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Title:Transport institutions in Nigeria's livestock trade: a case study of Bodija cattle market, Ibadan
Authors:Filani, Michael O.ISNI
Ajayi, Dickson 'DareISNI
Periodical:Ibadan journal of the social sciences (ISSN 1597-5207)
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:road transport
Abstract:Transportation is a crucial factor in Nigeria's cattle trade. Over the years, a pattern of transportation has emerged by which cattle are moved from sources in the northern states to the southern cattle markets. The dominant form of transportation is road transport. This article examines aspects of cattle movement by road from the north to Bodija market, the main cattle market in Ibadan in southwestern Nigeria. It identifies the actors - formal and informal - involved in cattle transportation, and their characteristics, including main function, gender, ethnicity, and relative wealth. Attention is paid to the movement of cattle from 10 northern States to Akinyele Kraal, also in the north, from Akinyele to Bodija market, and movements within Bodija market. Cattle transport security and insurance issues are also dealt with. The article shows that cattle dealers' choice of market depends on the prices at various markets, availability of transport, and varieties of cattle in demand. Bibliogr., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]