EVALUATION OF CONSUMPTION CHARACTERISTICS OF MUSHROOM AND SNAILS AMONG URBAN HOUSE HOLDS WITHIN AKURE METROPOLIS
The study was conducted in Akure metropolis to evaluate the consumption characteristics of mushroom and snails among urban households. Stratified random sampling technique was used to administer two hundred questionnaires among urban household heads in the study area. The results of the study showed that urban households consume mushrooms and snails in the study area. Chi-square test (0.05) shows that respondents educational qualification, income level and household size all have significant influence on the consumption of mushrooms and snails in the study area. Some respondents however did not consume mushrooms in the study area because of the fear of the existence of some poisonous mushroom. Forestry department can help to improve the consumption of mushrooms by raising the awareness of urban households about mushroom consumption so as to remove the fear of the people over mushroom consumption.