Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

The Role and Challenges of Local Government in Community Development: An Insight

The Role and Challenges of Local Government in Community Development: An Insight

Survival and Growth Rate of Clarias gariepinus Larvae Fed with Artemia salina and Inert Diet.

This project work was basically conducted to provide fish farmers a preferable diet for Catfish fry.. Several diets were used while the fish growth rate amongst other parameters were observed Abstract The growth and survival of Clarias gariepinus larvae (0.42mg) fed Artemia salina (D1), inert diet (egg white + fish meal) (D2) and a combination of both diets (D3) was investigated for 42 days. Each diet was feed to 80 post yolk-sac fry,  in  triplicate  plastic  ta...

PROJECT PROPOSAL ON PIGGERY FARMING

 A project proposal on piggery to help young african entrepreneursTABLE OF CONTENTS1.0.  INTRODUCTION1.1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY1.2. NAME OF FARM1.3. PROJECT AND LOCATION1.4. VISION1.5. MISSION STATEMENT2.0. BUSNESS OWNERSHIP2.1. EDUCATIONAL QUALIFCATION  AND ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE OF THE BUSINESS2.2. NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES2.3. MARKET AND MARKETING STRATEGY2.4. COST OF PROJECT, FINANCNG AND BREAK EVEN ANALYSIS2.5. LAND AND BUILDING2.6. FARM IMPLEMENTS AND MACHINERIES3.0. UTILITIES3.1. MAN POWER REQUI...

Modelling Herbivore Feeding Effects on Vegetables and peppers

ABSTRACTThe study modelled the effects of different feeding effects of herbivores on Corchorus olitorius and Capsicum annum. Thirty polyethylene pots were set up for each crop in the screen house of the Botanical Garden, University of ilorin. Each crop plant were sown using seeds. Three weeks after planting (3 WAP), the defoliation patterns of all  leaf removal (ALR), Half leaf removal (HLR) and perforation of all leaves (PFL) were made for Corchorus olitorius with the aid of scissors an...

TRADITIONAL SWINE PRODUCTION, PRODUCTIVITY AND MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN AFRICA: THE CASE OF ETHIOPIA

This book provides an overall information on the socio-economic characteristics of swine producers, motivational drivers to keep pigs, production systems, feeding & slurry management, breed features, reproductive performance, breeding practice, breed selection criteria and constraints in the swine production value chain. The studies' findings presented in this book are compared with the findings of similar studies conducted in different African countries so that the overall information ...

LIVE PIGS, PORK AND PORK PRODUCTS MARKETING IN AFRICA: THE CASE OF ETHIOPIA

The book presents findings of various studies conducted on marketing of live pigs , pork & pork products, pork quality traits and consumers preferences. The studies' findings were compared with the findings of similar studies conducted in different African countries so that the overall information presented in this book provides an overall image of the studied parameters in Africa. The book is divided into four chapters. CHAPTER 1 provides the overall summary of the different st...

DETECTION OF QUANTITATIVE TRAIT LOCI: CHICKEN EGG AND REPRODUCTIVE TRAITS

This book provides research findings of the study conducted with the aim of revealing genetic loci influencing egg production traits in crosses between the chicken inbred lines New Hampshire and White Leghorn which were kept at the animal experimental station of Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany. Besides providing the quantitative trait loci (QTL) information, the performance of the parental lines for various production and reproductive traits were well described. The book is...

Improving Poultry Production in Ethiopia Through Production System Studies, Breed Characterization and Implementation of Improved Practices

Although, there are different poultry production systems in Ethiopia, the backyard productionsystem is the predominant oneandit is characterized bysmall flocksize, poor management, and not effective in terms of production and productivity. The demand of thecountry for egg production has not been achieved yet. Thus, there is a need to introduce an environmentally friendly, productive and sustainable production system that can better profit the producers and satisfy egg demand of the country. T...

Improving Ethiopian dairy sector through characterization of the production system, adopting Brazilian technologies, capacity building & farm data management

 Crossbreeding of temperate breeds with local cattle has been practiced for several decades in the country to improve the production and productivity of local animals. However, the interventions made so far were limited to highland agro-ecologies and partly in midlands. There is no improved dairy cattle technological options in Ethiopia for lowland agro-ecologies particularly for heat stress zones. Thus, this project was initiated between the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBR...

Swine Improvement in Ethiopia through Socio-Economic and Production Characterization and Development of a Production System

Although swine production has great potential to alleviate poverty in Ethiopia, little attention has been given to the sub-sector. Swine production and marketing has not been characterized until recently in the country. Therefore, there was a big information gap in the area. To fill this gap and improve the system, a collaborative research was initiated between EIAR and the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA). Brazil is one of the top swine producers and exporters in the wor...

Characterization of Pork Consumers and Preference for Quality Traits in Ethiopia

This study was carried out to characterize the socio-economic features of pork consumers, their preference for pork quality traits and motivational drivers to eat pork. Purposive and random sampling methods were used to select sampling areas and supermarkets. As it was difficult to find pork consumers in person, pork retailers at supermarkets were interviewed to describe their customers' (pork consumers') socio-economic features, volume of pork purchase and preference for different pork quali...

Production System, Feeding and Slurry Management of Swine in Ethiopia

The study was carried out to characterize the production systems, feeding & slurry management, herd administration, cost determinants and constraints of Ethiopian swine farming. A total of 66 swine farms were selected in six major towns to collect quantitative and qualitative data on the studied parameters. A multi-stage sampling procedure was employed to select sampling areas and respondents. A standardized questionnaire was used to collect the data using person to person interview. Data wer...

Ethiopian Native Chicken Productivity, Aims of Production and Breeding Practices Across Agro-climatic Zones

This study was conducted to characterize flock size, composition, productivity, motivational drivers, and breed selection criteria in village chicken production systems of lowlands, midlands, and highlands of Ethiopia. Data were collected at 360 rural households of which 120 were from lowland, 160 midland, and 80 highlands. A standardized questionnaire was used to collect the data using person to person interview method. Data were analyzed using the various statistical procedures of statistic...

Characterization of Village Chicken Production Systems and Challenges across Agro-climatic Zones in Ethiopia

The aims of the study were to characterize the socio-economic features of village chicken producers, types of chicken production systems, flock management practices, family task sharing and production constraints in lowland, midland and highland of Ethiopia. Data were collected at 360 rural households of which 120 were from lowland, 160 midland and 80 highlands. A standardized questionnaire was used to collect the data using person to person interview method. The extensive chicken management ...

Swine Production in Ethiopia: I. Socio-economic Characteristics of Producers and Motivational Drivers

The study was conducted to characterize the socio-economic features and motivational drivers of swine producers in Ethiopia. A total of 66 swine farms were selected in six major towns to collect quantitative and qualitative data on socio-economic characteristics of swine production in the country. A multi-stage sampling procedure was employed to select sampling areas and respondents. A standardized questionnaire was used to collect the data using person to person interview. Data were analyzed...


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