– Oyamo, V . I. &Angioha, C. Ubembe
This paper examined the relationship between bush fallowing and forest resources conservation in Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria. One hypothesis was formulated to guide the study. Ex-post facto research design was considered most suitable for the study. Purposive and stratified random sampling techniques were adopted in selecting the 487 respondents sampled for the study. A validated 15 items using a modified four point Likert scale was the instrument used to respond to the instrument. The reliability estimate of the instrument ranged from 0.73- 0.92 using Cronbach Alpha method. To test the hypothesis formulated for the study, Pearson Product Moment Correlation statistical tool was used. The hypothesis was tested at 0.05 level of significance. The finding revealed that there is a significant negative relationship between bush fallowing and forest resources conservation. It was recommended among others that farmers should be adequately and regularly sensitized through environmental extension officers on the need to desist from unsustainable fallowing activities due to its impact on forest resource conservation and management.