Difficulties And Hope For Consumer Cooperative (A Case Study Of Idemili North Local Government Area Of Anambra State)

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Difficulties And Hope For Consumer Cooperative (A Case Study Of Idemili North Local Government Area Of Anambra State)


This work is aimed to find the difficulties and hope of consumer cooperative in idemili North LGA of Anambra state. The purpose is to find out the internal advantage of role played by every local government but idemili North in particular.

The consumer cooperative society has been with a systematic, preservation and dissemination of knowledge in system. This consumer cooperative has not been very successful in idemili North LGA due to problems surrounding them.

They are the communication barrios: the need for information transmission between cooperative centers in idemili North department and its branches is not yet realizable alternative stand power supply generator system and good road accessibility in their marketing areas.

Table Of Content

Preliminary Page(s)

  • Title page
  • Approval page
  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgment
  • Abstract
  • Table of content

Chapter One


  • 1.1 General overview of study
  • 1.2 Objectives of study
  • 1.3 Scope of study
  • 1.4 Research question
  • 1.5 Significance of study
  • 1.6 Limitations of the study
  • 1.7 Definition of term

Chapter Two

Literature Review

  • 2.1 Importance of consumer cooperative
  • 2.2 Development of consumer cooperative in Idemili North LGA Anambra state consumer self help organization in Idemili North
  • 2.3 Consumer cooperative self help organizations in Idemili North
  • 2.4 Consumer cooperatives; impacts and activities on Idemili North
  • 2.5 Difficulties of consumer cooperatives in Idemili North
  • 2.6 Hope of consumer cooperative

Chapter Three

Research Methodology

  • 3.0 Research methodology
  • 3.1 Research design
  • 3.2 Sampling design
  • 3.3 Method of data
  • 3.4 Procedure for processing data

Chapter Four

Presentation and Analysis of Data

  • 4.0 Data presentation
  • 4.1 Data analysis
  • 4.2 Decision of interpretation

Chapter Five

Summary, Conclusion and Recommendation

  • 5.0 Summary of finding
  • 5.1 Conclusion
  • 5.2 Recommendation
  • Bibliography
  • Appendix
  • Questionnaire

Chapter One


1.0 The consumer cooperative society today is going through difficulties in the local government of Idemili North, consumer cooperative has been concerned with the systematic, preservative and dissemination of knowledge in the system. This consumer cooperative has not been very successful in Idemili North due to the problem surrounding them this society would be better and effective society if they have formed themselves into cooperative registered society according to law.

1.1 General Overview Of The Study;

The consumer cooperative has been intimately concerned with acquisition, preservation and dissemination of her cooperative knowledge as they proceed, there is the need to make these observation being recorded in journals an book, non material accessible to users for convenient and immediate consultation to the member.

The infrastructure of effective communication network needs to be established in their various zones of operation provision or reliable roads and associated facilities to alleviate the general rigors/dangers that member encounter when carrying out transactions to distant market place.

Consumer and marketing cooperative society have not been very successful in Idemili North due to the problems surrounding them. There will be a better and more effective society if they had formed themselves into registered cooperative according to law because of the predominance of illiteracy.
They lack the education and enlightenment of performance which have help to enhance the level of performance and understanding of what consumer cooperative is all about. Historical knowledge has been also considered a necessary help for discussing temporary issues as regards to the present. It gives an insight into the nature of problem and direct attention to what is going on in the consumer cooperative in Idemili North in Anambra state.

Consumer cooperative in Idemili North have coordinated better method of farming and encouraged the farmers creativity. They protect the farmers interest as well as selling quality goods at affordable rate, this project covers the difficulties faced by the consumer cooperative in Idemili North LGA as a geographical reference for the project has some factors which affects consumer cooperative society are as follows

  1. Sales of adulterated goods by its members
  2. incompetence in the executive of consumer cooperative in Idemili North
  3. illiteracy among members
  4. low storage facilities
  5. lack of capital

1.2 Objective Of The Study

To make it clear, the aim and objectives of consumer cooperative providing question and providing prospects solution to the following problems

  1. To make know the members of consumer cooperative in Anambra state particularly Idemili North.
  2. To make recommendation on how the consumer cooperative will enhance its programs.
  3. To know the specific system the particular system operates on so as to achieve maximum effectiveness
  4. To improve on consumer cooperative scheme which will provide member which expounded knowledge of the cooperative never the less introducing its procedure and techniques on how cooperative share their dividend surplus to their members.

1.3 Scope Of The Study

  1. The technique of their operative to professional standards
  2. It will equally decode to them the importance learned and educated cooperative members
  3. To eradicate incompetence and inefficiency
  4. To enable members see and know the importance of this association in which they are the study was carried out in Idemili North LGA Anambra state directors and members of consumer cooperative were constituted as the population the organization activities in the LGA.

1.4 Research Questions

  1. How can we correct the wrongs in the consumer cooperative society
  2. How can we bring the problem and prospect of consumer cooperative society to understanding

1.5 Significance Of The Study

The importance f the study can not be over emphasized because of the categories and marketing cooperative society. The exercise has evaluation of learning cooperative for the improvement of the society and the state in general

The consumer cooperative will have a significant benefit as a result of improving the marketing techniques for large distribution. However, this will help to uplift the consumer cooperative and its knowledge to the standard of emulation by the Idemili North consumer cooperative. More so it will help the student on the project to write up and have a broad knowledge of consumer cooperative society.

1.6 Limitation Of The Study

The study was limited by some difficult factors, the continuous strike conditions of the members, non chalante attitudes of some members as well as the director made the research study a little difficult to collect the questionnaire on agreed dates, these caused the researcher a few setbacks due to going to their various districts repeatedly and in some cases without success

As a result of these factors, health and financial constraints to the large occupational members involved in the process, the researcher was only able to gather only few questionnaire from the society members

The frequency and its technique of operation were not adoptive and again because of time limit it was not possible for the researcher to invest into all the factors that are affecting the consumer cooperative society in Idemili North LGA in Anambra state being the area of concentration.

1.7 Definition Of Term

Consumer Cooperative Society;

This is a society which deals on sales of manufactured consumer products of the member at a reasonable price. They are also similar to other cooperatives but for the fact that they are mainly found in the rural areas and its members are mostly farmers they sometimes are called service centers for their members.

Bulk Buying;

This refers to the buying of goods in large quantity at controlled price and selling to members and others at affordable price

Patronage Rebate;

This is the amount of money the society usually realizes at the end of the year. it is shared among members based on their degree of their participation, they also paid dividend on shares

Chapter Five

5.0 Summary Of Findings, Conclusion And Recommendation

5.1 Summary Of Findings

The research findings came as a result of the analysis collected data and the subsequent personnel observation it is also discovered that there is much need to solve these problems of the prospective consumer cooperative in idemili north, the number of respondent who attested asserts that as seen from above mention data collection as questionnaire.

An over whelming majority of the respondent agreed that there is need in consumer cooperative society, it was found in this research work that members can not implement the quality of product and level of promotion. In the table analysis o 7, 8, and 9stated that financing is what will help develop consumer cooperative, increase in the volume of marketing production which could have been difficult for individuals to obtain. Finally it was shown that consumer cooperative played an important t role in marketing and input supplying distribution of farm products and dissemination of information and extension including other services among members.

5.2 Conclusion

This project was taken to find out the difficulties and hope for consumer cooperative in Idemili North LGA of Anambra state. The purpose is to find out the internal advantage of role played by every local government area but Idemili North in particular. It is also used to know whether a negative or positive impacts are on the roles.
After a research studied, the research pointed out that consumer cooperative and cooperative development bank helped to reduce the rate of poverty. This increased the efficiency and effectiveness of information needed by the consumer cooperative in Idemili North LGA in terms of financing.

Finally, this organization has contributed much on building the standard of the less privilege in the area they establish and run there business shops through which members buy there various need

5.3 Recommendations

Taking cognac of the findings the researcher enumerated above the researcher see the need to make some recommendations based on the result of analysis an d the problem facing the local consumer cooperative finding.

The researcher believed that it will go a long what in improving the importance of Idemili North local government area.

Finally cooperative society in Idemili North LGA for consumer facilities is involved to safe guard integrity, find communication between the local government. such control should include provision of employment to our youths, corrections of error and fraud and helping the incompetent hands to manage the society.

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