Olaleye And Agbeja

Olaleye and Agbeja



Greener
Journal of  Agricultural Sciences


Vol. 4 (2), pp.
075-082,
March 2014.


 ISSN: 2276-7770 



Research

Paper

Manuscript Number: 012014050

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2014.2.012014050 



Gender Control in Forest Product Value-Chain in Rivers
and Bayelsa State, Nigeria


 


Olaleye
S. M.1* and Agbeja B. O.2

 

1Department of Forest
Resources Management, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

2Department of Forestry and
Wildlife Management, University of Port Harcourt, Choba,

Rivers State, Nigeria.

 

*Corresponding Author’s Email:
sele.olaleye @ yahoo. com

Abstract:

Forest
Products (FPs) are numerous and exhaustive processing of
some species adds to the number of utilization. Apart from
timber, non-timber forest products have the potential to
increase under innovative modifications and introduces
small-scale enterprises (SSE) from the point of collection,
through the value-chain channel and finally to the end-users
(consumers). This study was carried out to examine the
impact of gender in selected FPs with a view to creating a
paradigm shift in gender control (GC) and value-chain
adjustment in forest conservation, harvesting, processing,
marketing and consumption of FPs in Bayelsa and Rivers
State, Nigeria.
The result reveals that the more the married females and
investors in a particular state the less the GC activities
in FPs. Respondents between ages 20 and 59 and high level of
education resulted to less GC commitment than younger or
older ones with low level of education. More so, results
revealed that frequent involvement of females in fruit and
vegetable FPs are likely to discourage GC activities. The
control of gender also shows that medicinal plant and crafts
would offer positive and innovative mechanism to
sustainability of livelihood and forest management. In
Rivers, females dominate in handling of fruit and vegetable
FPs while in Bayelsa, there was no gender restriction. In
some FPs, children are a set of gender due to adult
sentiments to distribution. In addition household, musical
and fishing crafts were products from choice of FPs.
Gender control in value-chain activities encourages SSE and
innovation. Forest extension education would enhance
efficiency.
 
Keywords: Value, control, processing, crafts, Bayelsa,
small enterprise, extension education.

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