Farm scheme can
be seen as a method of advancing rural development in a rapid speed by the effort
of the government. Farm settlement scheme can also be described as an intervention
of the government to promote efficient utilization of land resources and
dignity in farming by the provision of basic social needs. In Nigeria, this
type of settlement scheme has been in operation since the 1950’s. Each of the
three Geo-political zones i.e. the Hausa’s, the Igbo’s and the Yoruba’s had...
This paper focused on the potential roles of
extension service in the accelerated use of vitamin A cassava cultivar in
Nigeria. The sources of information for this research work were mainly drawn
from previously published works by recognized authors. Since the vitamin A
cassava has not been publicly recognized and used by majority of farmers, there
is need for extension to play significant role in its accelerated use.
Specifically, the issues addressed include; the meaning of agric exte...
The study examined the effects of adoption of
vitamin A cassava on the socio-economic life of rural farmers in Imo state
Nigeria. Specifically, the study described the socio-economic characteristics
of the respondents, determined the level of adoption of the vitamin A cassava
by the respondents, identified cassava attributes for adoption, identified
constraints to the adoption of vitamin A cassava, and finally determined the
effects of adoption of vitamin A cassava variety in the study ...
Food security is made up of two words “food” and
“secure”, meaning “securing of food”.The opposite of food security is food
insecurity. It is a sad situation of limited or uncertain availability of
nutritionally adequate or safe food.Different countries have different methods of
combating food insecurity. For Nigeria, sustainable agricultural intervention
by all stakeholders is the key. Having seen the aftermath
of food insecurity, the question then is what is the way forwa...