Busari et al Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 3 (1), pp.006-011, January 2013 ISSN: 2276-7770 Research Paper Manuscript Number:110512231 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2013.1.110512231 Economic Analysis of Vegetable Production by Rural Women in Iwo Zone of Osun State, Nigeria 1*Busari Ahmed O, 2Idris-Adeniyi K.M. and 3 Oyekale J.O Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension Osun State University, College of Agriculture, Ejigbo Campus *Corresponding Author’s E-mail: busariahmed2008 @ yahoo.com, hamed.busari @ uniosun.edu.ng Abstract: The vegetation types in the Wildlife Park of the University of Agriculture, Makurdi was evaluated to determine its plant species composition and percentage distribution, structure in terms of diameter at breast height (DBH) and utilization level. The point- centered quarter method (PCQ) and step-point line technique (SPLT) were used in the survey. There were 31 woody plants species in the park. The common species in the woodland vegetation type were Daniellia oliveri (14.17%), Vitex doniana (12.00%), Khaya senegalensis (9.33%), while in the Riparian vegetation, Vitex doniana (17.00%) was the prominent species. Acacia polyacantha (24.00%), Combretum molle (23.00%) and Prosopis africana (31.00%) were the commonest species in the Grassland vegetation. Syzigium guineense, Diospyros mespiliformis and Elaeis guineense occurred only in the Riparian Vegetation. The result on structure revealed that DBH class> 100 cm had the highest number of woody plants in the Riparian vegetation and was significantly (P<0.05) different from the Woodland and Grassland vegetation types. For DBH 1-10cm, the woodland was significantly different (P<0.05) from the Riparian and Grassland vegetations. The results of plant utilization level by wild animals showed that 15 plant species were utilized: 3 highly, 6 moderately and 6 lightly. Keywords: Vegetation types, Wildlife Park Return to Content View [Full Article – PDF] [Full Article – HTML] [Full Article – EPUB] Reference: Adeyemi BT (1992). “Role of Women in Agricultural production in Kwara State” in Agric News, Kwara Agric Development Programme, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. Akor R (1990). The role of women in agriculture and constraints to their effective participation in agricultural development in Nigeria. Paper presented at UNDP/ILO/DFRRI Training Workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation of Rural Women in Productive Skills Project. Badmus MA and Yekinni OT (2011). “Economic Analysis of Exotic Vegetable Production among Urban Fadama Women Farmers in Akinyele Local Government Area Oyo State, Nigeria”. International Journal of Agricultural Economics and Rural development 4 (1) 2011. Charles AO (2009). “Reducing Post harvest Losses of Horticultural Commodities in Nigeria through Improved Packaging” International Union of Food and Science and Institute of Food Technologists. Janelid I (1975). The role of women in Nigerian agriculture. Rome: FAO. Mofeke ALE, Ahmada A and Mudiane OJ (2003). “Relationship between yield and seasonal water use for tomatoes, onions, and potatoes grown under fadama irrigation”. Asset Series A. 3:35-46. Patrick M (2010). The Importance of Vegetables Healthy Life Journal. Sabo E and Zira YD (2009).“Awareness and effectiveness of vegetable technology information packages by vegetable farmers in Adamawa State, Nigeria”. African Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 4 (2), pp. 065-070. Samanta R K (1994). They reap less than they sow. The Hindu (April), No. 7. Madras: India. WORDOC (1988). Women in agriculture. African Notes, ^ (Special Number). Institute of African Studies, Ibadan. Yemisi IO and AA Mukhtar (2009). “Gender Issues in Agriculture and Rural Development in Nigeria: The Role of Women”. Humanity & Social Sciences Journal 4 (1): 19-30.