The Role of Women Fish Mongers in the Commercialization of Perinwkle in Bonny Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria
This study analyzed the role of women fish mongers in the commercialization of periwinkle in Bonny local government Area of River state Nigeria. Specifically, it identified the socio-economic characteristics of women fish mongers. Examined the profitability of periwinkle marketing identified the marketing channel and of the respondent in the commercialization of periwinkle. Plus, it identified the constraints facing the women fish mongers. Multi-stage random sampling technique was used to
... e was used to select 100 women fish mongers from whom date were elicited using questionnaires. Data were analyzed with descriptive statistics, farm budget technique and multiple regression technique. Result showed that, 37% of the respondents were mostly within the age range of 31 – 40, entries on the married: also, a 42% advantage. meanwhile, majority of 59% had a household size of 5-8, and the mean household size stood at 8. However, 62% of the respondent registered a startup capital ranging from 2.000 4.000. the study revealed that on the average, the women fish monger in Bonny local Government Area enjoyed a net farm income (NFI) of 226,395.00 per annum (i.e. an NFI 18866.25 of per annum. The OLS multiple regression result showed that only the ages and the years of periwinkle marketing in bonny local government/non-government organization should provide founds through formal financial institution and cooperative bodies to enable the women fish mongers have access to capital or affordable credit facilities readily.