Osewa Et Al


Osewa et al

Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences

Vol. 10(1), pp. 25-29, 2020

ISSN: 2276-7770

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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 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


Accepted:  24/06/2019

Published: 31/01/2020


*Corresponding Author

Osewa O.

E-mail: sundayosewa@



butter; constraints; rural dweller




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Cite this Article: Osewa SO; Alamu O; Inegbedion GO; Abegunrin
OD; Jolaiya OB (2020). Assessment of constraints facing Shea butter
processors among ru
ral dwellers in Oyo State, Nigeria. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences 10(1):



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