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  • 101. PROFITABILITY AND TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY ANALYSIS OF RICE PRODUCTION

    » ABSTRACT’This research was designed to access the Profitability and Technical Efficiency Analysis of Rice Production in Esan Central and North East Local Government Areas of Edo State with a specific objective of examine the socio economic characteristics of the farmers, determine the profitability of rice in the stud area.The study used information gathered from One hundred and eighty (180)...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  40 engagements | 

  • 102. OPERATIONAL ANALYSIS OF FAST FOOD OUTLETS

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTIONPoultry production has the potentials to contribute meaningfully to the economic growth of any country. In Nigeria for instance, the poultry subsector has contributed greatly to the improvement of the national economy in terms of job creation, Gross Domestic Products as well as food security. This is evident in as high as 10% of Nigerians directly engaged in the supply ...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  40 engagements | 

  • 103. ASSESSMENT OF VALUE CHAIN INFORMATION SOURCES IN PIG PRODUCTION.

    » ABSTRACTThis study assessed the perception of extension communication among coco yam farmers in Edo State, Nigeria. From fifty farmers, data were collected, using structured questionnaire complimented with interview schedule and analysed using simple descriptive statistics like simple frequency table, percentages, mean and correlation used for hypothesis text showed. The results showed that coco y...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  34 engagements | 

  • 104. POVERTY ALLEVIATION ON PLANTAIN AND BANANA FARMERS.

    » ABSTRACTThe study focused on poverty alleviation among plantain and banana farmers in Ovia South North East Local Government Area of Edo State. It answered the following questions (i) what is the socio economic characteristics of plantain and banana,(ii) what is the perception of farmers on the profitability of plantain and banana production in their area, (iii) what is the constraint faced by pla...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  29 engagements | 

  • 105. ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF POST HARVEST LOSSES AMONG LEAFY VEGETABLE MARKETERS.

    » ABSTRACTThe study examined economics of post harvest food losses involving three (3) varieties of leafy vegetables namely: Telfaria(Ugu leaf), Amaranthus(Green leaf ) and Pterocarpus(Oha leaf) in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State. A random sampling technique was used to collect data on vegetable marketers’ socio economic characteristics, types of post harvest losses, physi...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  33 engagements | 

  • 106. ASSESSMENT OF THE USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (ICTs) AMONG...

    » CHAPTER ONE1.0INTRODUCTION 1.1BACKGROUND TO THE STUDYAgriculture is an important economic sector, since it provides income and food for a large segment of the population in developing countries. It plays a key role in the socio economic development of many developing countries. For Agriculture to play these key roles successfully, farmers need to be properly informed in order to take rational deci...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  36 engagements | 

  • 107. PROFITABILITY ANALYSIS OF LAYER ENTERPRISE

    » ABSTRACT This study examined the profitability of layers production in Esan North East and Ovia North East L.G.A’s of Edo State. A purposive and convenient sampling of 64 poultry farmers was carried out in the study area in order to generate data for the analysis. Results of the study showed that the respondents were predominantly males (56%) with good educational background and relatively l...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  35 engagements | 

  • 108. ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF PINEAPPLE PRODUCTION

    » ABSTRACT This study analyses farmers‟ overall efficiency in Pineapple production in Edo State, Nigeria. Data were collected through structured questionnaire administered on 175 Pineapple farmers selected using a multi stage sampling technique and analyzed using descriptive statistics and the stochastic frontier production and cost function models The results showed that 76.0 percent of pineap...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  23 engagements | 

  • 109. ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF CATFISH PRODUCTION

    » ABSTRACT This study examined the profitability and efficiency of catfish production in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria. Purposive random sampling technique was used to sample 60 catfish farmers from whom the primary data used were collected with the aid of structured questionnaire. The data were analysed using descriptive statistics, net farm income and stochasti...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  20 engagements | 

  • 110. ANALYSIS OF LIVELIHOOD DIVERSIFICATION BY FARMING HOUSEHOLDS

    » ABSTRACT Thisstudy focused on analyse of livelihood diversification by farming households in Kachia, Kagarko and Jaba Local Government areas of Kaduna State, Nigeria. Primary data were collected from 220 respondents using structured questionnaire. The statistical tools used to analyse the data were descriptive statistics, logit regression and t statistics. The result of the analysis shows that the...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  20 engagements | 

  • 111. YIELD AND WATER USE RESPONSE OF WATERMELON UNDER DEFICIT IRRIGATION AND MULCH

    » ABSTRACT A field experiment was carried out from Feb May 2012 at the irrigation Research Farm, Institute of Agricultural Research, Samaru, to determine the yield and water use response of watermelon under Deficit irrigation and mulch. The experiment consisted of four levels of irrigation water application depth of 100% (I100), 75% (I75), 50% (I50) and 25% (I25) replacement of moisture depleted and...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  23 engagements | 

  • 112. RAINFALL DATA GENERATION FOR SAMARU, ZARIA USING STATISTICAL PARAMETERS

    » ABSTRACT Estimation of rainfall for a desired return period is one of the pre requisites for any design purpose at a particular site, which can be achieved by probabilistic approach. This study is aimed at using the statistical parameters of long term observed rainfall data to generate monthly rainfall depth and estimate rainfall values at different return periods for hydrological and agricultural...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  23 engagements | 

  • 113. INVESTIGATION INTO YIELD REDUCTION OF SUGARCANE PLANTATION OF THE SAVANNAH SUGAR...

    » ABSTRACT This study was undertaken to identify the factors responsible for declining of sugarcane production in Savannah Sugar Company (Dangote Group). Soil samples were collected from the field within the irrigated plots P1, G2 and K2. The pH and EC were determined using the pH meter and EC meter, respectively while Ca,Mg and OM were determined using titration methods. Na and K were determined by...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  22 engagements | 

  • 114. DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF AN AXIAL-FLOW MILLET THRESHER

    » ABSTRACT Existing millet threshers have not been performing up to expectation. Based on this, the physical properties of pearl millet grains were determined and used to design an axial flow millet thresher. The length, width, thickness, geometric diameter, sphericity, surface area of the grains were found to decreased with decrease in moisture content of the grains from 11.6 to 7.8 %. The bulk and...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  20 engagements | 

  • 115. 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 »

    65 pages |  20 engagements | 

  • 116. THE EFFECT OF PROCESSING ON AFZELIA AFRICANA (AKPALATA) AND BRACHYSTEGIA SPP FLO...

    » ABSTRACT The effect of different processing methods on the functional properties of Akpalata (Afzelia Africana) and Achi (Brachystegia spp) flours were investigated. Parameters studied included the proximate composition, functional properties and sensory evaluation. Results of the proximate showed that (1% moisture 13, fat 13.83%, Ash 5.3%, crude protein 17.76% crude fibre 2.8%, carbohydrate 47.78...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  12 engagements | 

  • 117. THE STATUS OF PROCESSING AND PRESERVATION OF CEREALS IN NIGERIA..

    » TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER ONE 1.0 Introduction CHAPTER TWO 2.0 Brief Description Of Various Types Of Cereals 2.1 Maize 2.2 Sorghum And Mihet 2.3 Cottonseed Meal 2.4 Rice 2.5 Wheat 2.6 Nutritive Values Of Various Types Of Cereals 2.7 The Processing Of Various Types Of Cereals And It’s Uses To Mankind 2.8 Microbial Effects On Cereals 2.9 Preservation/Storage CHAPTER THREE 3.0 Conclusion REFERE...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  13 engagements | 

  • 118. THE EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT PROCESSING TECHNIQUES ON THE ORGANOLEPTIC QUALITY OF SO...

    » ABSTRACT Soymilk was processed from soymilk (Glycine Max) seed using that different processing techniques: A. Hot extraction method B. Cold extraction method C. Soaking before hot extraction method. The soymilk samples were subjected to sensory evaluation using 9 point hedonic scale and proximate analysis. Result obtained showed that sample A was significantly different (P < 0.05) between sampl...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  14 engagements | 

  • 119. CONSUMERS ACCEPTABILITY AND PHYSICOCHEMICAL QUALITY OF BREAKFAST FROM MALTED SOR...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 BREAKFAST Breakfast cereal is defined as food obtained by swelling, roasting, grinding, rolling and flaking of any cereal e.g. maize, barley, wheat, sorghum, millet, bender, (1982). Breakfast cereal food can be classified according to the amount of domestic cooking required, the form of the product or dish, the cereal used as raw material. Kent (1982) reported that...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  23 engagements | 

  • 120. PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF YAM PRODUCTION

    » TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION Background to the study Statement of problems Research question Objective of study Significance of study Scope of study Limitation of study Definition of terms CHAPTER TWO Review of Literature Yam Agricultural System Environmental requirement Cultivation Sowing Weeding Staring Fertilizer application Harvesting CHATTER THREE Methodology Study population S...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  37 engagements | 

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