Academy of Strategic Management Journal (Print ISSN: 1544-1458; Online ISSN: 1939-6104)


The Predictive Role of Knowledge Acquisition on Cassava Agribusiness in Nigeria

Author(s): Ohaegbu Awele Victoria, Adegbuyi Omotayo Adeniyi, Igbinoba Ebe Edith

Knowledge enables one to function advantageously. How this knowledge is translated into value is referred to as knowledge assets. This study examined the role of knowledge acquisition on cassava agribusiness in Nigeria. Several decades of neglect in non-oil sectors, especially in the agricultural sector, has adversely led people to leave the farms for alternative jobs leading to high rural-urban migration, yet the country has maintained its stance as the world’s largest producer of the cassava crop with an insignificant export ratio. This study adopted survey design and data was collected using questionnaire. Using the Gill, Johnson and Clark sample determinant method, a sample size of 656 was derived through members of the Nigerian Cassava Growers Association in Lagos, Ogun and Oyo state chapters. However, 556 were retrieved and adjudged usable for analysis. The Structural Equation Modelling was used for analysis specifically the partially least square method. Knowledge acquisition had a strong degree of relationship with agribusiness. The study recommended the adaptation of modern technologies, improved skills acquisition of modern and alternative farming procedures and adequate government system support for a more robust value chain and trade stance of the cassava crop. Educational learning curriculum should also reflect modern and alternative forms of cassava farming.

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