MATRIC NO: 991262
A PRE-DATA SEMINAR PAPER
THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AND RURAL SOCIOLOGY
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES,
OLABISI ONABANJO UNIVERSITY,
YEWA CAMPUS, AYETORO, OGUN STATE, NIGERIA
IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENT OF THE AWARD OF MASTER OF SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AND RURAL SOCIOLOGY
The 1901 forest proclamation in Nigeria that stipulated that a tree must be planted in place of any tree removed was an attempt by the authorities of the time to regulate log exploitation and introduce forest resources management. By and large the necessity to control logging activities to prevent untimely timber deficits became imperative that a forest ordinance to establish forest reserves was put in place in 1908. By 1930, about 97,000 ha of forest reserves had been established and by 1970 forest reserves had increased to 9,342,000 ha. At present the total area of forest reserves in Nigeria is about 10,762,702 ha (Omoluabi et al., 1991). In the first half of the last century, Nigeria experienced a rapid expansion of logging activities with large forest concessions granted. During this period, forest management activities consisted largely of concession inspection accompanied by collection of fees and establishment of forest plantations on an experimental basis. However, much effort went into identifying the means of enhancing growth and regeneration of economic species through a system known as Tropical Shelter wood System (TSS) which entailed cutting the climbers and poisoning of the competing undesirable species. This was meant to have at least 25 merchantable trees per ha at harvesting. The system, which was practiced along with enrichment planting, where appropriate, was found faulty and therefore... [continues]
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