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  • 41. POVERTY ALLEVIATION ON PLANTAIN AND BANANA FARMERS IN OVIA SOUTH WEST AND OVIA N...

    » TABLE OF CONTENTS Title page iCertification iiiDedication ivAcknowledgement vTable of content viList of tables viiiAbstract ixCHAPTERONE: 1.0Introduction 11.1Statement of Problem 51.2Objectives of the Study 81.3Hypothesis of the Study 8CHAPTER TWO:2.0 Literature Review 92.1Overview of Poverty in Nigeria 92.2Poverty and Poverty Level 112.3 Poverty Alleviation Strategies in Nigeria 142.4Agriculture ...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  18 engagements | 

  • 42. ASSESSMENT OF VALUE CHAIN INFORMATION SOURCES IN PIG PRODUCTION IN EDO AND DELTA...

    » examine socio economic characteristics of cocoyam farmers in the study area; identify cocoyam production technologies introduced to farmers by ADP, and through what information source;determine the level of adoption of information;determine the attitude of farmers towards information received; andidentify constraints faced by respondents in adopting cocoyam technologies. 1.4 HYPOTHESISThe hypothes...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  18 engagements | 

  • 43. PERCEPTION OF EXTENSION SERVICE DELIVERY AMONG COCO-YAM FARMERS IN EDO STATE, NI...

    » TABLE OF CONTENTTITLES PAGETitle Page iiCertification iiiDedication ivAcknowledF>Table of Content viList of Tables viiList of Figures viiiAbstract ixCHAPTER ONE1.0 INTRODUCTION 11.1 Background Information 11.2 Problem Statement 31.3 Objectives of the Study 41.4 Hypothesis 51.5 Significance of the Study 5CHAPTER TWO2.0 LITERATURE REVIEW 62.1 Agricultural Extension 62.2Communication 82.3 Communicati...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  14 engagements | 

  • 44. PROFITABILITY AND TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY ANALYSIS OF RICE PRODUCTION IN ESAN CENTR...

    » TABLE OF CONTENTTitle page iCertification iiDedication iiiAcknowledgement ivTable of content vList of Tables viiiAbstract xCHAPTER ONE1.0Introduction 11.1Rice Grain Quality Indicators 21.2Origin of Rice 41.3Introduction of Rice into Africa 51.4Statement of Problem 71.5Objective of the Study 81.6Justification of the Study 8CHAPTER TWO2.0Literature Review 102.1Concept of Efficiency 102.2Technical Ef...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  20 engagements | 

  • 45. INFLUENCE OF INFORMATION SOURCES ON FARMERS KNOWLEDGE AND USAGE OF POULTRY DRUGS...

    » TABLE OF CONTENTSTitle page iCertification iiDedication iiiAcknowledgment ivTable of contents vList of tables ixAbstract xiCHAPTER ONE1.0Background of the Study 1Problem statement 8Objectives of the study 10Hypothesis of the study 10Justification of the study 11CHAPTER TWO2.0 Literature Review 132.1 Information 132.1.1 Agricultural Information 152.1.2 Agricultural Information Sources 182.1.3 Const...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  11 engagements | 

  • 46. 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 |  11 engagements | 

  • 47. 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 |  11 engagements | 

  • 48. 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 |  11 engagements | 

  • 49. 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 |  10 engagements | 

  • 50. 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 |  12 engagements | 

  • 51. 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 |  11 engagements | 

  • 52. 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 |  11 engagements | 

  • 53. 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 |  8 engagements | 

  • 54. 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 |  7 engagements | 

  • 55. 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 |  8 engagements | 

  • 56. 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 |  8 engagements | 

  • 57. 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 |  9 engagements | 

  • 58. 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 |  8 engagements | 

  • 59. 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 |  9 engagements | 

  • 60. 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 |  8 engagements |