Osewa et al Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 10(1), pp. 25-29, 2020 ISSN: 2276-7770 Copyright ©2020, the copyright of this article is retained by the author(s) https://gjournals.org/GJAS Assessment of constraints facing Shea butter processors among rural dwellers in Oyo State, Nigeria *Osewa S.O; Alamu O.; Inegbedion G.O; Abegunrin O.D; Jolaiya O.B National Centre for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology, PMB 5382 Moor-Plantaion, Apata, Ibadan. ARTICLE INFO ABSTRACT Article No.: 061919112 Type: Research The study assessed the constraints facing Shea butter processors among rural dwellers in Oyo State, Nigeria. A well-structured questionnaire was used to obtain information in the study areas. Purposive and multistage random sampling procedures were used to select 120 respondents. The study revealed that over half (57.5%) of the processors were between the ages of 46-60 years, while most (93.3%) of the respondents were female, 32.5% have been processing for over 25 years, while only 15% of the respondents had contact with extension personnel. This study revealed that majority (65.8%) of the respondents got capital from the cooperative society, while 51.7% processed between 2,001 and 3,000 kilograms per month. Majority (81.7%) of processors did not produce effectively as a result of inadequate access to credit facilities. Pearson Product Moment Correlations revealed that there was no significant relationship between their age and the constraints faced by the Shea butter processors (r= 0.301 and p = 0.001). It was recommended that processors should be encouraged and assisted with credit facilities to improve their productivity. Accepted: 24/06/2019 Published: 31/01/2020 *Corresponding Author Osewa O. E-mail: sundayosewa@ yahoo.com Keywords: Shea butter; constraints; rural dweller 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 Akosah-Sarping, K. (2003) Demand for West Africa’s hea butter in cosmetic industry. West Africa Review, 4(1). Chalfin, B. (2004). Shea butter Republic State: state power, global markets, and the making of an indigenous commodity. Routledge. New York. Fleury, J. M. (1981). The Butter Tree. (Vol.10. No. 2) Ottawa, Canada: IDRC Publications. FAO. 2006S. [Online] [Date accessed: 23/03/11] Available from the World Wide Web: http://www.fao.org/s/ess/toptrade/trade.asp?dir=exp+country=81&ryear=2004 Holtzman, J. (2004). The Shea Butter Value Chain: Study Synthesis and Recommendation for WATH. WATH Technical Report No. 1, Dakar, WATH. IPGRI, (2006). Descriptors for Shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa). International Plant Genetic Resources Institute, Rome, Italy. Available at: www.ipgri.cigar.org Lovett, PN; Haq N. (2000a). Diversity of the Sheanut tree (Vitellaria paradoxa C.F. Gaertn) in Ghana. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 47(3). Saul M; Ouadba J; Bognounou O (2003). The wild vegetation cover of Western Burkina Faso colonial policy & post-colonial development. In Basset, T. and Crummey, D., African Savannas: global narratives & local knowledge of environmental change. Reed Elsevier. Portsmouth. Teklehaimanot, Z (2004). Managing Parkia biglobosa and Vitellaria paradoxa prunnings for crop production and improved soil properties in the sub Sudanian zone of Burkina Faso. Arid lands Res Manage 17:283-296. Vermily, KL (2004). Vitellaria paradoxa and the feasibility of a Shea butter project in the women and technical innovation. Intermediate Technology Publications. Cite this Article: Osewa SO; Alamu O; Inegbedion GO; Abegunrin OD; Jolaiya OB (2020). Assessment of constraints facing Shea butter processors among rural dwellers in Oyo State, Nigeria. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences 10(1): 25-29. .