Socio-Economic Analysis of Healing Forest Soils and Rocks in Ogun and Ondo States, Nigeria
Omosekeji R. B, Oluwalana S .A, Soaga J. A, Ogungbero R.O
Corresponding Author : Omosekeji R. B.
Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta. Nigeria.
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Received : 2018-05-25 Accepted : 2018-06-13 Published : 2018-06-13
Abstract : Forest soils and rocks are natural resources that serve as source of antibiotic that enhance human health. Multistage sampling technique with four stage design was adopted,11 L.G.A were purposively selected 6 in Ogun and 5 in Ondo States. Data collection was through the use of questionnaire and interview guide. A total of 151 respondents (72 in Ogun and 79 in Ondo States) were selected cutting across Herbalists, Herb sellers and Farmers. Data collected include socio-economic characteristic, income and types of healing forest soils and rocks. The results revealed that the mean age of respondents was 54years, 58.2%, had primary education. Mean monthly income of respondents was ₦147,544. Logit result shows marital status and mode of training were positive and significant at 5% and 1% respectively. Chi- square showed significant association between male and female users (p<0.05). The Gini – Index (GI) of the respondents was 0.06, which implied that healing forest soils and rocks reduces income inequality. It was concluded that healing forest soils and rocks contribute to the welfare of respondent and recommended that Forest policy should encourage practitioners improve on processing, and collection of healing forest soils and rocks through fiscal measures and incentives to encourage production.
Keywords : Socio economic characteristic, healing forest soils and rocks, human health
Citation : Omosekeji R. B. et al (2018), Socio-Economic Analysis of Healing Forest Soils and Rocks in Ogun and Ondo States, Nigeria. J. of Advanced Botany and Zoology. V6I3.05. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.1289065
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Journal of Advanced Botany and Zoology
ISSN : 2348-7313
Volume 6 / Issue 3
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