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  • 121. CHARACTERIZATION OF SOME RUBBER GROWING SOILS IN NDOKWA WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AR...

    » ABSTRACT A study was carried out in the Rubber growing soils of Utagba ogbe in Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria. The aim was to characterize the soil in respect of their morphological, physical and chemical properties. Six mapping units were mapped out, and 4 profile pits dug in each of them in order to characterize the soils. Soil samples were also collected from the soil...Continue Reading »

    54 pages |  151 engagements | 

  • 122. COMMERCIAL BANK CREDIT AND AGRICULTURAL OUTPUT IN NIGERIA: (1982-2007)

    » ABSTRACT This research examined the impact of commercial bank credit for agricultural production in Nigeria using macroeconomic variables (of commercial bank credit and agricultural products). The overall objective of the study is to examine to what extent the credits of commercial banks had supported agricultural production Nigeria. The specific objectives are: (i) to determine the impact of trad...Continue Reading »

    89 pages |  -1 engagements | 

  • 123. A STUDY ON THE CONTRIBUTION OF NON TIMBER FOREST PRODUCTS TO RURAL HOUSEHOLD INC...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of Study 1.2 Statement of Problem For some time now, the contribution of agriculture to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has reduced (Adegeye, 1996). This is not only caused as a result of shift from concentration on agriculture dependence to petroleum but also due to low return from farming. This is exacerbated by different factors such as ca...Continue Reading »

    54 pages |  139 engagements | 

  • 124. EFFECT OF RURAL-URBAN MIGRATION ON AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION IN UKWUANI LOCAL GOVE...

    » ABSTRACT This study examined the effect of rural urban migration on agricultural production in Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria. The specific objectives of the study were to establish the migrational trend in the study area. The study assessed rural farmers and migrants responses to migrational trends, category of migrants, reasons for migration and effects of migration on agr...Continue Reading »

    54 pages |  175 engagements | 

  • 125. MANAGERIAL COMPETENCE AND TRAINING NEEDS OF POULTRY FARMERS IN ASABA METROPOLIS

    » CHAPTER ONE Introduction Background Information Poultry farming is the practice of raising domesticated birds such as chicken, turkey, duck, geese, pheasant, guinea fowl etc. as a subcategory of animal husbandry for the purpose of producing meat and egg for food and other by products such as droppings, feathers as raw materials for industries. Poultry refers to domesticated birds that are reared m...Continue Reading »

    89 pages |  212 engagements | 

  • 126. HOW TO START A COLD ROOM BUSINESS

    » oday, I would be discussing about how to start a cold room business. After meeting up basic business start up requisite, you can decide to design cold room yourself, so the business plan attached can help you on how to build a cold room. However, below are some key steps you need to follow to start a cold room business in Nigeria: Search for the market that will need of your cold room services. If...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  192 engagements | 

  • 127. WOMEN: THE KEY TO FOOD SECURITY

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    76 pages |  134 engagements | 

  • 128. WILLINGNESS TO PRACTICE AGRICULTURE AS A CAREER AMONG AGRICULTURER UNDEGRADUATES...

    » Agriculture was of great importance to Nigeria’s economy in the 1960s (Omorogiuwa, Zivkovic and Ademoh, 2014). During this period, Nigeria was noted among world economies for exportation of crops such as shelled groundnuts, cocoa, palm oil, cotton, etc. Aside from revenue generation from the exportation of cash crops, an average Nigerian looked well fed (Edoka, Otajele and Adejo, 2011) becau...Continue Reading »

    76 pages |  172 engagements | 

  • 129. TRADITIONAL AFRICAN FARMING SYSTEMS IN EASTERN NIGERIA

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    85 pages |  184 engagements | 

  • 130. THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AND THEIR CONSTRAINTS: A CASE STUD...

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    85 pages |  177 engagements | 

  • 131. THE GROWING OPPORTUNITIES FOR AFRICAN AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

    » Despite the continuing economic crisis, a sense of optimism prevails about prospects for Africa’s agricultural and rural development. Economic growth in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) is expected to reach or exceed 5.5 percent (IMF 2011), and agricultural growth has also been strong—exceeding 3.5 percent, which is well above the population growth rate of about 2 percent. Although the region ...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  154 engagements | 

  • 132. THE FUTURE OF SMALL FARMS

    » There is a long history in economic development with regard to the roles of various sectors in development and the choice of strategic sectors for development. This paper is principally concerned with reviewing recent empirical studies on the contribution of agriculture to national growth and to poverty reduction. The outcomes of interest are economy wide, although we are examining the agriculture...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  117 engagements | 

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

    » 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 consumptio...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  136 engagements | 

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

    » 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, percentages and...Continue Reading »

    76 pages |  166 engagements | 

  • 135. TECHNICAL INEFFICIENCY IN VEGETABLE FARMS OF HUMID REGION: AN ANALYSIS OF DRY SE...

    » It is widely acknowledged that the scope for agricultural production can be expanded and sustained by peasant farmers within the limits of existing resource base and available technology if farm productivity is raised by efficiency use of resources (Harwood, 1987; Ali, 1996; Udoh, 2000). This exposition therefore forms the fundamental point why the concept of farm efficiency has remained important...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  121 engagements | 

  • 136. SOCIO-ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS AND FOOD SECURITY STATUS OF FARMING HOUSEHOLDS IN...

    » SOCIO ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS AND FOOD SECURITY STATUS OF FARMING HOUSEHOLDS IN KWARA STATE, NORTH CENTRAL NIGERIA...Continue Reading »

    76 pages |  127 engagements | 

  • 137. SMALL-SCALE PALM OIL PROCESSING BUSINESS IN NIGERIA: A FEASIBILITY STUDY

    » Palm oil has been an important ingredient in the diet of many Nigerians. Palm oil is the world’s largest source of edible oil, accounting for 38.5 million tonnes or 25% of the global edible oil and fat production (MPOC, 2007). Palm oil is a product extracted from the fleshy mesocarp of the palm fruit (Elaeis guineensis). The global demand for palm oil is growing thus, the crop cultivation se...Continue Reading »

    76 pages |  129 engagements | 

  • 138. RISK AVERSION AMONG POULTRY EGG PRODUCERS IN SOUTHWESTERN NIGERIA

    » In agriculture, most farmers express their risk aversion in diverse ways, some of which are forward pricing, production practices, insurance, holding liquid reserves, diversification, and liability management or their combination (Boehje and Trede, 1977; Barry, 1984). Generally, these ways have commanded substantial resources from farmers and researchers. In Nigeria, however, most poultry farms ar...Continue Reading »

    76 pages |  129 engagements | 

  • 139. RISING COST OF FOOD PRICES AND FOOD INSECURITY IN NIGERIA AND ITS IMPLICATION FO...

    » Trade liberalization stimulated the growth of export of agricultural commodities in Nigeria while its serious implementation lasted. As usual with the country, the implementation of trade liberalization policies relaxed with time. The boost in the agricultural export sector took a down turn and with the advent of democracy, massive imports of luxury goods began to dominate the economic scene. In e...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  126 engagements | 

  • 140. RESTORING AND MAINTAINING THE PRODUCTIVITY OF WEST AFRICAN SOILS: KEY TO SUSTAIN...

    » The Earth has become a Global Village, and West Africa is a slum in a dismal state of disrepair. More especially the all important agricultural sector – the engine of economic growth – is going through unprecedented hard times. Locally produced cash crops, the main revenue earner for most governments, face increased competition from other producing regions where there have been substan...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  120 engagements | 

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