DISTRIBUTION AND SOCIO-ECONOMICS OF TWO LEGUMINOUS TREE SPECIES IN
AbstractThis study was carried out to obtain information on the distribution and socio-economics of Parkia. Biglobosa and Tamarindus indica, as well as other constraints to their production in the Sudan and Guinea savanna agro ecologies of Nigeria, using structural questionnaires that were administered to farmers and herb sellers/herbalist who are not less than 40 years of age. The data generated showed that P. biglobosa and T. indica were commonly found in and around the house-hold compound (40%), while plantation of these tree species were rarely in existence within the agro ecologies (10%). It was gathered from the findings that these tree species play great role in socio-economic (100%) and trado-medical life (50%) of the rural people. Many of the respondents (40-90%) reported insect pests and disease as major constraints to their cultivations, while some admitted that low seed germination greatly hindered the cultivation of these trees within the agro ecologies.
Global Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol.2(2) 2003: 122-126