Online ISSN: 2521-0246 | Print ISSN: 2523-0573
Volume 6 Number 3 September 2022
Shea Butter Processors’ Perception on Modern Processing Technologies in Oyo StatePages: 17-22
Authors: Nosiru Mojisola Olubukola, Ahmed Ahmed Olaitan*, Azeez, Fatai Abiola, PhD, Kabir Ganiyat Bello, Olawoore Titilayo
Nigeria is the largest producer of shea butter in the world in which Oyo State happened to be one of the largest producers of shea butter. The country supposed to be earning substantial income from its processing but the reverse is the case due to low quality and quantity of shea butter produced. It is well known that the method of processing Shea butter not play an important role in increasing productivity but also have direct impact on production quantity and quality. This research study aimed at assessing the perception of shea butter processors as it relate to modern processing technologies in Oyo State, Nigeria. The study use interview schedule was use to collect data. Multistage sampling procedure and purposive sampling techniques were used for the scheduled two hundred and twenty eight respondents in the study area Data collected were subjected to both descriptive and inferential statistical analyses. Perception index shows more than half (50.4%) of the processors had favourable perception on use of Shea butter modern processing technologies. The coefficient correlation shows that significant relationship existed between the perceptions of users of modern processing technologies and level use of modern technologies. (r= 0.286; p<0.05). It recommended that Nigerian agricultural engineers should be empowered to devise appropriate adaptive technology. Also there should be a follow up visits by extension agents to achieve desired results about the modern shea butter technologies.