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  • 1. WOMEN PARTICIPATION IN AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SUFFICIENCY IN AKWA IBOM STATE 2010-...

    » CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION1.1 Background of the StudyWomen in Akwa Ibom State have a very important roles in agriculture, undertaking a wide range of activities relating to food production, processing and marketing; and beyond farming, they are involved in land and water management: most often they are collectors of water, firewood and hay.They have access to a store of local knowledge on the medicin...Continue Reading »

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  • 2. THE REVIEW OF AGRICULTURAL POLICIES AND FOOD SECURITY IN NIGERIA

    » CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION1.1 Background to the studyThe importance of food as the requisite condition for the survival of a state, its relevance to human survival cannot be over emphasized. Adequate food or what is commonly known as food security is a fundamental need for human existence. No doubt, food is life hence; food has become an instrument of national power. Food is a negotiating kit in inte...Continue Reading »

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  • 3. EFFECTIVENESS OF EXTENSION SERVICES ON SMALLHOLDER FARMERS IN ITU LOCAL GOVERNME...

    » CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDYThe importance of food at the household level is obvious since it is a basic means of sustenance. Extension services are the different programmes/projects/recommendations, which the extension service make available to their clientele through the use of extension education process. Agricultural extension services encompasses all aspects of agricultu...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  6 engagements | 

  • 4. FEEDBACK AS PREDICTOR OF STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN BASIC SCIENCE AND T...

    » CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the StudyTeaching is the art of imparting knowledge. It is the process by which a teacher guides the learners in the acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes. Teaching is essentially a system of interactions involving the teacher, the learner and the learning materials. In the previous past, the ultimate goal of education was to develop the three Rs ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  4 engagements | 

  • 5. PROFITABILITY OF BIO-FORTIFIED CASSAVA FARMING IN IKOT EKPENE LOCAL GOVERNMENT A...

    » CHAPTER ONE1.1 IntroductionBio fortification is the enhancement of micro nutrients levels of stable crops through biological processes such as plant breeding and genetic engineering (bious, 2002).Bio fortification is otherwise a biotechnological approach which serves as an advanced means of increasing crop yield, improving the maturation of farm produces and enriching crops, livestock and fisherie...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  4 engagements | 

  • 6. PERFORMANCE OF FOREST MANAGEMENT COMMITTEES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF FOREST WOOD TRE...

    » Chapter one INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background Information Forest and tree resources are of extreme importance to mankind. They provide the resources for a multiple of products, which feature in peoples day to day lives (Falconer, 1990). The contributions of forests to sustainable livelihood cannot be over emphasized. Forest which include all resources that can produce forest products, namely, woodland, ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  6 engagements | 

  • 7. TRADITIONAL AND MODERN GROUNDNUT PROCESSING AND MARKETING IN NORTH CENTRAL NIGER...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study Processing, storage and marketing of agricultural produce have become increasingly important to the economies of most developing countries, as they have been to industrialized nations at various stages of their development. Due to technical progress, marketable surpluses from agricultural production have grown significantly; while rapid growth i...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  3 engagements | 

  • 8. TRENDS IN THE ACTIVITIES OF THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT AN...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1. Background information The development of state ministry of agriculture in Nigeria changed in political structure after independence. The three regions structure in 1960 gave way to four regions in 1963 and this equally gave way to states creation from 1967 up to 1996 (Ayoola, 2010). The roles of the ministry of agriculture include the following: – Organizing of s...Continue Reading »

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  • 9. MARKET AGE, ENTERPRISE SIZE AND RELATIVE EFFICIENCY IN BROILER PRODUCTION IN IMO...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Nigeria, one of the developing countries of the world with rapid population growth, is faced with the task of providing adequate food for her citizenry. While food production increased at the rate of 2.5%, food demand increased at the rate of more than 3.5% due to the high rate of population growth of 2.83% (F.O. S, 1996).The scenario induce...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  1 engagements | 

  • 10. PATTERNS AND DETERMINANTS OF FRUIT AND VEGETABLE CONSUMPTION IN URBAN AND RURAL ...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background Information Low fruit and vegetable intake is the main contributor of micronutrient deficiencies in the developing world especially in population with low intake of animal protein foods such as meat and dairy products. World Health Organization (WHO) (2003) estimated that low intake of fruits and vegetables caused about 19% gastro intestinal cancers, abo...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  2 engagements | 

  • 11. GENDER AND RESOURCE USE EFFICIENCY IN COCOYAM PRODUCTION IN ANAMBRA STATE, NIGER...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1: Background Information In Nigeria of about 140 million people, men constitute about 50.4% and women 49.6%(N.P.C, 2006).Both gender are responsible for producing the nation’s food and one of the major problems confronting mankind in recent times is food crisis (Ndukwu et al 2010).Gender has often been misunderstood as being about the promotion of women only, but ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  6 engagements | 

  • 12. INCOME, SAVINGS AND INVESTMENT PATTERNS OF SMALL-SCALE AGRO-BASED ENTREPRENEURS ...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study The role of agriculture and agro based industries in Nigeria cannot be over emphasized. Agriculture is a source of food for consumption by man, feeds for animals and raw material for the agro based industries (Edoumiekumo&Audu, 2009). Agriculture contributes to the growth of the economy and also provides employment opportunities for the teem...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  3 engagements | 

  • 13. EVALUATION OF PARTICIPATORY POVERTY REDUCTION THROUGH WATER DELIVERY SUPPORT OF ...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background Information Participatory Poverty Reduction through Water Delivery Support is a rural support programme to address problems of rural household chore water scarcity and to enhance community agricultural productivity (income). It is relatively new in Nigeria. Water scarcity is caused by water stress. Water is a renewable resource and water stress begins when w...Continue Reading »

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  • 14. FARM-LEVEL ANALYSIS OF OFF-FARM INCOME AND FARM CAPITAL ACCUMULATION AMONG SMALL...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background Information Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) originated from South America (Wiess, 2000). It is one of the most popular and universal crops cultivated in more than 100 countries in six continents; Asia, Africa, Oceania, North and South America and Europe (Nwokolo, 1996; ICRISAT, 1999). Major groundnut producing countries are China (40 percent), India (23 perc...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  3 engagements | 

  • 15. FINANCING OF LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION UNDER THE AGRICULTURAL CREDIT GUARANTEE SCHEME...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Livestock are animals that are reared in the farms (homes) for their economic importance. They are reared for the purposes of consumption, savings and as capital assets. Livestock production can be practised as a small or large scale enterprise. It can also be practised as a full or pastime business. Examples of conventional livestock are ca...Continue Reading »

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  • 16. EFFECTS OF MICRO CREDIT ON THE LIVELIHOOD OF RURAL HOUSEHOLDS IN ENUGU STATE, NI...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study The declaration of the Millennium Summit to halve extreme poverty by 2015 may not be fully achieved unless sustainable livelihoods and effective poverty reduction strategies are employed to reallocate resources to the rural sector (International Fund for Agricultural Development, 2001). This rural sector is dominantly agrarian (Olukosi and Ogung...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  6 engagements | 

  • 17. EFFECTS OF MIGRANT REMITTANCES ON FARM HOUSEHOLD WELFARE IN NIGERIA

    » Background Information Remittances have been defined as the proportion of migrants’ earnings sent from their destination of employment to their origin or communities (Samal, 2006). As financial flows that do not require a quid pro quo in economic value, they can be termed transfer payment in Balance of Payment Accounting. Remittances are considered as compensation (brain gain) for the loss o...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  8 engagements | 

  • 18. EFFECTS OF OIL EXPLOITATION ON THE EFFICIENCY OF ARTISANAL FISHING HOUSEHOLDS IN...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study The search for oil in Nigeria started in 1906 when the Nigerian Bitumen Corporation (NBC) drilled fourteen wells in Lagos area (Pearson, 1970). This move was however called off due to the outbreak of World War I. Pearson (1970) stated that Shell made Nigeria’s first commercial oil discovery in 1956 at Oloibiri located in Bayelsa State. Thi...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  5 engagements | 

  • 19. ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF ARTISANAL FISHING ENTERPRISES IN GUMA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background Information One of the major roles played by fisheries in the economy of Nigeria is its contribution to the dietary needs of the populace. Increased food production, both in quantity and quality is necessary to build a healthy nation. Animal protein is essential for proper growth, repair and maintenance of body organs and tissues (Moses, 1983). Proteins obtained...Continue Reading »

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  • 20. ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF RICE MARKETING MARGIN IN ADANI UZO-UWANI LOCAL GOVERNMENT A...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study Agriculture has contributed immensely to the nation’s development. According to the Central Bank of Nigeria (1995), the contribution of agriculture to the nation’s gross domestic product in 1985 was 54.4%. Its role in food production, provision of raw materials for industries, as a major source of employment and income to a great number ...Continue Reading »

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