African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6688

Full Length Research Paper

Contribution of some ornamental plants to the socio-economic development of urban household in Akure metropolis

Adeduntan, Sunday Adeniyi
  • Adeduntan, Sunday Adeniyi
  • Department of Forestry and Wood Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure. Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 19 September 2013
  •  Accepted: 09 September 2014
  •  Published: 22 January 2015

Abstract

This study examined the ornamental plant nursery business in Nigeria, using Akure Metropolis, Ondo State as a case study. The study specifically identified the factors affecting ornamental plant nursery operations and income generated and challenges of ornamental plant nursery business in the state. For the study ornamental nursery operators/owners households were surveyed across the study area and interviewed via the use of the questionnaire. Descriptive and the regression analysis were the tools used in analysing the study data gathered. The study results showed that ornamental plant nursery operators are aging. Inadequate land and pest attack was indicated as a major constraint to ornamental plant nursery production. The study therefore recommends the education of youths and others alike to appreciate ornamental plant nursery business considering the business profitability.

 

Keyword: Ornamental, nursery, landscaping, plant, nursery.