The Uses Of Azadirachta Indica A. Juss (Neem Tree) In Taura Local Government Area, Jigawa State, Nigeria

Ahmed Aliyu Maje, Dr Maria Mbattude, Sylvester Nyakaana

Abstract


The purpose of this study was to determine the uses of Azadirachta indica A. juss (neem tree) in Taura Local Government Area, Jigawa State, Nigeria. This plant is an invasive species; it was introduced long ago but has a great importance in terms of control of desertification, land degradation and abundant human/animal uses. The whole neem tree have different uses depending on the portions, it could be the leaves, bark,stems and roots. The study categorizes uses to local farmers into three thus; direct uses, consisting of five different questions, the ecological uses consisting of six questions and the medicinal uses consisting of four questions.The sample size of 398 local farmers where used and shared within the ten wards of the Local Government Area. The result obtained had shown that the response from the Local farmers where positive.


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