Effects of Oil Palm Wastes on the Environment in Edo and Ondo States, Nigeria

Authors : Akagbosu, B. E; Fasina O.O; Alfred S. D. Y

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 10 - October

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10113130

The study assessed the effects of Oil Palm wastes on the environment in Edo and Ondo States Nigeria. specifically, the study ascertained the socioeconomic characteristics of the processors, assessed the disposal of oil palm fruit processing wastes and the effect of the waste on the environment was also determined.A multi-stage sampling procedure was used in the selection of 250 respondents for the study. Data were collected with the use of interview schedule. Data collected were subjected to both descriptive and inferential statistics; descriptive statistics included frequencies, percentages and means. Inferential statistics used was Chi-square. The results showed that majority of the respondents (72.2%) were males, married (89.6%), had mean age of 49.18 years educated (92.4%). Majority of them (57%) operated small mechanized mills with digester, with a few (12%) having mechanized mills. and had mean processing experience of 10 years. Also, respondents’ perception on waste significantly associated with the different disposal methods at p ≤ 0.05. It was concluded that oil palm processors were mostly males they employed open dumping and burning of their wastes. The study recommended female processors should be encouraged and more appropriate ways of disposing wastes should be encouraged by oil palm stakeholders.

Keywords : Oil Palm, Wastes, Disposal, Environment.


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