problem

Macadamia sector has proved to be a viable alternative source of income, away from traditional cash crop like coffee and tea. However, the value chain is bedevilled by challenges which are not always understood. Understanding the efficiency of the value chain is crucial to addressing the challenges therein. Nigeria global ranking of Macadamia production has dropped from position two in the 1990s to position five in 2004 against a background of high global prices of macadamia. It was not clearly known, what was the cause of the drop of the export ranking globally.

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