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Factors Affecting Utilization of Cooking Banana among Households in Oguta Area of Imo State, Nigeria

OM Odesope, JU Ulebo, O Ugboh, SO Olatunji

Abstract


The study investigated factors affecting utilization of cooking banana among households in Oguta area of Imo State, Nigeria. Data were collected from 84 randomly selected respondents from six communities in the study area who were administered with structured questionnaire. Data analysis was by use of descriptive statistics. Findings showed that utilization was generally moderate. Correlation analysis revealed that gender, extension contact and age showed negative and significant relationship with utilization. Awareness campaign about the importance of cooking banana should be intensified. Plant breeders should develop cooking banana cultivars of higher quality to match plantain and or banana.



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