Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

The impact of monetary policy of central bank of Nigeria on development of National economy

CHAPTER ONE1.0.  INTRODUCTIONMonetary   policy   of   the   central   bank   of   Nigeria   are   betterdelivered as full package since fiscal and monetary policies areextricable, except in terms of the instruments and more potent incorrection short term macroeconomic maladjustment because ofthe frequency in applying and altering the policy fools relativeease of its decision process and the sheer na...

NITROGEN MANAGEMENT FOR RICE (Oryza sativa L.) USING LEAF COLOUR CHART IN SAMARU

ABSTRACT The research experiment was conducted at the Institute of Agricultural Research Greenhouse, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. The treatments used were USG @ 45,08KgN/ha, USG @ 72.22KgN/ha, USG @ 117.30KgN/ha and PU @ 117.30KgN/ha, LCC at critical level and control (without amendment) laid out in a Completely Randomized Design repeated three times. The data was subjected to statistical analysis of variance (ANOVA) and means were separated using New Duncan’s Multiple Rang...

THE IMPACT OF ADOPTION OF IMPROVED MAIZE VARIETIES ON FARMERS LIVELIHOOD IN SUMAILA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KANO STATE

Increasing the productivity of maize-based cropping systems has strategic importance for food security and socio-economic stability. This study assessed the impact on adoption of improved maize varieties on farmers‟ livelihood in Sumaila Local Government Area of Kano State, Nigeria. The study examined the socio-economic characteristics of the maize farmers, determined adoption rate of improved maize varieties by the farmers, determined the factors influencing adopti...

AWARENESS AND PERCEPTION OF POULTRY FARMERS ABOUT GOVERNMENT POLICY ON SITING POULTRY FARMS IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS OF IBADAN METROPOLIS

ABSTRACTProblems from poultry facilities and waste products still remain a serious environmental problem confronting both the producers and consumers. This study examined the awareness and perception of poultry farmers about government policy on siting poultry farms in residential areas of Ibadan metropolis. One hundred and sixty respondents were selected for the study and the data obtained were analyzed using Descriptive statistics and Likert scale model.Analysis of the socio-economic...

THE EFFECT OF ENZYME (YEMZIM) INCLUSION IN CASSAVA- BASED DIET ON PERFOMANCE AND EGG QUALITY CHARACTERISTICS IN LAYERS (2)

ABSTRACTA study was conducted to evaluate the effect of 20% inclusion replacement of maize with peeled cassava root meal and unpeeled cassava root meal with and without enzyme inclusion. A total of 90, 42 weeks old black Harco layers were divided into 6 groups with 3 replicate for each group. Each replicate had 5 birds. The 6 diets comprise of control, peeled cassava root meal and unpeeled cassava root meal, with and without enzyme. Each diet was offered ad libitum to the birds for a pe...

Assessment of the Management of Sanda Kyarimi Park, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria

Abstracts The aim of the study is to assess the management of Sanda Kyarimi Park, Maiduguri, Borno State. The objective of the study is to examine the welfare of the animals in captivity, identify the problems in managing visitors and animals and to investigate the staff welfare and their capabilities in managing the park. Data collection for the study were accomplished using questionnaire and on the spot assessment during repetitive visits. Three different categories of questionnaire we...

IMPACT OF GINGER (Zingiber official) on the intestinal, caeca microbial load and growth performance of broilers.

AbstractA study using ninety-nine day old Marshal Broiler chicks was conducted to investigate the effect of ginger root meal on growth, carcass and microbial population of broiler birds. The birds were randomly assigned to three treatments replicated three times in a Completely Randomized Design (CRD). Each treatment consisted of 33 birds with 11 birds per replicate. The birds were fed ginger root meals supplemented at 0%, 1.5% and 3.0% representing diets 1, 2 and 3 respec...

Grain Market Characteristics in Kebbi State, Nigeria

Abstract: Market characteristics vary between one season and another as such the variation inhibits effective marketing of grain. This paper assess grains market characteristics in 17 selected grain markets in the area using markets characteristics survey conducted in two seasons of dry and rainy within the fiscal year of 2018. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and t-test. The results show that there were fewer people participating in the market (about 7markets reported)...

Grain price seasonality

ABSTRACTRecent studies on food prices in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) found that food price seasonality in SSA remains an issue. In addition to it causing price risk, and, hence, limiting market participation among farmers and traders, the continued existence of substantial price seasonality implies that interventions that improve food market development are needed. Using a dataset that is unique for Nigeria, we contribute to this literature through measurement of the extent o...

Grain Storage and Marketplace Characteristics in Kebbi State, Nigeria

ABSTRACTWhile there are many aspects to agricultural market modernization that are linked and mutually affect andreinforce each other, we argue in this paper that investment in Nigeria in physical market infrastructure,such as storage units, remains relatively neglected, especially in rural areas. That this is the case undermines successful agricultural development in the country. We examine the transactions cost, spatial market equilibrium, and industrial policy literatures to prov...

The Impact of Human Immuno-deficiency Virus/Acquired Immuno-deficiency Syndrome Scourge on Farm Labour Productivity and Welfare of Infected and Non Infected Farmers in Federal Capital Territo

ABSTRACTThis study was undertaken to assess the impact of Human Immuno-deficiency virus/Acquired Immuno-deficiency syndrome scourge on   Farm labour productivity and welfare of infected and non infected farmers in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. A multistage selection involving purposive and stratified random sampling techniques was used in selecting respondents. A total sample size of 180 respondents was purposively selected from four communities. Data were collected using a well...

SOCIO-ECONOMICS DETERMINANT OF MULTI-DIMENTIONAL POVERTY AMONG YAM FARMERS IN SAKI WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT, OYO STATE.

Abstract             The research work examined the socio-economics determinant  of multidimensional poverty among yam farmer. This study attempted to establish the multidimensional poverty among yam farmer on residents of Saki West local government area of Oyo state.  Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics such as frequencies and percentage while hypothesis were tested using inferential statistics such as logit regression model....

Susceptibility of Some Servicing Wood Species to Subterranean Termites in Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria.

AbstractTermites are well known for their ability to damage wood and various types of wood-derived products. This study evaluated the susceptibility of six servicing wood species (Tectonagrandis, Khayaspp, Daniella oliveri, Gmelina arborea, Parkia biglobosa and Vitallaria paradox) to the activity of subterranean termites. It was conducted on two testing sites, termitaria and the Timber Grave Yard both of the Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Ecotourism, Nasarawa State University Keffi,...

SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (SMEs) IN NIGERIA: PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS

ABSTRACTThis study, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria: Problemsand Prospects, was undertaken to find out if the SME sub-sector in Nigeria hasperformed its critical role of driving the country’s industrial transformation anddevelopment as it has done in other developed countries; and if not, why, andalso to identify remedial measures.The study thus investigated the performance of the Small and MediumEnterprises sub-sector of the Nigerian economy, its problems and prospects...

Effect of phosphate fertilizer application on manganese adsorption by some soils in Borno state

Abstract-The  study  was  carried  out  to  investigate  the effect  of  phosphate  fertilizer  application  on  manganese (Mn)  adsorption.  Composite  sandy  loam  and  loam  soil samples  (0-20  cm)  were  collected  from  Dalori  and Gongulong  and  analysed  for  their  texture  and  chemical properties.  Mn  adsorption  experiment  was  carried  out. Loamy soil  collected  at  Gongulong was  moderately acidic in  reaction,  moderate  in  e...


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