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Assessment of Soybean Processing Technologies in Ilorin East and West Local Government Area of Kwara State of Nigeria

Keywords: Soybean , processors , fabricators

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A survey was conducted in the year to assess soybean processing technologies in Ilorin east and West local government area of Kwara State in Nigeria. Highest percentages of processors (45%) procure their raw materials from farmers and market places while (45%) of fabricators obtain theirs from Owode Onirin in Ilorin. Both processors (40%) and Fabricators (40%) greatly patronize cooperative societies for their loans. Soycheese (42.5%) was the most popular soybean based food. Traditional method of processing (72.5%) was the most popular in comparison to modern equipment's (27.5%). Greater number of people involved in processing and fabrication activities were between the ages of (30-50) years. The method of single handling technique (67.5%) was the most popular.

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