Volume 4, Issue 4, December 2019, Page: 66-74
Exploring the Potential of Oil Palm (Elaeisguineensis), Spoilage, Before and During Harvest, in Nigeria
Prince Awojoodu Soji, Department of Computer Science and Mathematics, Oduduwa University, Ile-Ife Kingdom, Nigeria
Received: Sep. 11, 2019;       Accepted: Oct. 4, 2019;       Published: Oct. 17, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajpb.20190404.13      View  38      Downloads  7
Abstract
This research work, was carried out, to explore the potential of oil palm, spoilage, before and during harvest, in Nigeria. 3,600 open questionnaires were distributed to the 4 Local Governments, namely: (Ife East, Ife South, Ife Central and Ife North), local government areas in, Nigeria. Out of which 900 was used for farmers, in each local government. A total of 36 locations, were sampled in all the four local governments, out of which 100 questionnaires were used in each location. It was gathered that above 70% of the farmers supported, exploring the potential of oil palm (elaeisguineensis), spoilage, before and during harvest, in Nigeria, while less than 30% of the people could not even understand whether there was any needy, to explore the potential of oil palm (elaeisguineensis), spoilage, before and during harvest, in Nigeria, or not. The results from the questionnaires when using Pearson one-tailed correlation coefficient, however revealed that there was no significant difference from all the farmers visited and sampled, (p < 0.05) table 5. This shows a strong positive correlation, which implying that, exploring the potential of oil palm (elaeisguineensis), spoilage, before and during harvest, in Nigeria, was strongly influenced and enhanced farmer’s support, and had therefore, made this research work to become a reality, (p < 0.05) table 5. The reasons may be due to the fact that in Nigeria, every part of palm oil is not only useful economically, for domestic purposes; the kernel cake gotten from kernel, when processed, can be used as a feed, for dairy cattle because of its high-protein content. It can also be used as a clearing agent, in baked goods, cosmetics, confectionery, shampoo, toothpaste, and washing detergents etc. Pie Chart was used to depict the summary data of each of the local government areas sampled.
Keywords
Oil Palm (ElaeisGuineensis), 4 Local Governments, Pearson One-Tailed Correlation, Spoilage, Harvest
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Prince Awojoodu Soji, Exploring the Potential of Oil Palm (Elaeisguineensis), Spoilage, Before and During Harvest, in Nigeria, American Journal of Plant Biology. Vol. 4, No. 4, 2019, pp. 66-74. doi: 10.11648/j.ajpb.20190404.13
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