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Youths’ involvement in oil palm (Elaeis Guineensis) fruit processing activities

Show simple item record Ayinde, Julius-Olatunde Famakinwa, Michael Akeredolu, Babatunde-Opeyemi 2021-03-08T08:05:56Z 2021-03-08T08:05:56Z 2021-01-21
dc.identifier.citation Ayinde, Julius Olatunde, Michael Famakinwa, Babatunde Opeyemi Akeredolu. 2020. “Youths’ involvement in oil palm (Elaeis Guineensis) fruit processing activities”. Cercetări Agronomice în Moldova 53 (4): 384-399. DOI: 10.46909/cerce-2020-033. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study assessed the youths’ involvement in oil palm fruit processing activities in Ondo State, Nigeria. It described the socio-economic characteristics of youths involved in oil palm fruit processing activities, determined their level of involvement, examined their perception and identified constraints associated with their involvement. Multistage sampling procedure was employed to select 120 respondents from the study area. Interview schedule was employed to collect relevant data, which was analysed with SPSS software package. Descriptive statistics were used to summarise the data while inferential statistics were used to draw inference on hypothesis. The results show that majority (63.3%) were male, 95.8% had formal education with a mean age of 27.2 ± 2.7 years. Picking of fresh fruit bunches ( = 2.71), packaging ( = 2.60) and gathering of bunches ( = 2.50) were the major activities youth involved in. Higher percentage (57.9%) of the youth had favourable perception towards involvement in oil palm fruit processing activities. Lack of modern processing facilities ( =3.65) and funds/inadequate credit facilities ( = 3.65) were the prime constraints to their involvement. Number of labour (r = 0.7460; p≤0.01) and income (r = 0.601; p≤0.01) of the respondents were significantly related to youth involvement. The study concluded that youth had moderate involvement in oil palm processing activities. However, agricultural development stakeholders like government should provide adequate and functional credits facilities to these youths to encourage their involvement. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher "Ion Ionescu de la Brad" University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Iași en_US
dc.subject constraints en_US
dc.subject participation en_US
dc.subject processing en_US
dc.subject perception en_US
dc.subject socio-economic en_US
dc.title Youths’ involvement in oil palm (Elaeis Guineensis) fruit processing activities en_US
dc.type Article en_US Julius Olatunde Ayinde, Michael Famakinwa, Babatunde Opeyemi Akeredolu, Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
dc.publicationName Cercetări Agronomice în Moldova
dc.volume 53
dc.issue 4
dc.publicationDate 2020
dc.startingPage 384
dc.endingPage 399
dc.identifier.eissn 2067-1865
dc.identifier.doi 10.46909/cerce-2020-033

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