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Evaluation of economic implications of forest products utilization on rural households in south west Nigeria

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Peter Otunaruke Emaziye, Nelly Ufuoma Ureigho, Oghenekome Emaziye, Oghenero Joseph Ovharhe

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Int. J. Biosci.21( 2), 43-50, August 2022

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/21.2.43-50


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The main objective focused on the economic implications of forest products utilization on respondents. Sampling technique adopted was multi-stage sampling. Well-structured questionnaires were adopted for data collection and data analysis was done using chi-square test and descriptive statistics. Most respondents were aged and aware about forest product utilization activities in the studied area. Forest were far away five to six kilometer from rural households as results of deforestation. Timber and firewood were the main forest products. The mean annual income, food and medicinal plants for ailment treatment from non-forest products were decreasing tremendously while erosion and land degradation were on the increase. The economic impacts of forest product utilization were severe with adverse economic effects on rural households. The three null tested hypotheses were rejected. The study recommends that forest protection policies and laws should be enacted followed by strict compliance.


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