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  • 81. 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 »

    50 pages |  17 engagements | 

  • 82. ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT OF THE NATIONAL FADAMA DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME IN KANO STATE: ...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background Information Agricultural production in Nigeria remains essentially traditional with cultivation largely undertaken at individual level using local implements (Abdullahi, 1983). This traditional method and the subsistence nature of agricultural production help in perpetuating the vicious cycle of poverty and restricting the farmer’s ability to embrace moder...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  12 engagements | 

  • 83. ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF CRUDE OIL EXPLOITATION ON CASSAVA PRODUCTION IN DELTA STATE

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background Information One of the most discussed issues in Nigeria in recent time is that of sustainable development. Sustainable development, according to the Bruntland commission, is development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (World Commission, 1987). Agriculture plays fund...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  9 engagements | 

  • 84. EFFECTS OF ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS ON AGRICULTURAL TRADE BETWEEN SMALL A...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study The Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) betweenEconomic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the European Union (EU) are aimed at promoting trade between the two groupings. The expectations are that through trade deepened integration, development in addition to sustainable growth and poverty reduction would evolve in ECOWAS sub region. T...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  9 engagements | 

  • 85. ACCESS TO AGRO-CREDIT BY FARMERS IN KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background Information With an estimated 140 million inhabitants and a population growth rate of 2.5% annually, Nigeria is the most populated country in sub Saharan Africa and the 10th most populated country in the World ( National Population Commission [NPC], 2006). Approximately, 49 percent of the population engages in agriculture as their major occupation. The agric...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  9 engagements | 

  • 86. COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF RESOURCE USE EFFICIENCY IN RICE PRODUCTION AMONG FADAMA ...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study The food sub sector of Nigerian agriculture has a large array of staple crops, but rice has risen to a position of pre eminence. At independence in 1960, rice was merely a festival food consumed mostly in affluent homes during the Christmas and other religious festivals (UNEP,2002). However, as shown in the report of Akpokoye, Lancon and Erenste...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  9 engagements | 

  • 87. ANALYSIS OF RISK PREFERENCE AND INSURANCE PURCHASE BY RICE FARMERS IN ENUGU STAT...

    » CHAPTERONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study Nigerian farmers are increasingly faced with risk and uncertainty factors such as droughts, floods, diseases, pests, accidents, fire, theft, damage and several other unplanned events whose occurrence cannot be readily predicted and therefore, poses serious danger to the progress of farming enterprise in Nigeria (Eleri et al, 2012). Risk affects produ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  9 engagements | 

  • 88. DETERMINATION OF THE INTEGRATION OF RICE MARKETS IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background Information Rice is the second largest produced cereal in the world, after wheat. About half of the world population depends on rice for their staple food. In the 1960s, the world rice production averaged at 264MT and over the years it increased to 596MT during 2001 2005 (Reddy, 2006). In Nigeria, although rice has been a traditional food, it was only recently i...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  9 engagements | 

  • 89. MARKETING OF UZIZA IN EGOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA EDO STATE, NIGERIA

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION In Nigeria, as in other tropical countries of Africa where the daily diet is dominated by starchy staple foods, traditional vegetables are the cheapest and most readily available sources of important proteins, vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids (Okafor 1983). The nutritional importance of this leafy vegetable is evident in the result of proximate analysis of some...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  9 engagements | 

  • 90. POTENTIALS OF GROWING ENERGY CROPS FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY AMONG CASSAVA AND JATROPHA ...

    » CHAPTER ONE BACKGROUND INFORMATION Biotechnology in one form or the other has flourished since prehistoric time beginning from when the first human beings realized they could plant their own crops and breed animals. The first bakers were acting as fledging biotechnologists when they found they could make soft bread rather than a firm thin cracker. The discovery that fruit juices fermented into win...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  9 engagements | 

  • 91. OPERATIONAL ANALYSIS OF FAST FOOD OUTLETS IN OREDO AND EGOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT ARE...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION Poultry 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 »

    50 pages |  9 engagements | 

  • 92. ASSESSMENT OF THE USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (ICTs) AMONG...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Agriculture 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 ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  8 engagements | 

  • 93. FARMERS ADOPTION OF IMPROVED TECHNOLOGY IN CASSAVA PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING IN ...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study Technology can also be defined as a general term for the processes by which human beings fashion tools and machines to increase their control and understanding of the material environment (Merritt, 2008). Technology is the most important factor that can contribute to growth in agricultural productivity. The use of technology in agriculture invol...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  8 engagements | 

  • 94. UTILIZATION OF INFORMATION AMONG ARABLE CROP FARMERS IN EDO AND DELTA STATE, NIG...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND INFORMATION Agriculture with its positive impact on the Nigerian populace is faced with myriad of problems among which is low utilization of technologies. The low utilization of technologies by the farmers may be ascribed to inadequacy of information. Information, in a broad context refers to organized data recorded in various forms (Yahaya, 2003). Infor...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  12 engagements | 

  • 95. TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY ON COCOA PRODUCTION IN ESAN WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF E...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background Study Cocoa (Theobroma cacao) is one of the most import economic produce in Nigeria. This can be drawn out in terms of annual contribution to foreign exchange earnings, income earning, employment, internal revenue generation and as source of raw material for industry. Nigeria is potentially one of the most economically endowed nation of the world, having...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  11 engagements | 

  • 96. INFORMATION SOURCES AND USE OF TRADITIONAL MEDICINE AMONG FARMERS IN EDO AND DEL...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0INTRODUCTION 1.1Background of the Study Traditional medicine as it’s well known is a cultural gem of various community around the world and encompasses all kinds of folk medicine, unconventional medicine and indeed any kind of therapeutically method that have been handed down by the tradition of a community or ethnic group (Adesina, 2003). By the World Health Organization (WHO...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  10 engagements | 

  • 97. ASSESSMENT OF EXTENSION WORKERS AND PRACTICE OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION PRINCIPLE...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION Information and Communication have always mattered in Agricultural. Communication may be defined as giving or exchanging information, option and idea by writing, speech or visual means (Ganguly, 2006). Even since people have grown crops, raised livestock, and caught fish, they have sought information from, one another. What is the most effective planting strategy on st...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  9 engagements | 

  • 98. GENDER ROLES AND TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION IN RUBBER PRODUCTION IN EDO STATE

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0INTRODUCTION 1.1Background of the Study Traditional medicine as it’s well known is a cultural gem of various community around the world and encompasses all kinds of folk medicine, unconventional medicine and indeed any kind of therapeutically method that have been handed down by the tradition of a community or ethnic group (Adesina, 2003). By the World Health Organization (WHO...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  7 engagements | 

  • 99. EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT PLANTATION CROPS RHIZOSPHERE ECOSYSTEMS ON THE GROWTH AND D...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 What is Soil? Metaphorically, soil is life. This is because it is that medium by which cultivated plants take up numerous nutrients in the balanced form to produce food for consumption by organisms notably animals which are dominated by man. Soil can also be referred to as a natural body consisting of layers (soil horizons) of mineral constituents of variable thick...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  8 engagements | 

  • 100. INFORMATION SOURCES AND USE OF TRADITIONAL MEDICINE AMONG FARMERS

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study Traditional medicine as it’s well known is a cultural gem of various community around the world and encompasses all kinds of folk medicine, unconventional medicine and indeed any kind of therapeutically method that have been handed down by the tradition of a community or ethnic group (Adesina, 2003). By the World Health Organization (W...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  6 engagements | 

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