Gbadamosi and Kolawole Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 9(4), pp. 459-465, 2019 ISSN: 2276-7770 Copyright ©2019, the copyright of this article is retained by the author(s) https://gjournals.org/GJAS Assessment of Cassava Processing Machinery in Akinyele Local Government, Oyo State, Nigeria 1Gbadamosi Jimoh and 2Kolawole O. Peter 1, Department of Agricultural Education, School of Vocational and Technical Education, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo. 2, Department of Agricultural Education, School of Vocational and Technical Education, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti.Oyo Campus/Mechanization unit, IITA Ibadan. ARTICLE INFO ABSTRACT Article No.: 121819218 Type: Research The study was conducted to know the state of cassava processing machinery and the knowledge of operators on maintenance of that machinery in Akinyele local government areas of Oyo state. The local Government is currently hosting International Institute of Tropical Agriculture IITA and total number of 50 cassava processors responded to our questionnaires. The distribution was 5 cassava processors per ward. The questionnaires used to collect data consists of the demographic structures, observed cassava processing machinery, methods of operating the machines, assessment of abandoned machines and reasons, ownership of the processing centres, sources of power for operating machines and the relationship between the cassava processors and the machine manufacturers. The results show that 75% of the processors were female, average age between 31-40 years (46%). Most of the machines abandoned were obsolete because of new technology and no capacity development to improve those machines for the cassava processors. This will be needed to boost agriculture and employment. Accepted: 16/12/2019 Published: 24/12/2019 *Corresponding Author Kolawole Peter E-mail: p.kolawole @cgiar.org Keywords: Cassava root; Processing; Machinery; Survey; Gender Return to Content View [Full Article – PDF] [Full Article – HTML] [Full Article – EPUB] Post-Publication Peer-review Rundown View/get involved, click [Peer-review] REFERENCES Davies, R.M. Olatunji M.O. and Burubai W. 2008. A Survey of Cassava Processing Machinery in Oyo State World Journal of Agricultural Sciences 4 (3): 337-340, 2008 ISSN 1817-3047 IDOSI Publications. FAO 2007 Nigeria – Agricultural machinery, tractors per 100 sq. km of arable land https://www.indexmundi.com/facts/nigeria/indicator/AG.LND.TRAC.ZS Fieldwork, 2019. An Appraisal of Cassava Processing Machinery in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria. Unpublished Research Project of Faculty of Education Department of Agricultural Science Ekiti State University. Ado Ekiti Gbadamosi J. 2017 An Appraisal of Cassava Processing Machinery in Oyo Metropolis, Oyo, Oyo State, Nigeria International Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 2017; 2(6): 68-72 Okojie J. (2018) Nigeria needs 750,000 tractors to be at par with global average https://businessday.ng/agriculture/article/nigeria-needs-750000-tractors-par-global-average-ritvonen/ Oishimaya N. (2018). Top Cassava Producing Countries WorldAtlas, worldatlas.com/articles/top-cassava-producing-countries-in-the-world/. Cite this Article: Gbadamosi, J; Kolawole, OP (2019). Assessment of Cassava Processing Machinery in Akinyele Local Government, Oyo State, Nigeria. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences 9(4): 459-465. .