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  • 81. SURVEY OF FARM SOURCE OF INCOME AMONG RESIDENTS IN YOLA METROPOLIS

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND INFORMATION Nigeria has been an agricultural economy since the colonial period up to the 1970s when we witnessed the oil boom. The agricultural sector contributed over 60% to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (National Technical Working Group (NTWG), 2009). From early 1970s to mid 1980s, rapid expansion of the oil sector played a role in eroding the...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  19 engagements | 

  • 82. ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF SOUR SOP FRUIT, BARK AND LEAVES RIPE AND UNRIPE

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of Study The use of medicinal plants as major source of formulated drugs in the industrialized society can be traced back to the traditional use in folk medicine. Scientific utilization of medicinal plants is important as they can be toxic, also, can offer a wide range of therapeutic application. Annona muricata (soursop) belongs to the genus Annona of the c...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  18 engagements | 

  • 83. THE IMPACT OF OIL EXPLORATION ON AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES OF THE NIGER DELTA. A RES...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF STUDY The search for oil deposit started in Nigeria, in 1908 by the Nigerian Bitumen Corporation but was interrupted by the outbreak of the first world war in 1914. Exploration again resumed in 1937 and the first well was drilled by Shell D’Arcy in 1938. Also their activities were interrupted by the Second World War in 1939 but resumed in 1947. In 1...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  18 engagements | 

  • 84. PROBLEMS AND PROSPECT OF REARING POULTRY IN IKPOBA OKHA L. G. A. EDO STATE

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Poultry generally is referred to all domestic birds raised by man for the production of eggs, meat and other benefits for human consumption. The domestic birds include fowl ducks, turkey, guinea fowl and geese., poultry products have been found to have the highest protein concentrate of about 20.5% relative to others success of protein (animals)...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  20 engagements | 

  • 85. SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF THE SHARK RESOURCES OF ATLANTIC OCEAN: SOCIOECONOMIC A...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Not only are sharks among the ocean’s top predators and vital to the natural balance of marine ecosystems, they are also a valuable recreational species and food source (Scott & Scott, 1988). To help protect these important marine species, the many countries especially the advanced countries has some of the strongest shark management m...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  16 engagements | 

  • 86. ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF POST HARVEST LOSS AMONG LEAFY VEGETABLE MARKETERS IN UTESE,...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Vegetable are highly perishable except under intensive care during harvest, handling and transportation. There can also be losses in quality as measured both by the price obtained and the nutritional values as well as in quantity. Farmers are forced to sell their products at give away prices due to absence of adequate storage income goes to the wast...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  18 engagements | 

  • 87. FACTORS INFLUENCING ADOPTION OF FARO 52 RICE PACKAGE BY FARMERS IN SELECTED LOCA...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is an important food and cash crop in the world. It feeds more than half of the world’s population (Ojohomon, 1995). The world grows 153.8 million hectares of rice annually with average worldwide yield of 3,885 kg/ha. This gives a production of 598.8 million metric tons, which is greater than that of either corn ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  17 engagements | 

  • 88. WET FEEDING ON THE PERFORMANCE OF BROILERS

    » Chapter One: Introduction The advantages of wet feeding in broilers were recently reviewed by Yasar and Forbes (2000) and wet feeding was suggested by Scott (2002), Scott and Silversides (2003) and Afsharmanesh et al. (2006) as being a valuable tool in increasing our understanding of the limitations in feed intake by broilers fed cereal based diets. Yasar and Forbes (2000) showed consistent benefi...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  17 engagements | 

  • 89. OIL PALM PROCESSING ON SOCIO ECONOMIC GROWTH OF FARMERS

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background Information Oil palm is a monocotyledonous tree belonging to the family, palmae and the subfamily, cocoideae. The normal (diploid) chromosome number is 2n = 32. The adult plant possesses an impressive crown of 30 to 45 green leaves, each 5 9m long at the top of a trunk bearing old leaf bases arranged spirally, (Kochhar, 1976; Opeke, 1992; CTA, 2000). The...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  18 engagements | 

  • 90. DEVELOPMENT OF RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME IN SORGHUM PRODUCTION ENTERPRISES F...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study Sorghum (sorghum spp.) also known as guinea corn is a source of food for man and livestock. Sorghum according to Farber (2008) originated from tropical Africa and later spread to other parts of the continent including Nigeria. The author added that sorghum is a cereal crop that belongs to the family of graminae. Mask (2011) stated that sorghum crop ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  17 engagements | 

  • 91. THE EFFECT OF TILLAGE ON SOIL ORGANIC MATTER

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Tillage is identified as asset of operation performed on the soil to prepare seed bed, weed control, and improve soil properties for enhancing the burying residues, germination, growth and yield of crops as well as conservation soil moisture (FAO, 1989). Tillage can act a major new control on soil biogeochemical cycles by making available previously protected soil organic ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  17 engagements | 

  • 92. DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION OF A MANUAL ORANGE JUICE EXTRACTOR

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.1 Introduction Oranges are one of the most popular fruits for eating out hand and most important source of fresh juice having a distinctive flavour and high amount of vitamin A B and C (Aye et al., 2012). The orange fruit is a specialized type of berry known to the botanists as hesperidia. It has a soft, pithy central axis surrounded by 10 15 segments containing pulp and juice. Enclo...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  17 engagements | 

  • 93. EFFECT OF INTEGRATED FARMING ON SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study Integrated farming system is simply the combination of the best and modern farming tools and technologies with some elements of traditional practices, depending on a given site and situation. This system enables farmers to identify opportunities or threats and allows them to respond accordingly, particularly with the consumers interest at heart....Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  14 engagements | 

  • 94. COWPEA (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp) SEED QUALITY AND YIELD AS INFLUENCED BY MAN...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata, L Walp) is a leguminous crop indigenous to Africa and a dicotyledonous plant belonging to the family Fabaceae (Schippers, 2002). It can be grown as sole crop, but more often planted alongside crops such as sorghum, maize or millet (Agbogidi, 2010a). More than 5.4 million tonnes of cowpeas are produced worldwide, with Africa being the highest ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  18 engagements | 

  • 95. COMPARATIVE STUDY OF GROWTH AND SEASONAL INFLUENCE ON SOME REPRODUCTIVE HORMONES...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION Malnutrition has been a persistent problem in Africa especially Nigeria. The most important area of deficiency is in the intake of animal proteins. Guinea fowl (Numida meleagris) meat and egg contribute immensely to the alleviation of this animal protein deficiency with demand being higher than supply and can be a tool for poverty reduction (Koney, 2004). Attractive pl...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  16 engagements | 

  • 96. EFFECT OF MANGO (Mangifera indica L.) SEED KERNEL MEAL WITH AND WITHOUT ENZYME S...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Global consumption of poultry and its products especially meat, has consistently increased over the years and this trend is expected to continue. Much of this increase in global demand will be in developing countries resulting in a profound effect on the demand for feed and its raw materials (Chinedu and Evans,2001). It had been established that the principal item in raisi...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  22 engagements | 

  • 97. EFFECT OF THERMAL INDICES AND RELATIONSHIPS WITH MILK YIELD IN EXOTIC DAIRY COWS...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Heat stress plays a significant role in cattle performance and likely will be of even greater importance in the future as climate change continues. Cattle are produced in a wide range of environments, some of which present thermal challenges to productive performance, even survival in extreme cases. High temperatures can have negative consequences for milk production, and ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  17 engagements | 

  • 98. GENETIC ANALYSIS OF AFLATOXIN AND AGRONOMIC TRAITS IN GROUNDNUT (ARACHIS HYPOGAE...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1 Introduction Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is an annual legume which is also known as peanut. It is the 13th most important food crop of the world. Today, groundnut is the world’s 4th most important source of edible oil and the 3rd most important source of vegetable protein in the world. Groundnut is cultivated in more than 100 countries in 6 continents and covers an area of ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  22 engagements | 

  • 99. EVALUATION OF THE OPTIMUM INCLUSION LEVELS OF MYCOFIX AND BIOTRONIC SEAS FEED AD...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION Feed represents the greatest single expenditure associated with poultry production. Nutritional research in poultry has therefore centered on issues related to identifying barriers to effective digestion, utilization of nutrients, and on approaches for improving feed utilization (Ravindran, 2010). The quality of feed ingredients is very important as this will determine...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  19 engagements | 

  • 100. ESTIMATING PERFORMANCE AND METHANE EMISSION FROM YANKASA LAMB RAMS FED DIETS CON...

    » ESTIMATING PERFORMANCE AND METHANE EMISSION FROM YANKASA LAMB RAMS FED DIETS CONTAINING VARYING LEVELS OF CAMEL’S FOOT (Piliostigma thonningii) LEAF AND POD MEALS...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  18 engagements | 

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