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  • 161. AFRICAN PEASANTS’ CENTRALITY AND MARGINALITY: RURAL LABOUR TRANSFORMATIONS

    » No other continent at present is so closely identified with smallholding peasant farming as Africa. The centrality of peasants in both the academic and policy oriented literature on Africa belies the marginality of African peasants in the terms that really matter, namely their capability to achieve self destiny. This chapter could have been aptly titled, ‘African Peasants in the World Econom...Continue Reading »

    76 pages |  128 engagements | 

  • 162. AFRICA’S MUSHROOMS: A NEGLECTED BIORESOURCE

    » Some of our readers, after assimilating the message contained in the Editorial of the last issue of our journal (Discovery and Innovation, Vol. 15 Number 1/2, pp. 1 7), “Surprises, scientific charm, socio economic potential, and possibilities in the mushroom world”, wrote back, excited. One asked for more information on the Chinese mushroom farming experience with a view to exploring h...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  153 engagements | 

  • 163. A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF BEEKEEPING AND CROP PRODUCTION IN ADAMAWA STATE, NIGER...

    » The scourge of desertification has had devastating effects in the northern states of Nigeria including Adamawa State. This destruction results from the removal of the natural plant cover that serves as good source of soil fertility through sedimentation with sand dunes of the Sahara desert to the gradual extinction of water bodies, (rivers, streams etc) through excessive evaporation, resulting fro...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  135 engagements | 

  • 164. NUTRIENT COMPOSITION FUNCTIONAL AND ORGANOLEPTIC PROPERTIES OF COMPLEMENTARY FOO...

    » ABSTRACT Complementary foods were formulated using sorghum, African yam bean and crayfish. The nutrient composition, functional properties and organoleptic attributes of the formulated complementary foods were investigated. The different flours were combined in the ratios of; 70:20:5, 80:15:5, 75:20:5, of sorghum, African yam bean and crayfish respectively. Cerelac, a commercial sample served as c...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  -1 engagements | 

  • 165. THE INFLUENCE OF AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF FOOD PRODUCTION...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background to the Study Agriculture accounts for about 20 percent of GDP, in the African sub region (World Bank, 2005); two third of the people derive from livelihoods and 40 percent of exports commodities come from this sector (World Bank, 2000). Despite the importance of the agriculture sector, its performance over the last 30 years has been disappointing: agriculture an...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  153 engagements | 

  • 166. 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 »

    76 pages |  288 engagements | 

  • 167. PROXIMATE ANALYSIS OF CASHEW NUT

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION The cashew nut (Anacardium occidentale) produces nuts, the kernels of which have increased considerably in economic importance over the past few decades. Indigenous to Brazil, the cashew was taken to West Africa, East Africa and India by the Portuguese in the 15th and 16th centuries. It was noticed that the tree grew well on poor sandy soils along the coastal belt and ...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  20 engagements | 

  • 168. EFFECT OF OIL TYPES ON THE PHYSIO-CHEMICAL AND ORGANOLEPTIC QUALITIES OF AKARA

    » Akara is a tasty snack enjoyed by different sections of the population. This project investigated the effect of oil type on the sensory and chemical properties of akara produced from three different oil samples. The cowpea samples were soaked washed dehulled grind mixed with ingredients and fried in the various oil samples. The results of sensory evaluation and proximate analysis indicate a level ...Continue Reading »

    61 pages |  195 engagements | 

  • 169. EFFECTS OF STANDARD COSTING ON THE PROFITABILITY OF MANUFACTURING COMPANIES (A C...

    » Abstract The topic of this research is effects of standard costing on the profitability of a manufacturing company. The purpose of this study was to discover if the application of standard costing techniques have any effect on profitability, to explore the relationship between standard costing and the profitability of manufacturing companies and also to determine whether standard costing technique...Continue Reading »

    61 pages |  145 engagements | 

  • 170. ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF CATFISH PRODUCTION AND ITS CONTRIBUTION TO HOUSEHOLD FOOD S...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study The increase in human population and reports of large numbers of people, undernourished or starving (especially in the developing countries) has made the need for food production a major worldwide issue of concern. There are three major groups of activities that contribute to food production namely, agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries. Recent...Continue Reading »

    61 pages |  196 engagements | 

  • 171. ANALYSIS OF FARMERS’ EFFICIENCY IN COWPEA PRODUCTION IN KWARA STATE, NIGERIA

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the study Agriculture in Nigeria is dominated by small scale farmers who produce about 80% of the total food requirement (Fayinka, 2004). These farmers are characterized by strong dependence on agricultural labour market, little or no forms of savings or storage facilities and cultural practices adopted are highly labour intensive (Festus, 2005; Fakayodee...Continue Reading »

    61 pages |  331 engagements | 

  • 172. ANALYSIS OF ADOPTION OF IMPROVED CASSAVA PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES BY WOMEN IN ANK...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study Agriculture has traditionally been regarded as the mainstay of the Nigerian economy as it supplies food, raw materials and generates household income for the majority of the populace. Agricultural production has contributed to foreign exchange earning, government revenue and employment (Adebayo and Okuneye, 2005). The sector is a major source of...Continue Reading »

    61 pages |  197 engagements | 

  • 173. ANALYSIS OF YOGHURT AND CHEESE PROCESSING AND MARKETING IN KWARA STATE, NIGERIA

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study The agricultural sector in Nigeria is the most important non oil sector of the economy, it is one of the largest employer of labour forces (National Bureau of Statistics, 2010). It plays a significant role in the Nigerian economy with 4.14 percent contribution to the GDP. The benefit it offers to the economy include production of food for consum...Continue Reading »

    79 pages |  168 engagements | 

  • 174. PROFITABILITY AND EFFICIENCY OF YAM PRODUCTION AMONG SMALL-HOLDER FARMERS IN SEL...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study Agriculture, a major resource based activity in terms of capital and labour utilization has the potential of increasing Nigeria‟s food self sufficiency (Bamire and Amujoyegbe, 2010). Statistical evidences however show that food sufficiency ratio of Nigeria has for sometime especially from (1997 2010) been less than one. Actual yield of majo...Continue Reading »

    79 pages |  143 engagements | 

  • 175. FACTORS INFLUENCING ADOPTION OF RECOMMENDED CASSAVA PRODUCTION PRACTICES BY FARM...

    » Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study Nigeria is predominantly rural in character in which more than 80% of total population lives in the rural areas (FAO, 2002). The economy is basically agrarian, with majority of the people living in squalor and very poor standard of living. Most of the farmers are subsistence small holders, farming 1.2 hectares of farmland under a traditional syste...Continue Reading »

    79 pages |  176 engagements | 

  • 176. FACTORS INFLUENCING ADOPTION OF RECOMMENDED PALM OIL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES IN ...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study The oil palm (Elaeisguineensis) is one of the most important economic crop in the tropics. Oil palm is the most important source of vegetable oil of all oil bearing plants, and is the highest yielding too (Kolaosoye, 2005; Odior, 2007). This important economic tree is generally agreed to have originated from the tropical rain forest region of We...Continue Reading »

    61 pages |  168 engagements | 

  • 177. ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF CATFISH PRODUCTION IN KUJE AREA COUNCIL OF THE FEDERAL CAPI...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study The increase in human population coupled with large numbers of undernourished people, especially in developing countries, have made the need for food production a major worldwide issue of concern (Okechi, 2004). Studies have showed that there is a limit to world’s natural stocks of fish and shell fish, though renewable, have finite product...Continue Reading »

    79 pages |  163 engagements | 

  • 178. ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF PINEAPPLE PRODUCTION IN ESAN WEST AND OVIA SOUTH LOCAL GOVE...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study Nigeria is largely an agrarian country, because 70 percent of the population is engaged in agricultural production at a sustainable level despite the fact that the country depend on the oil industry for its budgeting revenues (WHO, 2006). The importance of this sector is more pronounced in the developing countries including Nigeria where it is t...Continue Reading »

    61 pages |  158 engagements | 

  • 179. MANAGERIAL COMPETENCE AND TRAINING NEEDS OF POULTRY FARMERS IN NIGERIA.

    » 2.1 Meaning of Poultry Poultry comes from the French /Norman word, (pullus), which means small animal, but in a more comprehensive form, it is seen as a category of domesticated birds kept by humans for the purpose of collecting their eggs or droppings, slaughtering them for their meat, and / or feathers. These are most typically members of the super order Galloanserac (fowl), especially th...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  36 engagements | 

  • 180. THE ISOLATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF NEMATODE AFFECTING TOMATOES GROWN IN SOME SE...

    » ABSTRACT Four (4) sites or area were sampled, using the”simple random sampling technique” to make up the study group namely; Malali, Ungwan Rimi, Stadium round about, Kawo for soil or root not nematodes from tomatoes plant. Ten (10) plants uprooted randomly at each site(s) visited making a total of forty (40) plants were isolation and identification of nematodes was done at the Departm...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  163 engagements | 

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