Agricultural Input Markets in Nigeria: An Assessment and a Strategy for Development
Because of various distortions in the input supply chain, this assessment focused primarily on the issues related to the input supply system. Nonetheless, measures proposed for technology transfer and supply system improvements will strengthen input demand by improving the efficiency of input use and reducing input costs. The main objectives of the assessment are: 1.To review the structure and functioning of the agricultural input markets. 2.To assess the potentials of the private sector to supply agricultural inputs efficiently and in a sustainable manner. 3.To identify constraints to the private sector participation in input markets. 4.To develop programs and policies for strengthening the functioning of agricultural input markets. 5.To prepare an action plan for implementing the proposed policies and programs.
Supply chains, Market structure