Utilisation of Soybean in Oniyo Community of Oyo State, Nigeria

Type Journal Article - Agriculture and Veterinary
Title Utilisation of Soybean in Oniyo Community of Oyo State, Nigeria
Volume 13
Issue 7
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2013
Page numbers 7-14
URL http://journalofagriculture.org/index.php/GJSFR/article/download/89/89
Adequate nutrition are basic requirements for economic development, since an underfed nation
is an under productive nation. This study therefore determined the utilization of soybean in a major
soybean producing community in one of the soybean producing state in Nigeria. This is because soybean
has the potentials to ensure adequate diet and good health. The study area is Oniyo community in Orire
Local Government Area of Oyo State. One hundred and thirty soybean farmers were selected using
simple random sampling. Primary data was collected using interview schedule from the 130 selected
farmers, but 123 of the schedules were found to be useable. Data were described and analyzed using
frequencies, percentages, means, chart, chi square and Pearson Product Moment Correlation. Result of
data analysis revealed that soybean is cultivated by male and female, as well as old and young. Most of
the soybean farmers have a household size of between four to six people and household labor of
between one and two people. Majority of the farmers have had between 11 to 20 years of soybean
cultivation and have mean income of between =N=20,000 to =N=40,000 per month. Farmers’
awareness of soybean benefits was neither significantly high nor low and consequently their level of
perception of soybean benefits.

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