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  • 41. ECONOMIC LIBERALIZATION AND PRIVATIZATION OF AGRICULTURAL MARKETING AND INPUT SU...

    » Public sector dominated agricultural economies in sub Saharan Africa (SSA), especially those like Tanzania, have taken a U turn. Structural adjustment programmes (SAPs) with their market determined prices and resource allocation, economic liberalization, and privatization have all addressed prevalent economic distortions and inefficiency. Exchange rate adjustments and reduced intermediary profits,...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  8 engagements | 

  • 42. ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF SWAMP RICE PRODUCTION IN EBONYI SOUTHERN AGRICULTURAL ZONE ...

    » Rice is the most important cereal in the world after wheat and more than half of the human race needs rice as a source of calories (wakatsuki et al, 2004). It is the leading cereal crop of the south East Asia which constitutes a thick population region of the world (Mani et al, 2007). Africa accounts for only about 2% of worlds output of rice. Rice is produced in the middle belt, south East and so...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  6 engagements | 

  • 43. ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF PIG PRODUCTION IN IHIALA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, ANAMBRA STA...

    » Livestock is one of the fastest growing agricultural sub sectors in developing countries with Agricultural Gross Domestic Product of 33 per cent and is rapidly increasing. Livestock products contribute 17 per cent to kilo calorie (a non S.I unit of energy equal to 100 calories) consumption and 33 per cent to protein consumption globally, but there is large discrepancy between rich and poor countri...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  6 engagements | 

  • 44. ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF MAIZE (ZEA MAYS L.) PRODUCTION IN OYO STATE OF NIGERIA.

    » Maize (Zea mays L.) is a member of the grass family (gramineae). It originated from South and Central America. It was introduced to West Africa by the Portuguese in the 10th century. Maize is one of the most important grains in Nigeria, not only on the basis of the number of farmers that engaged in its cultivation, but also in its economic value. Maize is a major important cereal being cultivated ...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  6 engagements | 

  • 45. DEMAND AND CONTROL OF CREDIT FROM INFORMAL SOURCES BY RICE PRODUCING WOMEN OF AK...

    » Though women compose between 60 and 80 percent of the labour force in peasant agriculture (FAO, 1983), they have little or no access to productive resources, especially land and credit. However, where they have access, they lack ability to demand and take control of these resources. Thus, the possibility for them to perform their pivotal role in alleviating poverty and food insecurity because of t...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  6 engagements | 

  • 46. CO-INTEGRATION AND ERROR-CORRECTION MODELLING OF AGRICULTURAL EXPORT TRADE IN NI...

    » Cocoa has been a leading agricultural export commodity and major source of foreign exchange earnings and economic development in Nigeria over time (Olayide, 1969; Olayide & Olatunbosun, 1972; Olayemi, 1973; Ajayi & Oyejide, 1974; Abang, 1984; Olalekun, 1985; Falekulo, 1985, Abang & Ndifon, 2002; Nkang et al., 2006). As the number one commodity in the agricultural export list in Nigeria...Continue Reading »

    76 pages |  5 engagements | 

  • 47. CHINESE AND BRAZILIAN COOPERATION WITH AFRICAN AGRICULTURE: THE CASE OF MOZAMBIQ...

    » It has become a cliché to say that Brazil and China are rising powers in international development and that debates on development and aid can no longer overlook their roles. Their growing presence and influence in Africa has attracted much attention from the development community, press and social scientists and is leading to a quickly expanding body of literature, most notably on China (C...Continue Reading »

    76 pages |  6 engagements | 

  • 48. AN ANALYSIS OF FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN NIGERIA: THE FATE OF NIGERIA’S AGR...

    » Investment is the process of adding to capital (Arene and Okpukpara, 2006). Lack of capital has been implicated as the major sustenance of the vicious circle of poverty. This is due to its negative effect on production capacity. In developing countries, national income is low; hence savings and investment are low. Low investment translates to low capital stock, low productivity and low output as w...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  -1 engagements | 

  • 49. AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AND SOIL NUTRIENT MINING IN AFRICA

    » The economic development of Africa, more than any other region, depends on development of the agricultural and agro industry sectors, which are fundamentally affected by productivity of land resources. This is particularly true for sub Saharan Africa. Agriculture accounts for more than 25% of the gross domestic product (GDP) of most African countries, and is the main source of income and employmen...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  6 engagements | 

  • 50. AFRICAN PEASANTS’ CENTRALITY AND MARGINALITY: RURAL LABOUR TRANSFORMATIONS

    » No other continent at present is so closely identified with smallholding peasant farming as Africa. The centrality of peasants in both the academic and policy oriented literature on Africa belies the marginality of African peasants in the terms that really matter, namely their capability to achieve self destiny. This chapter could have been aptly titled, ‘African Peasants in the World Econom...Continue Reading »

    76 pages |  6 engagements | 

  • 51. AFRICA’S MUSHROOMS: A NEGLECTED BIORESOURCE

    » Some of our readers, after assimilating the message contained in the Editorial of the last issue of our journal (Discovery and Innovation, Vol. 15 Number 1/2, pp. 1 7), “Surprises, scientific charm, socio economic potential, and possibilities in the mushroom world”, wrote back, excited. One asked for more information on the Chinese mushroom farming experience with a view to exploring h...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  8 engagements | 

  • 52. A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF BEEKEEPING AND CROP PRODUCTION IN ADAMAWA STATE, NIGER...

    » The scourge of desertification has had devastating effects in the northern states of Nigeria including Adamawa State. This destruction results from the removal of the natural plant cover that serves as good source of soil fertility through sedimentation with sand dunes of the Sahara desert to the gradual extinction of water bodies, (rivers, streams etc) through excessive evaporation, resulting fro...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  6 engagements | 

  • 53. NUTRIENT COMPOSITION FUNCTIONAL AND ORGANOLEPTIC PROPERTIES OF COMPLEMENTARY FOO...

    » ABSTRACT Complementary foods were formulated using sorghum, African yam bean and crayfish. The nutrient composition, functional properties and organoleptic attributes of the formulated complementary foods were investigated. The different flours were combined in the ratios of; 70:20:5, 80:15:5, 75:20:5, of sorghum, African yam bean and crayfish respectively. Cerelac, a commercial sample served as c...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  -1 engagements | 

  • 54. THE INFLUENCE OF AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF FOOD PRODUCTION...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background to the Study Agriculture accounts for about 20 percent of GDP, in the African sub region (World Bank, 2005); two third of the people derive from livelihoods and 40 percent of exports commodities come from this sector (World Bank, 2000). Despite the importance of the agriculture sector, its performance over the last 30 years has been disappointing: agriculture an...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  9 engagements | 

  • 55. PERFORMANCE OF TWO SUNFLOWER (Helianthus annuus L.) VARIETIES UNDER VARYING PLAN...

    » ABSTRACT The performance of two sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) varieties under varying plant density and nitrogen levels was investigated under field condition in 2012 rainy and dry seasons at the Institute for Agricultural Research farm and irrigation research farm in Ahmadu Bello University, Samaru Zaria (11º12`N07º37`E686 above sea level). The treatments evaluated consisted of four ...Continue Reading »

    76 pages |  170 engagements | 

  • 56. PROXIMATE ANALYSIS OF CASHEW NUT

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION The cashew nut (Anacardium occidentale) produces nuts, the kernels of which have increased considerably in economic importance over the past few decades. Indigenous to Brazil, the cashew was taken to West Africa, East Africa and India by the Portuguese in the 15th and 16th centuries. It was noticed that the tree grew well on poor sandy soils along the coastal belt and ...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  20 engagements | 

  • 57. EFFECT OF OIL TYPES ON THE PHYSIO-CHEMICAL AND ORGANOLEPTIC QUALITIES OF AKARA

    » Akara is a tasty snack enjoyed by different sections of the population. This project investigated the effect of oil type on the sensory and chemical properties of akara produced from three different oil samples. The cowpea samples were soaked washed dehulled grind mixed with ingredients and fried in the various oil samples. The results of sensory evaluation and proximate analysis indicate a level ...Continue Reading »

    61 pages |  19 engagements | 

  • 58. EFFECTS OF STANDARD COSTING ON THE PROFITABILITY OF MANUFACTURING COMPANIES (A C...

    » Abstract The topic of this research is effects of standard costing on the profitability of a manufacturing company. The purpose of this study was to discover if the application of standard costing techniques have any effect on profitability, to explore the relationship between standard costing and the profitability of manufacturing companies and also to determine whether standard costing technique...Continue Reading »

    61 pages |  25 engagements | 

  • 59. ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF CATFISH PRODUCTION AND ITS CONTRIBUTION TO HOUSEHOLD FOOD S...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study The increase in human population and reports of large numbers of people, undernourished or starving (especially in the developing countries) has made the need for food production a major worldwide issue of concern. There are three major groups of activities that contribute to food production namely, agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries. Recent...Continue Reading »

    61 pages |  15 engagements | 

  • 60. ANALYSIS OF FARMERS’ EFFICIENCY IN COWPEA PRODUCTION IN KWARA STATE, NIGERIA

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the study Agriculture in Nigeria is dominated by small scale farmers who produce about 80% of the total food requirement (Fayinka, 2004). These farmers are characterized by strong dependence on agricultural labour market, little or no forms of savings or storage facilities and cultural practices adopted are highly labour intensive (Festus, 2005; Fakayodee...Continue Reading »

    61 pages |  18 engagements | 

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