Year 2020, Volume 23 , Issue 5, Pages 1294 - 1300 2020-10-31

Towards Alleviating Threat Factors in Small Scale Palm Oil Enterprises in the Tropics: Evidence from Nigeria
Towards Alleviating Threat Factors in Small Scale Palm Oil Enterprises in the Tropics: Evidence from Nigeria

Felix ACHOJA [1]


Smallholder palm oil enterprises dominate the vegetable oil industry in Nigeria but their operational continuity and growth have been under serious threat. This study analysed the threat factors in small scale palm oil firms with data collected from 84 palm oil processors. The finding indicates that the enterprise is profitable (₦486,745) but could be wipe out by external environmental factors. Further result indicates that the most significant threat factor to traditional palm oil extraction firms is climate hazards, particularly bush burning, product competitiveness with substitutes, theft of palm bunches, non-participation of youths, aging farmers and aged farmers’ quit tendencies. It was recommended among others that environmental protection policies and regulations by relevant agencies should be intensified against bush burning and reduce the external threats to small scale palm oil extraction firms in Nigeria. Advocacies for climate change mitigation measures should be intensified so as to reduce the external threats to small scale palm oil extraction firms in Delta State, Nigeria.

Smallholder palm oil enterprises dominate the vegetable oil industry in Nigeria but their operational continuity and growth have been under serious threat. This study analysed the threat factors in small scale palm oil firms with data collected from 84 palm oil processors. The finding indicates that the enterprise is profitable (₦486,745) but could be wipe out by external environmental factors. Further result indicates that the most significant threat factor to traditional palm oil extraction firms is climate hazards, particularly bush burning, product competitiveness with substitutes, theft of palm bunches, non-participation of youths, aging farmers and aged farmers’ quit tendencies. It was recommended among others that environmental protection policies and regulations by relevant agencies should be intensified against bush burning and reduce the external threats to small scale palm oil extraction firms in Nigeria. Advocacies for climate change mitigation measures should be intensified so as to reduce the external threats to small scale palm oil extraction firms in Delta State, Nigeria

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Primary Language en
Subjects Agriculture
Journal Section RESEARCH ARTICLE
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-9705-4923
Author: Felix ACHOJA (Primary Author)
Institution: Delta State University, Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Abraka, Delta State
Country: Nigeria


Dates

Application Date : December 2, 2019
Acceptance Date : March 13, 2020
Publication Date : October 31, 2020

APA Achoja, F . (2020). Towards Alleviating Threat Factors in Small Scale Palm Oil Enterprises in the Tropics: Evidence from Nigeria . Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam Üniversitesi Tarım ve Doğa Dergisi , 23 (5) , 1294-1300 . DOI: 10.18016/ksutarimdoga.vi.653865