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  • 21. COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF TECHNICAL EFFICIENCIES OF BROILER AND EGG PRODUCTION ENT...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study The livestock industry is very important in the Nigerian economy because it provides a good source of animal protein such as meat, milk and egg that are rich in the essential amino acids required for body functions (Adepoju, 2008).The industry, according to Okunmadewa (1999) provides raw materials such as wool, hides and skin for the development...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  54 engagements | 

  • 22. ECONOMICS OF CATFISH Clarias gariepinus PRODUCTION IN BAYELSA STATE, NIGERIA

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.2 Background of the Study Fish farming is the sub set of aquaculture that focuses on rearing of fish under controlled or semi controlled conditions for economic and social benefits. Aquaculture is the rearing of aquatic organisms under controlled or semi controlled conditions for economic and social benefits. Aquatic organisms include fishes, molluscs, crustaceans and aq...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  -1 engagements | 

  • 23. EFFECTS OF MEMBERSHIP HOMOGENEITY ON THE PERFORMANCE OF AGRICULTURAL MICRO-CREDI...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background Information Agriculture in Nigeria, a developing economy, has suffered serious setbacks due to: under capitalization, poor credit disbursement procedures, inadequacy of credit institutions to cater for the needs of the teaming population of farmers and poor loan repayment possibilities among farmers (Ugo 1973, Oshontongun 1973). Micro credit is about providi...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  42 engagements | 

  • 24. THE EFFECT OF PRICING STRATEGIES ON THE MARKETING OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS IN EN...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Today, the mentioning of the word marketing has a lot of things and meanings to send to a lay man. The word marketing has to be understood and interpreted by any lay man as meaning the same things as trading. But to a professional, marketing is starts before production and ends after consumption. We also talk about societal marketing concept which puts the entire society i...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  -1 engagements | 

  • 25. EFFECT OF WORLD BANK ASSISTED COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT ON RICE...

    » ABSTRACT This research work evaluated the effect of the World Bank Assisted Commercial Agricultural Development Project on rice farmers’ productivity and profitability in Badagry of Lagos state with a view to ascertain the availability of the intervention variables, their effects on farmers’ productivity, profitability and constraint that may be militating against the desired result. I...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  57 engagements | 

  • 26. SMALLHOLDER FARMERS’ ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE AND DETERMINANTS OF THEIR AD...

    » Background Scientific evidence indicates that the earth’s climate is rapidly changing, owing to increases in greenhouse gas emissions [1, 2]. The increased concentration of greenhouse gases has raised the average temperature and altered the amount and distribution of rainfall globally [3, 4]. For example, in Sub Saharan Africa, warming is expected to be greater than the global average and in...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  57 engagements | 

  • 27. EVALUATION OF NON-WOOD FOREST PRODUCTS (NWFPs) TO FARM HOUSEHOLD’S INCOME AND ...

    » ABSTRACT The study analyzed the contributions of plant and animal species of Non Wood Forest Products (NWFPs) to farm household’s income and food security. Three agricultural zones, Nsukka zone, Enugu Ezike zone and Udi zone, were purposively selected for the study. One hundred and twenty (120) respondents were selected through multistage sampling technique. Descriptive statistics, and Probi...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  62 engagements | 

  • 28. FARMERS’ PARTICIPATION IN EXTENSION PROGRAMS AND TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION IN RURAL ...

    » ABSTRACT Purpose: This paper examines the factors affecting farmers’ participation in extension programs and adoption of improved seed varieties in the hills of rural Nepal. Methodology/approach: Cross sectional farm level data were collected during July and August 2014. A sample of 198 farm households was selected for interviewing by using a multistage, random sampling technique. We employe...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  68 engagements | 

  • 29. DETERMINANTS OF FARMERS’ PERCEPTION TO INVEST IN SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION T...

    » 1. Introduction Soil is one of fundamental natural resources to support life on earth. Soil is finite and non renewable natural resource which takes between 200 and 1000 years for 2.5 cm of topsoil formation under cropland condition (Pimentel et al., 1995). As a core component of land resources, soil is the source of many ecosystem services essential to humans and the environment (Brevik et al., 2...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  48 engagements | 

  • 30. DETERMINANTS OF SMALLHOLDER TEFF FARMERS’ MARKET PARTICIPATION

    » Abstract: Increasing market participation for smallholder farmers has a big potential to uplift living standards of poor household through increasing production and consumption. Although, smallholder farming made 95% of total crop production in Ethiopia, they are exposed to a marketing bottleneck that hinders benefits from their produce. The objective of this study was to identify determinants of ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  39 engagements | 

  • 31. SMALLHOLDER FARMERS’ ATTITUDES AND DETERMINANTS OF ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE RISKS...

    » Abstract Adapting to climate risks is central to the goal of increasing food security and enhancing resilience of farming systems in East Africa. We examined farmers’ attitudes and assessed determinants of adaptation using data from a random sample of 500 households in Borana, Ethiopia; Nyando, Kenya; Hoima, Uganda; and Lushoto, Tanzania. Adaptation was measured using a livelihood based inde...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  42 engagements | 

  • 32. THE DETERMINANTS OF SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION

    » Abstract Agriculture has an important role because more than 60% of the world's population depends on agriculture for their livelihoods. One of the major contributing factors to agricultural productivity growth is the application of new technologies. New agricultural technologies are expected to play an important route out of poverty in most developing countries. However, the reality shows that th...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  40 engagements | 

  • 33. ADOPTION OF IMPROVED CROP VARIETIES BY INVOLVING FARMERS IN THE E-WALLET PROGRAM...

    » ABSTRACT The amount of improved seed used in Nigeria is extremely low. Overall, only 5–10% of cultivated land is planted with improved seeds, and about 10% of rural farmers use improved varieties. The objective of this investigation was to identify determinants of adoption of improved seed by farmers not participating in and those participating in the federal government’s e wallet prog...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  43 engagements | 

  • 34. THE BEHAVIOR OF EXTENSION AGENTS IN UTILIZING INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY TO IMPR...

    » Abstract The ability of individuals to utilize information and technology (IT) is needed, it also happens in the agriculture field. Extension agents are required to have the ability to use IT to support their performance. The ability to utilize IT can encourage the presence of professional, broad minded and high capacity extension agents. The high capacity of agents will facilitate them to carry o...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  57 engagements | 

  • 35. CLIMATIC AND NON-CLIMATIC RISKS IN RAINFED CROP PRODUCTION SYSTEMS: INSIGHTS FRO...

    » ABSTRACT Impacts of climatic and non climatic risks are on the rise in the major maize growing counties of western Kenya. We conducted a questionnaire survey of sampled maize farmers in Nandi, West Pokot, Uasin Gishu and Trans Nzoia counties, achieving 210 responses. We used a stepwise regression model to evaluate the factors influencing farmers’ perceptions of farming risks. Results show th...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  45 engagements | 

  • 36. COMMUNITY HEALTH EXTENSION PROGRAM OF ETHIOPIA, 2003–2018: SUCCESSES AND CHALL...

    » Background The Alma Ata Declaration of 1978 identified primary health care (PHC) as the key approach to the attainment of the goal of “Health for All”. The PHC approach tackles the main health problems in the community through the provision of essential health services. The implementation of the PHC approach relies on health workers, including community health workers (CHWs). Community...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  39 engagements | 

  • 37. INDIGENOUS PSEUDOMONAS SPP. STRAINS FROM THE OLIVE OLEA EUROPAEA L. RHIZOSPHERE ...

    » Introduction Cultivated olive (Olea europaea L. subsp. europaea var. europaea) is one of the most important oil crops in the world. It constitutes an agro ecosystem of major relevance for the Mediterranean Basin since 90% of the global olive oil and table olive production is concentrated in this area (FAOSTAT, 2016) 1. Severe losses, and even tree death, are caused by a range of olive pathogens. A...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  34 engagements | 

  • 38. FARMERS’ CRITERIA FOR PESTICIDE SELECTION AND USE IN THE PEST CONTROL PROCESS

    » Abstract Chemical pesticides have been widely overused by farmers in Iran, but farmers’ criteria for pesticide selection and use are not well understood. A field survey of 411 farmers was carried out in Mazandaran, Iran, to study farmers’ criteria for selecting and using pesticides in the pest control process and explaining differences in selection criteria among farmers. From a list w...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  53 engagements | 

  • 39. EFFECTIVENESS OF INTERVENTIONS FOR NON-SPECIFIC LOW BACK PAIN IN OLDER ADULTS. A...

    » Abstract Objectives Systematically review the literature about all available interventions to manage non specific low back pain (NSLBP) in older adults (≥60 years). Design We searched the Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL, LILACS, PEDro, and Cochrane CENTRAL databases reference lists for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) testing interventions for NSLBP. Two independent reviewers extracted data, assesse...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  38 engagements | 

  • 40. GENDER DIFFERENCES IN CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION STRATEGIES AND PARTICIPATION IN ...

    » 1. Introduction The impacts of climate change worsen pre existing social inequalities specifically for women who are more vulnerable because of limited access to resources and because their livelihood depends on agriculture and natural resources, which are highly susceptible to climate variability (UN Women Watch, 2011:1; Alston, 2013). To lessen the adverse impacts of climate change and variabili...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  44 engagements | 

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