Not much attention has been given to fuelwood consumption in the rural areas, even though the impact of deforestation is becoming a source of concern to farmers and environmentalists. This study examined the status of fuelwood consumption among rural women in Akwanga Local Area of Nasarawa State. A double stage random sampling techniques were employed in selecting 150 women for the study.Primary data were collected through administration of interview schedules. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and stepwise linear Regression model. Majority of the women were aware of existence of other sources of energy but preferred to continue using fuelwood. They had poor knowledge of environmental implications of fuel wood consumption. Income, educational status and household size were the significant factors determining the fuelwood consumption among the rural women.
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