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  • 401. EFFECTS OF RICE TRADE POLICIES ON HOUSEHOLD WELFARE IN NIGERIA

    » ABSTRACT Inconsistent trade policies have characterised Nigeria’s rice importation, leading to planning and decision making challenges for producers and consumers, and with fluctuating consequences on welfare status. However, studies on Rice Trade Policy (RTP) have been carried out within the partial equilibrium framework which do not reveal the welfare effects on all sectors and households ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  18 engagements | 

  • 402. PRODUCTION RISK AND TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY OF LOWLAND RICE FARMS IN ASHANTI REGION...

    » ABSTRACT The study was conducted to analyse production risk and technical efficiency of lowland rice farms in Ashanti region using adjusted stochastic production frontier. Cross sectional data for 2014 cropping season was collected from 200 sampled rice farms using multistage sampling technique. The results of the study revealed very low utilization of improved seed (42.8 kg/ha) by famers as again...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  15 engagements | 

  • 403. EFFECT OF INCOME DIVERSIFICATION ON HOUSEHOLD FOOD SECURITY: THE CASE OF RICE FA...

    » ABSTRACT This study assesses the effect of income diversification of rice farmers on household food security in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region of Ghana. By income diversification, the study implies the different combination of activities that rice farmers indulge in to earn income. Information on personal as well as household characteristics was obtained from 204 rice farmers in the ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  24 engagements | 

  • 404. ECONOMIC GROWTH, INCOME REDISTRIBUTION AND POVERTY REDUCTION IN RURAL NIGERIA

    » Abstract The Nigerian economy over the past few years grew at one of the highest rates in Africa. Yet, this growth has not led to substantial reduction in inequality and poverty, particularly in the rural sector. This was partly attributed to redistributional problem of national wealth which has not been adequately investigated. Therefore, the study assessed the contribution of growth and wealth d...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  20 engagements | 

  • 405. MAPPING THE EFFECT OF FOOD PRICES, PRODUCTIVITY AND POVERTY IN THE DEVELOPMENT D...

    » ABSTRACT Poverty remains the major obstacle to economic emancipation and achievement of development agenda in Nigeria. Worse still, rising food prices pose a major threat to feeding the teeming population in Nigeria. Declining food production, high population growth, and negative food trade balance combine to worsen the food and poverty situations in Nigeria. We stand on the premise that surging a...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  18 engagements | 

  • 406. NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE, WOMEN’S AUTONOMY AND MATERNAL HEALTHCARE UTILISATIO...

    » ABSTRACT The effectiveness of health insurance and women’s autonomy in removing barriers to the utilisation of maternal healthcare in order to curb maternal mortality especially in developing countries is gaining ground. However, in assessing the effects of health insurance on choice of delivery facilities, studies either put all facility based delivery services together and compare with hom...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  11 engagements | 

  • 407. THE STRUCTURE AND EFFICIENCY IN RESOURCE USE IN MAIZE PRODUCTION IN THE ASAMNKES...

    » ABSTRACT The study sets out to find out on one hand, the present structure of resources in agricultural production and secondly, to delve deeper into the controversy surrounding the comparative efficiency in resource use by sharecroppers and owner farmers in agricultural production. The approaches used to assess the structure of the resources are frequency distributions, descriptive analyses and e...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  9 engagements | 

  • 408. PROCESSORS’ WILLINGNESS-TO-PAY FOR PRODUCT QUALITY CERTIFICATION: THE CASE OF ...

    » ABSTRACT There have been investments in the infant food sector in Ghana in recent times. This is as a result of the introduction of cereal foods fortified appropriately for children aged five and below aimed at eradicating or reducing malnutrition. However, competition from transnational and multinational companies with branded and certified products is hindering progress of local companies in the...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  10 engagements | 

  • 409. ANALYSIS OF THE PROFITABILITY OF MAIZE PRODUCTS IN NIGERIA 0

    » ABSTRACT This study analyzes the profitability of maize products in Nigeria. It determines the socio economic characteristics and processing activities of the processors; it identifies the various processed products from maize and then estimates costs and associated returns to maize processing. It also identifies constraints to maize processing; analyzed the factors that influence profit and inves...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  11 engagements | 

  • 410. TRADE LIBERALIZATION, EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES, AND THE COMPETITIVENESS OF CARBOHYD...

    » This study examined the effects of trade liberalization and exchange rate changes on carbohydrate staples in Nigeria. Secondary data published from 1974 to 2006 on cassava exports and rice imports as well as non tradable carbohydrate staples were used. It was hypothesized that exchange rate changes and trade liberalization via price relatives, trade intensity and nominal protection coefficient hav...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  12 engagements | 

  • 411. PATTERNS AND DRIVERS OF MOBILE TELEPHONY FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOOD AMONG FARMIN...

    » ABSTRACT Recently, it is acknowledged that mobile phones provide multiple functionalities and diverse applications that affect all forms of capital accumulation, necessary for sustainable livelihood. However, there is no empirical result regarding the impact of mobile phones on asset accumulation in Nigeria. This study examined the socio economic determinants of mobile phone use and intensity of u...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  21 engagements | 

  • 412. INFORMATION NEEDS OF URBAN POULTRY PRODUCERS IN OWERRI NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AR...

    » Abstract This is an investigative study of the information needs of urban poultry producers in Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State. The Specific Objectives were to describe the socio economic characteristics of urban poultry farmers in Owerri North Local Government Area, to assess the information needs of urban poultry farmers, to determine the perceived usefulness of the various gover...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  8 engagements | 

  • 413. ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF EFFECTS OF PESTS AND DISEASES ON SMALL SCALE MAIZE PRODUCER...

    » ABSTRACT The study examined the economic analysis of effects of pests and disease on small scale maize producers in Akinyele Local Government Area, Oyo state. The objectives of this research work are to determine the socio economic characteristics of the respondents, the cost and return of maize production and also the factors that influence profitability due to pests and disease on maize producti...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  9 engagements | 

  • 414. AWARENESS AND PERCEPTION OF POULTRY FARMERS ABOUT GOVERNMENT POLICY ON SITING PO...

    » ABSTRACT Problems from poultry facilities and waste products still remain a serious environmental problem confronting both the producers and consumers. This study examined the awareness and perception of poultry farmers about government policy on siting poultry farms in residential areas of Ibadan metropolis. One hundred and sixty respondents were selected for the study and the data obtained were ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  11 engagements | 

  • 415. DETERMINANTS OF FARM ENTERPRISE CHOICE AMONG FADAMA USERS IN FEDERAL CAPITAL TER...

    » Abstract This study examined the determinants of farm enterprise choice among fadama users in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria. Cross sectional data were obtained from 387 fadama users with the aid of structured close ended questionnaire. Data collected were analyzed using frequency, percentages, means and multinomial logit model. The study found that about 39% of the fadama users are int...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  8 engagements | 

  • 416. IMPACT OF AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT ON ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NIGERIA 1980-2016

    » ABSTRACT In recent decades, the main and potential contribution of agriculture to economic growth has been a subject of much controversy among development economists. As some contend that agricultural development is a pre—condition for industrialization, others strongly object it and argue for a different path. Taking advantage of ordinary least square method (OLS), the research carried out ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  13 engagements | 

  • 417. ROLE OF AGRICULTURAL CREDIT IN IMPROVING THE LIVELIHOOD OF FARMING HOUSEHOLDS: T...

    » ABSTRACT Agricultural credit is a practice of receiving loan with interest rates which is used to increase agricultural production. Agricultural credit now a day’s becomes a serious agenda in economic activities across the globe and it is one of the contributing factors for economic development; especially in the third world countries. It is a mechanism through which the interaction between ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  11 engagements | 

  • 418. REDUCING FOOD LOSS AND WASTE: THE SUREST PATH TO SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND FOO...

    » The article discusses the challenges in the food supply chain systems. It distinguishes between food loss and waste, identify the causes of food loss and waste and suggests the solutions to minimize them. Finally, the article points to the SDG goals which sub Saharan African Countries will stand to gain if they can effectively appraise these challenges....Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  12 engagements | 

  • 419. THE APPLICATION OF PRINCIPAL COMPONENT ANALYSIS PCA IN CASSAVA PRODUCTION IN ABI...

    » Abstract Cassava (Manihot esculenta crantz) is a root crop cultivated and consumed as a staple food in most developing world. This research examined the application of principal component analysis (PCA) in Cassava Production In Abia State, Nigeria. PCA is a statistical instrument able to identify the variables explaining most variation within a sample. A multi stage random sampling was used for th...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  4 engagements | 

  • 420. ECONOMICS ANALYSES OF CASSAVA PRODUCTION AMONG SMALLHOLDERS FARMERS IN ONDO, NIG...

    » ABSTRACT The study examined the economic analysis of cassava production among smallholder farmers in Ondo State, Nigeria. The specific objectives of the study were: to examine the socio economic characteristics of the cassava producers, determine the factors influencing the level of profitability accruable to the cassava producers, determine the cost and returns of cassava production, also to iden...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  10 engagements | 

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