Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

PROFITABILTY ANALYSIS OF CASHEW PRODCUTION IN ANKPA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KOG

ABSTRACTThe study was aimed at examining the profitability analysis of cashew production in anpka local government area of kogi state, Nigeria.  It involves the collection of primary data from a sample of 110 cashew farmers in the study area.  The analysis of data was done through a combination of descriptive statistics, gross margin analysis and profitability analysis, the result  showed majority of the farmers were male(68.18%), and most of them were married (70%) with most (...

HOTEL HOUSEKEEPING MANAGEMENT

ABOUT THE TEXTBOOK  Hotel Housekeeping is an activity of keeping the hotel clean, tidy, and up to the highest standard of conduct. This handout introduces you to the various concerns of Hotel Housekeeping such as meaning of housekeeping, important, and terms use in housekeeping etc. It also introduces you to housekeeping equipment and agents, guest supplies, Duties of housekeeper, tools used in housekeeping and laundry management. This textbook teaches basic terms and abbreviations used in...

Constraints to Participation of Cocoa Farmers in Agricultural Transformation Agenda in Ondo and Ekiti States, Nigeria

AbstractThe paper examined the constraints to participation of cocoa farmers in the Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA) in Ondo and Ekiti States, Nigeria. The paper described the socio-economic and institutional characteristics of cocoa farmers in the study area; determined the level of participation of cocoa farmers in the ATA programme, and identified factors that constrained effective participation of cocoa farmers in the ATA programme. Using multi-stage sampling procedure, 574 ...

THE IMPACT OF NO TILL CULTIVATION ON INFILTRATION RATE AND DRY AGGREGATE STABILITY IN GIREI, ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA

 ABSTRACT The impact of short term no-till cultivation on infiltration rate and dry aggregate stability in mararraban daware, Girei local government area, Adamawa state were evaluated to compare some soil properties as affected by some tillage operations. The no-till cultivation was started in June 2015 and in January 2017 measurements of soil infiltration rate, dry aggregate stability, pH (soil reaction), organic carbon, electrical conductivity (EC), and soil texture were made. ...

Growth response and haematological indices of broiler chickens fed corn -soya based diets supplemented with or without protease enzyme.

This study was conducted to evaluate the growth response and haematological indices of broiler chickens fed corn-soya based diets supplemented with or without protease enzyme. Two hundred and forty (240) one-day old Arbo-acre broiler chickens were assigned to six dietary treatments. Each dietary group had 40 birds with 4 replicates of 10 birds each. Experimental diet were formulated such that Diet 1, 3, & 5 containing 100% Soybean meal (100%SBM), 50% Soybean meal and 50%Full fat soya(50:50:FF...

Allocative efficiency of resource utilization in fish farming in Ondo State, Nigeria.

ABSTRACTObjective: The study assessed resource-use efficiency among fish farmers in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State, Nigeria.Methods: A multi stage sampling technique was used to select 50 fish farmers for the study. Data were collected during 2013 production cycle. Multipleregression analysis was used to determine the effects of variables determining the quantity of fish harvested. Allocative efficiency of resources usedin raising fish was determined using marginal value product and ...

Natural Hazards and Their Impact On The Environment and Agriculture in Nigeria

ABSTRACT: The study assessed the impacts of natural hazards on the environment and agriculture in Nigeria as the cost of negative impacts of natural hazards either on the environment (natural and built environment) or food production is unimaginable. The aftermath of the 2012 flood in Nigeria was catastrophic as over 300 people lost their lives, more than 7 million people were affected and economic activities were paralyzed in a lot of places with huge damage to farmlands, houses and basic in...

Impacts of rice importation on Nigeria's economy

ABSTRACTThis study critically examined the negative effects of importation of rice on the Nigerian economy. The study also took a look at various import policies embarked upon by the Nigerian government as inconsistency in policy is a major hurdle to long term investment in the rice sub-sector. Nigeria spends billions of Naira on annual basis to import rice with its attendant depletion of the nation’s foreign reserves and this study analyzed that this negative trend can be reversed as there...

WOMEN PARTICIPATION IN CROP PRODUCTION ACTIVITIES IN LAFIA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF NASARAWA STATE, NIGERIA

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FACTORS INFLUENCING ROLE PERFORMANCE OF COMMUNITY LEADERS IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES IN SOUTHWESTERN NIGERIA

The study investigated crucial factors influencing role performance of community leaders in ruraldevelopment activities (RDAs) in Southwestern Nigeria. A multi‑stage sampling procedure was used toselect the respondents. Primary data were collected from 352 respondents using structure interviewschedule while key informants were subjected to in‑depth interview. Appropriate descriptivestatistical tools were used to summarise quantitative data while content analysis was used forqualitative da...

Comparative Nephroprotective Effects of Extracts of Buchholzia coriacea on some Biochemical Parameters in Carbon Tetrachloride-induced Toxicity in Rattus novergicus

Buchholzia coriacea (wonderful kola) is a medicinal plant that has been used worldwide as an alternative medication to promote human health. Comparative nephroprotective effects of crude seed  powder, aqueous and methanolic extracts of B. coriacea in hepatotoxic rats was investigated for 56 days. The crude powder (BCCP), aqueous extract (BCAE) and methanolic extract (BCME) significantly reduced (p

Hypoglycaemic and Hypolipidemic Effects of Black Brand of Lipton Tea (Camellia sinensis) on Normal Male Albino Rats

Recently, considerable attention has been focused on dietary supplements that possess hypoglycaemic and hypolipidemic properties in lieu of the synergistically synthesized drugs like statins and metiform which have been proven to have adverse effects. This present work was carried out to study the potential effects of Lipton tea aqueous extract (LTAE) on normal male albino rats. 36 six male Wistar rats weighing 115 - 150g were assigned into four main groups; each group was divi...

Mathematics Application for Agricultural Development in Nigeria

AbstractThis paper explores how the knowledge of mathematics can be applied to the development of agriculture, the importance and how mathematics application on the farm could improve agricultural development. Mathematical applications can enhance agricultural development in many ways. Through simple measurements, the farmer can estimate the number of hectares cultivated per annum, his profit and loss margin per annum etc. Mathematics has enabled farming to be more economically efficient and ...

THE IMPACTS OF SURFACE TRANSPORT DEVELOPMENT TO TOURISM GROWTH

THE IMPACTS OF SURFACE TRANSPORT  DEVELOPMENT TO TOURISM GROWTHABSTRACT            CONTENTS    1.  INTRODUCTION                                                                                            &nbs...

Land evaluation, characterization and classification of soil for the proposed oil palm plantation in Ekpri Ibami, Akamkpa Local Government Area, Nigeria

Land evaluation, characterization and classification of soil for the proposed oil palm plantation in Ekpri Ibami, Akamkpa Local Government Area, Nigeria was conducted on 50 ha of land using a combination of both conventional and digital survey methods. The objective of the research was to characterize, classify and evaluate the land for the proposed oil palm production. Three soil mapping units were identified (EKP I, EKP II and EKP III) and representative profile pits were dug in eac...


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