Constraints in the utilization of cassava processing techniques amongst agro-forestry farmers in Edo State, Nigeria
The study was carried out to investigate the constraints in utilization of cassava processing techniques among agroforestry farmers in Edo state. One hundred and fifty farmers were purposively selected using simple random sampling technique. The data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings revealed that socio economic parameters play key roles in the perceived effects of the utilization of the processing techniques. The challenges facing the farmers revealed that techniques are expensive which has a mean value of (M = 2.46); the techniques have high labour requirement which has a mean value of (M = 2.35). It also revealed that there is no significant relationship (p>0.05) between marital status(x2=0.733), religion (x2=2.701) and effectiveness in the utilization of the technique. However, sex (x2 =10.452) and labour size (x2=32.792) showed a positive significant relationship with effectiveness of the utilization technique. Also, the correlation analysis revealed that there is no significant relationship (p<0.005) between that cassava processing technique and the effectiveness of the utilization of the technique.