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Profitability of Clerodendrum volubile (eweta) , a non-timber forest product, in Okitipupa, Ondo State, Nigeria

OI Faleyimu, D Osaze

Abstract


The study assessed the profitability of Clerodendrum volubile (eweta), a Non-Timber Forest product, in Okitipupa, Ondo State Nigeria. Purposive and simple random sampling techniques were used in the selection of markets and respondents. The sample size was 60 and instrument of data collection was structured and pre-tested questionnaires. The result showed that the enterprise is profitable with a marketing margin of N57, 412 and net returns of N45,604. The benefit cost ratio was 1.74:1. It is recommended that intensive propaganda and awareness should be mounted by the agricultural extension agent on the control of the market so as to attract more farmers on the eweta cultivation and marketing.

Keywords: Non-wood forest product, vegetable, profitability




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