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  • 241. ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF REVERSE OSMOSIS DESALINATION OFWATER FOR AGRICULTURAL IRRIG...

    » ABSTRACT The combination of an ever increasing population and a diminishing usable water supply threatens the sustainability of humanity’s existence on a global scale, especially in California, where agriculture is so integral to the state’s economy. Due to widespread recognition of this problem, there has been a growing trend in the development of alternative water resources, one of w...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  197 engagements | 

  • 242. AGRICULTURE MECHANIZATION IN NIGERIA

    » ABSTRACT Survey was undertake to assess the Anambra state Tractor Hiring Company. The study adopted the use of a questionnaire and interview schedules, discussion and personal observation for primary data collection. The unit had a total of 15 tractors 10 Disc ploughs, 6 Disc harrow 6 Discridgers, and 3 trailers, all in good working conditionexcept for one non functional tractor (scrap). The unit ...Continue Reading »

    73 pages |  199 engagements | 

  • 243. PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF NERICA PADDY

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION: 1.1 RESEARCH BACKGROUND: After harvest, agro raw materials are normally handled, transported, dried, stored and further processed into food, feed and fiber. In some basic post harvest activities, separation processes such as sorting, grading and cleaning are involved. In mechanized operations, these post harvest processes are supposed to be carried out with machines a...Continue Reading »

    53 pages |  176 engagements | 

  • 244. CONSTRUCTION OF 500 LITERS WATER CAPACITY TANK

    » ABSTRACT In the construction of 500 liters capacity water reservoir, galvanized steel sheet forms the tank and an angle iron rod forms the stand. Two full length galvanized sheet were marked out and cut out to the required sizes. The work stated by cutting the 14 gauge galvanized steel sheets of full length into geometrical dimensions of the cylindrical shape. After cutting, the different sized we...Continue Reading »

    53 pages |  188 engagements | 

  • 245. EEFFECT OF DIFFERENT RATES OF CATTLE DUNG ON SOIL PHYSIOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES AND ...

    » ABSTRACT The field experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of different rates of cattle dung on soil physiochemical properties and growth and yield of cucumber during the 2010 planting season. The experiment was a randomized complete block design (RCBD) with five rates (0kg/ha, 50kg/ha, 100kg/ha, 150kg/ha, 200kg/ha) of cattle dung replicated four time. The parameters measured were physioch...Continue Reading »

    73 pages |  563 engagements | 

  • 246. THE EFFECT OF LAND SCOPE ON SOIL LOSS FROM EROSION SITES (A CASE STUDY OF NEKEDE...

    » LIST OF TABLES Table 3.3.1 A Plastic Limit test 32 Table 3.3.1B: Plastic Limit Test 33 Table 3.3.2A Liquid Limit test 35 Table 3.3.2B Liquid Limit Test 36 Table 3.3.3A Grain Size Analysis 39 Table 3.3.3B Grain Size Analysis 40 Table 3.3.4 Moisture content of sample A and B 41 Table 3.3.5A Shear strength reading 45 Table 3.3.5B Shear strength reading 45 Table 3.4A A Rainfall stimulator calibration ...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  -1 engagements | 

  • 247. EVALUATION OF THE EFFECT OF LAND SCOPE ON SOIL LOSS FROM EROSION SITES (A CASE ...

    » Abstract Soil loss is as a result of detachment and transportation of soil particles from one place to another due to rainfall. The rate of soil erosion has been of great concern to the government and people of Enugu state as regards to farm land and environmental degradation. This work analyzed the soil samples collected from two erosion sites namely, IMT campus I and Campus III and the soil loss...Continue Reading »

    53 pages |  371 engagements | 

  • 248. THE EFFECT OF LAND SCOPE ON SOIL LOSS FROM EROSION SITES ( A CASE STUDY OF NEKED...

    » ABSTRACT Soil loss is as a result of detachment and transportation of soil particles from one place to another due to rainfall. The rate of soil erosion has been of great concern to the government and people of Imo state as regards to farm land and environmental degradation. This work analyzed the soil samples collected from two erosion sites namely, nNkede and Akaokwa all in Imo State and the soi...Continue Reading »

    53 pages |  183 engagements | 

  • 249. QUALITY EVALUATION OF NWORIE RIVER OWERRI FOR POTENTIAL USES.

    » ABSTRACT Since water quality is in most cases determined by its source. Quality of water is also critical to its usage. In view of the above, samples of water were collected from Nworie river, Imo state and subjected to chemical, biological and physical analysis. The result from the laboratory indicates DO = 3.0, PH = 6.05, Temperature 0C = 25.9, Total hardness 22.00, TS = 75.50, chloride = 20.5, ...Continue Reading »

    53 pages |  -1 engagements | 

  • 250. QUALITY, EVALUATION OF NWORIE RIVER OWERRI, FOR POTENTIAL USES

    » ABSTRACT Since water quality is in most cases determined by its source. Quality of water is also critical to its usage. In view of the above, samples of water were collected from Nworie river, Imo state and subjected to chemical, biological and physical analysis. The result from the laboratory indicates DO = 3.0, PH = 6.05, Temperature 0C = 25.9, Total hardness 22.00, TS = 75.50, chloride = 20.5, ...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  203 engagements | 

  • 251. AGRICULTURAL PUBLIC SPENDING IN NIGERIA

    » ABSTRACT The potential contribution of agriculture to economic development in Nigeria is discussed in two important government policy documents: (i) the National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy (NEEDS), and (ii) the New Agricultural Policy Thrust (NAP). NEEDS, implemented in 2004 as Nigeria’s homegrown poverty reduction strategy, emphasizes the importance of increasing agricult...Continue Reading »

    60 pages |  191 engagements | 

  • 252. AGRICULTURE, TRADE REFORM AND POVERTY REDUCTION: IMPLICATIONS FOR SUB-SAHARAN AF...

    » ABSTRACT The WTO Ministerial Declaration at Doha in November 2001 places considerable emphasis on development (WTO, 2001b), although the outcome is not guaranteed. Many developing countries – particularly in Africa – are skeptical that they will receive sufficient gains from that MTN to warrant the inevitable costs of negotiations and adjustments. These countries and some donors also s...Continue Reading »

    60 pages |  184 engagements | 

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

    » ABSTACT 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 out...Continue Reading »

    60 pages |  209 engagements | 

  • 254. ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF DEFORESTATION

    » ABSTRACT The study provided an economic analysis of the losses from deforestation in Enugu State of Nigeria. Specifically, the study evaluated the effects of socioeconomic factors affecting deforestation in Enugu State. It also identified the factors that influence the decision to deforest. The study further examined the nature and extent of deforestation in the state. Primary and secondary data g...Continue Reading »

    60 pages |  201 engagements | 

  • 255. ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF PIG PRODUCTION

    » ABSTRACT 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 poo...Continue Reading »

    60 pages |  302 engagements | 

  • 256. ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF SWAMP RICE PRODUCTION

    » ABSTRACT 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 Ea...Continue Reading »

    60 pages |  197 engagements | 

  • 257. EFFECT OF CROP RESIDUE ON SOIL CHEMICAL PROPERTIES AND RICE YIELDS ON AN ULTISOL

    » ABSTRACT The soils of the Abakaliki area are low in fertility. The soils have been noted to be acidic, low in organic matter status, caption exchange capacity and other essential nutrients, (Emoezor et al., 1988, Asadu and Akamigbo, 1990, Nnabude and Mbagwu 1999 and Ogbodo and Nnabude, 2004). The use of organic amendments could be a viable means of improving the productivity of the soils. Recyclin...Continue Reading »

    60 pages |  173 engagements | 

  • 258. GROWTH AND POVERTY REDUCTION: THE ROLE OF AGRICULTURE

    » ABSTRACT Agriculture is a key part of DFID’s efforts to reduce global poverty and achieve the Millennium Development Goals. It extends into many other areas of development policy and complements our work on issues such as fisheries, forestry, food security, social protection, governance and trade. Building on our understanding of livelihoods (DFID, 2002), this paper shows why we believe agri...Continue Reading »

    60 pages |  207 engagements | 

  • 259. THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF IMPROVED AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY ON CASSAVA PRODUCTIVITY

    » ABSTRACT This paper assessed the economic impact of improved agricultural technologies on cassava productivity in Kogi State, Nigeria. The results are drawn from a household survey covering the agricultural season of 2009/2010. The data obtained from interview schedule was subjected to descriptive and inferential statistical analysis. Descriptive statistics for this study include frequency, percen...Continue Reading »

    60 pages |  199 engagements | 

  • 260. THE EFFECT OF MICROFINANCE BANKS SERVICES ON AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION OF MEMBERS ...

    » ABSTRACT Lack of access to credit has negatively affected poor farmers and rural dwellers for many years. Rural people need credit to allow investment in their farms and small businesses, to smooth consumption and to reduce their vulnerability to weather and economic shocks. Because they have little access to formal financing institutions, poor rural people follow sub optimal risk management and c...Continue Reading »

    60 pages |  190 engagements | 

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