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Journal of Agriculture and Ecology Research International, 2394-1073,Vol.: 7, Issue.: 3


Assessment of On-farm Cultivation and Conservation of Indigenous Fruit Species in Ekiti State, Nigeria


Joshua Kayode1,2* and Tolulope O. Bamigboye2

1Department of Plant Science, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria.

2Department of Crop Production Technology, Federal College of Forestry, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.

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(1) Mirza Hasanuzzaman, Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Bangladesh.

(2) Malgorzata Pietrowska-Borek, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Life Sciences, Poznan, Poland.

(3) Daniele De Wrachien, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences of the State University of Milan, Italy.


(1) T. Pullaiah, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, India.

(2) Dipak Kumar Sahoo, Iowa State University, USA.

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Aims: The study aimed at the identification of the disincentives hindering their on-farm cultivation in Ekiti State.

Place of Study: The study was carried out in Ekiti State, Nigeria. 

Methods: A combination of social survey and direct field observation was used to assess the on-farm cultivation of indigenous fruit species (IFS) in Ekiti State, Nigeria.

Results: Twelve IFS were identified. Field observation revealed that despite the fact that these IFS were reservoirs of numerous returns in the study area, considerable number of factors threatens their cultivation hence present dependency is based on those growing in the wild.

Conclusions: Respondents’ indigenous knowledge on the identified species were documented and used for proposing conservation strategies that would enhance the sustainability of the IFS. 

Keywords :

Assessment; on-farm cultivation; conservation; indigenous fruit species; Ekiti State.

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DOI : 10.9734/JAERI/2016/24811

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