Head of Department:Dr Iduma
Forest Economics and Extension Department is one of the five research departments in the Institute. It has the following mandates: to carryout socio-economic analysis of research activities in the institute.
to collaborate with other department in the institute on socio-economic aspects of forestry research efforts.
to collaborate with individuals and organizations (private and public) on behalf of the institute in the socio-economic analyses of forestry related products.
to disseminate research results to end users through on-farm demonstrations, publications, exhibitions and agricultural shows, workshops and seminars, diagnostic surveys, monthly technology review meetings and training workshops on new technologies.
Farming systems Research section
Graphic and Photographic section
FARMING SYSTEM RESEARCH SECTION
Interacting with people (both urban and rural dwellers) on matter affecting forestry and its developments. Conducting research in socio-economic matters on forestry and forestry related activities among the forestry practitioners and the public. Understanding the culture, tradition, belief and religion of the people and how all these affect the adoption of forestry research findings. Seeking to understand the state of knowledge of forestry by the general public in order to effectively disseminate research findings to them. Emphasizing the importance of rural sociology for promoting sustainable development.
Its major mandate involves dissemination of FRIN Research Report through printed materials, audio and audio visual system. I.e. To publish the periodic report of the Institute which includes Annual Report, Research Reports, Technical Special Reports, Quarterly News Bulletin and Research review Proceedings. To liaise with the media house to publicize the Institute. To collaborate with the extension unit for the printing of Extension materials such as posters, extension guides, pamphlets, leaflets and flyers.
GRAPHIC AND PHOTOGRAPHIC SECTION
To record in photographs and capture all FRIN research activities both in the headquarter and outstations To also ensure proper storage of all the pictorial and graphical aspects of research work, so that hard and soft copies can be available for research purposes. To collaborate with other departments in the Institute in preparing slides on their technologies. To train Industrial Training students on new technologies in modern photography.
ON GOING RESEARCH
a) Projects Socio Economic Analyses of the production trade and utilization of Thaumatococcus danielli in South West Nigeria b) Marketing Efficiency of Garcinia Kolaand Afromomum melegneta in Ibadan Metropolis, Oyo State. c) Identification, Classification and Utilization of NTFPs in selected markets in Ibadan, Oyo State. d) Price determination of Garcinia Kola, Afomomum melegnata and Tetracarpidiumi conophorum in Oyo State. This project is on-going, it is at the stage of data collection. e) Forest dependence in a Subsistence Economy; strategy for poverty Reduction in Onigambari Forest Reserve Area of Oyo State, Nigeria. 2) Farming System Section a) Socio economics impacts of some selected Non-Timber Forest products (NTFPs) in FRIN Headquarters Environment. The study is completed and the report completed. b) Community Awareness about Forestry Related Environmental Issues using Mass Media in Oyo and Osun state Nigeria. The research work is on-going, the questionnaires has been drawn and staff are about to go into the field. c) Effects of Moringa oleifera and Glirida Sepium on soil fertility, growth and yield of maize (Zea mays). This is in collaboration with Agroforestry section of Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Department. It is an on-going project. The land has been cleared for the planting of Moringa oleifera, Gliricidiai Sepiumi and Zea mays. d) Establishment and Management of Jatropha curcasinterrupted with maize and cassava (on-Farm Adaptive Research). It is on-going and in collaboration with Agroforestry section of Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) department. 3) Rural Sociology Section a)Household perception about the consumption of grasscutter in Ibadan Metropolis, Oyo State. b) Availability and variations of selected wood species in some wood markets within Ibadan and Oyo towns 4) Extension Service Section a) Assessment of community participation in Agroforestry in Oyo State. b) The contribution of Honey production to poverty Alleviation in South-West, Nigeria. c) Farmers’ perception about Forestry Extension Activities as a source of information in south-West of Niger