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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Spatial Distribution Of Local Markets In Ife North Local Government Area

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OMOTOYE-OMISORE Oyelola, SAMSON Samuel Adeyemi, ALAGA Abayomi Taofik, OGBOLE John, OGUNYEMI Samson Akintunde, OLOKO-OBA Mustapha Olayemi



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Researches have been carried out in the past, by several authors, concerning agricultural marketing without the use of geospatial techniques. This research therefore is meant to show the efficacy of Geographical Information System (GIS) in local market distribution. The role of market place as a man-made feature where goods and services are exchanged for the purpose of satisfying human needs cannot be overemphasized, especially in the general development of villages and towns. This study shows the effectiveness of GIS without the use of metrics method to determine the agricultural market locations and closeness of the markets in Ife North Local Government area. Different kinds of people bring their goods from far and near villages for sale and sustainability in this research, both primary and secondary data were collected. Primary data includes the use of Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver to collect coordinate points of the existing markets. It also involves verbal interview with market women. While secondary data were sourced from administrative maps and satellite images of the area of study, it was geo-referenced and digitized. Arc Map was used to run average nearest neighbor analysis. Base on the analysis performed, the major constraint facing the market people is poor road network which affect majority of the farmers in transporting their goods from remote villages as indicated in this study. As a result, new markets sites were proposed with the use of geospatial techniques for easy accessibility.



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