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Title:Organizational and Structural Aspects of Trade in Peripheral Regions: The Case of Nigeria
Author:Scott, Earl P.
Periodical:African Urban Studies
Geographic terms:Northern Nigeria
Economics and Trade
Abstract:Economic stagnation and decline should not be viewed as an inevitable and permanent condition from which agrarian peoples have no hope of escape. In particular, E.A.J. Johnson's (1970) colonial dendritic market model is inadequate for analysis of contemporary produce trade in Nigeria, and possibly elsewhere in Africa. After a brief background to core-periphery linkages in Nigeria, the author uses a case study approach to describe the organisation and structure of trade in northern Nigeria. The underlying theme of the paper is that cash generated in the produce sector of the two rural marketplaces in question is an indication of the ability of such marketplaces to provide substantial cash income for all kinds of marketplace participants, but especially farmers. Fig., notes, ref., tab.