International Journal of Agriculture Extension and Social Development
2018, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A
Analysis of the perceived problems of oil palm production and processing in Imo state, Nigeria
Ihenacho LU and Okorie UG
This study was carried out in Imo State to examine the perceived problems of oil palm production. A total of 124 millers were selected randomly and given questionnaire. Data collected were analyzed using percentage, mean and standard deviation. The findings of the study revealed that the problems facing oil palm production include lack of adequate land space, inadequate storage facilities which results in low production of oil palm, inadequate finance. While its prospects include that the cultivation of oil palm is an inevitable means of shifting the nation’s dependence on oil and a means of discouraging urban drift. It was recommended that governments at all levels should provide loans specifically to oil palm producers, cooperative societies should also be encouraged to ensure easy milling of oil palm, adequate market information be given to millers for profitable income and land tenure reform be taken to ease land problems.
Ihenacho LU, Okorie UG. Analysis of the perceived problems of oil palm production and processing in Imo state, Nigeria. Int J Agric Extension Social Dev 2018;1(2):07-09. DOI: 10.33545/26180723.2018.v1.i2a.81