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  • 101. STUDENTS PERCEPTION OF QUALITY OF EQUIPMENT AND TEACHERS COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND INFORMATION Songhai is seven kilometre from the centre of Sapele town, in Delta State. It is located along the Amukpe Eku road. It is very strategically positioned. Sapele is a crossed road for all travellers headed for the major states in Nigeria. (Imo, Bayelsa, Rivers States) ( (c) 2003 Songhai centre, Edited 20/8/2003). Songhai is involved in so many ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  7 engagements | 

  • 102. ROLE OF MASS MEDIA IN DISSEMINATING AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION TO OIL PALM AND PLA...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1Background Information According to the business dictionary, information is defined as a “Data that has been verified to be accurate and timely. It is specific, organized for a purpose and presented within a context that gives its meaning and relevance which can lead to an increase in understanding and decrease in uncertainty .Reits (2010)defines information need ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  6 engagements | 

  • 103. ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF THE ADOPTION OF EARLY MAIZE TECHNOLOGY ON PRODUCTIVITY...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the study Agriculture in Nigeria is increasingly recognized to be central to sustained growth and improved economic development. Agriculture plays a significant role in food security, poverty alleviation and human development (Amaza and Maurice, 2005). Food security became a catch phrase in the mid 1990s (Okezie and Okorie, 2009). The concept of food secu...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  11 engagements | 

  • 104. FOOD SECURITY IN RURAL COMMUNITIES: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF GOVERN...

    » ABSTRACT: This study examines the agricultural projects initiated by AKADEP in its effort at achieving food security in the two local government areas under study. It takes a close look at its objectives, goals, achievements and challenges and assesses the problems that have militated against the successful realization of AKADEP projects 24 years after its inception. The study posits that women wh...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  10 engagements | 

  • 105. EFFECT OF 2012 FLOOD DISASTER ON THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF CASSAVA F...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study The world at large has suffered natural disasters (flood) throughout its long history. They displace and disrupt thousands of families, and having more traumatic effect in the poorest of nations, crippling what are often already woefully inadequate economic development efforts, and destroying infrastructure (Delaney et al, 2004). Natural disasters a...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  6 engagements | 

  • 106. STUDENTS PERCEPTION OF QUALITY OF EQUIPMENT AND TEACHERS COMMUNICATION SKILLS

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND INFORMATION Songhai is seven kilometre from the centre of Sapele town, in Delta State. It is located along the Amukpe Eku road. It is very strategically positioned. Sapele is a crossed road for all travellers headed for the major states in Nigeria. (Imo, Bayelsa, Rivers States) ( (c) 2003 Songhai centre, Edited 20/8/2003). Songhai is involved in so many ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  8 engagements | 

  • 107. ASSESSMENT OF THE PROFITABILITY OF IMPROVED AGRICULTURE AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO ...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study Apiculture (otherwise known as Beekeeping) is the art of rearing, breeding and managing honeybee colonies in artificial hives for economic gains (Ikediobiet al., 1985; Morse, 1989). It refers to the practice and management of the bees in the hives (Ojeleye, 1999; Shu‟aibet al., 2009), which leads to the production of valuable materials such as...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  9 engagements | 

  • 108. ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF FISH FARMING AND ITS CONTRIBUTION TO HOUSEHOLD POVERTY ALLE...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study Fish farming is the rearing or production of fish in a semi controlled environment like ponds, cages, tanks, irrigational canals, reservoirs and other types of enclosures (Ayodele and Ajani, 1995). It is a well established industry in many parts of the world especially in Asia and Africa. Modern day fish farming is traced to ancient China in Sou...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  9 engagements | 

  • 109. MODIFICATION AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF IAR GROUNDNUT SHELLER FOR SOME SELECT...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study Agriculture is derived from two Latin words ―ager‖ and ―cultura‖. ―Ager‖ means land, while ―cultura means to till or to cultivate. Therefore, we can define agriculture as the tilling of the land (Kasim, 2001). In Nigeria, agriculture is still the nations‘ main economic bedrock employing 70 80% of the total population, mostly ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  14 engagements | 

  • 110. ADOPTION OF RECOMMENDED ONION PRODUCTION PRACTICES BY FARMERS

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study Agriculture is derived from two Latin words ―ager‖ and ―cultura‖. ―Ager‖ means land, while ―cultura means to till or to cultivate. Therefore, we can define agriculture as the tilling of the land (Kasim, 2001). In Nigeria, agriculture is still the nations‘ main economic bedrock employing 70 80% of the total population, mostly ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  7 engagements | 

  • 111. ANALYSIS OF SAVINGS AND INVESTMENT STRATEGIES AMONG CASSAVA PROCESSORS IN YEWA N...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1. BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY In Nigeria, agriculture has remained the largest sector of the economy. It generates employment for about 70% of the population and contributes about 40% to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) with crop accounting for 80%, livestock 13%, forestry 3% and fishery 4%. Agriculture accounts for over 70% of the non oil export and provides over 80% of th...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  10 engagements | 

  • 112. IMPACT OF PRICES OF TOMATO ON TOMATO PRODUCTION AND MARKETABILITY

    » ABSTRACT The potential to increase the production of tomato is dependent on its marketability. Factor that determine the marketability of a product include eating habits, knowledge, resources and tomato consumers preference of tomato. This study examined the factors that determine the price of tomato in the market. Primary data were used in the study. The analytical technique employed includes the...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  12 engagements | 

  • 113. ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF SESAME PRODUCTION AMONG SMALL- HOLDER FARMERS

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study Available statistics show that agriculture is the most important Nigerian economic sector in terms of its contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), after oil. The sector contributes about 41% to the country‟s GDP, employs about 65% of the total population and provides employment to about 80% of the rural population. Agriculture is a ma...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  9 engagements | 

  • 114. DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND TESTING OF AN EVAPORATIVE COOLING FACILITY FOR STORING ...

    » Abstract A solar powered evaporative cooling system of 0.6 m3 capacity was designed and constructed to increase the shelf life of stored vegetables. The evaporative cooler was tested and evaluated using tomato (Roma). The equipment operates on the principle of evaporative cooling and increasing the relative humidity (RH) in the preservation chamber. The storage system was made up of aluminum sheet...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  7 engagements | 

  • 115. CONSTRUCTION OF A MOTORIZED CASSAVA PEELING MACHINE

    » Abstract A solar powered evaporative cooling system of 0.6 m3 capacity was designed and constructed to increase the shelf life of stored vegetables. The evaporative cooler was tested and evaluated using tomato (Roma). The equipment operates on the principle of evaporative cooling and increasing the relative humidity (RH) in the preservation chamber. The storage system was made up of aluminum sheet...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  8 engagements | 

  • 116. THE IMPACT OF GAS FLARING ON SURFACE WATERS IN IBENO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, AKWA...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 Introduction 1.1 Background of the Study Globally, water is one of the most abundant and essential commodities of man and covers about 71% of the earth’s surface. On earth, 96.5% of water is found in the seas and oceans, 1.7% in groundwater, 1.7% in glaciers and the ice caps of Antarctica and Greenland, and 0.001% in the air as vapor. The various uses of water include drinkin...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  10 engagements | 

  • 117. COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF YAM AND CASSAVA ENTERPRISES IN ESSIEN UDIM LOCAL GOVERNM...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study The agricultural sector has always been an important component of Nigeria economy with over 70 percent of the population engaged in agriculture and agricultural related activities (Obasi & Agu, 2000). The sector is almost entirely dominated by small scale resource poor farmers living in rural areas, with farm holdings of 1 2 hectares, wh...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  13 engagements | 

  • 118. DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF A MECHANICAL DRYER FOR DRYING OF SPENT GRAIN

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 GENERAL BACKGROUND OF THE RESEARCH Nowadays, there is great political and social pressure to reduce the pollution arising from industrial activities. Almost all developed and underdeveloped countries are trying to adapt to this reality by modifying their processes so that their residues can be recycled. Consequently, most large companies no longer consider residues as ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  7 engagements | 

  • 119. NON-PERFORMING LOANS IN THE NIGERIAN BANKING SYSTEM: EFFECTS ON AGRICULTURE AND ...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background Information There are direct and indirect linkages between the banking system, agricultural and industrial sectors of any economy over time. Vogel, (1999) observes that these linkages are strong in development because they play major roles in agriculture led industrialization process. The recent experiences of global financial crisis suggest that the state o...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  10 engagements | 

  • 120. THE EFFECT OF EMPTY FRUIT BUNCH ASH EFBA ON THE GROWTH AND YIELD OF SWEET POTATO

    » CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDYThe Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) was originally domesticated at least 5000 years ago in tropical America (Austin, 1988; Yen, 1982). Based on the analysis of key morphological characters of sweet potato and the wild Ipomoea species, Austin (1988) postulated that sweet potato originated in the region between the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and the...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  10 engagements | 

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