ANALYSIS OF POVERTY STATUS OF FOREST DWELLERS IN COASTAL COMMUNITIES

ABSTRACT

This study looked at the poverty levels of forest dwellers in Ondo State, Nigeria. Ten communities in Ondo State’s coastal region were chosen at random. Two sets of structured questionnaires were administered to ten randomly selected respondents in each of the communities visited in the two local government areas that were chosen. According to the study’s findings, 60% of respondents in both communities have no formal education. In Okitipupa, 50% of respondents earn between 80,000 and 100,000, while 44% of respondents in the Ese-odo community earn between 60,000 and 80,000 per year. According to the findings of this study, 38% and 36% of respondents in the Ese-odo and Okitipupa communities, respectively, have transportation issues. In the study, the Lorenz curve depicts the cumulative income share versus The percentage of forest dwellers indicates that respondents’ incomes are unequal. The government should assist in providing good roads and health centers in the study area’s rural areas. This will aid in resolving the transportation issue that many of the forest dwellers in the study area are experiencing. Many of the respondents who are experiencing health issues will benefit from the establishment of health centers.

 

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