Research Papers/Topics in Agric Business And Financial Management

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...

ASSESSMENT OF FACTORS INFLUENCING THE USE INTENSITY OF IMPROVED SOIL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN IMO STATE, NIGERIA

The study evaluated the factors influencing the use intensity of improved soil management practices in Imo State, Nigeria. Data were obtained from 209 farmers with the aid of structured questionnaire. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistical tools such as the mean, frequency and percentages. The findings revealed that age, education, farming experience, household size, occupation and farm size etc are important factors influencing the use intensity of improved agricultural practices i...

EFFECT OF MICROCREDIT ON AGRICULTURAL RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES AMONG SMALL HOLDER FARMERS IN ABAKALIKI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EBONYI STATE

The study analysed effect of micro credit on agricultural risk management strategies among small-holder farmers in Abakalilki Local Government Area of Ebonyi state. A multistage sampling was used to select 120 respondents used for the study. Data collected were from the primary source using structured questionnaire. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyse the data obtained. Based on the objectives of the study. The result obtained showed that males (65%) were mo...

CAPITAL INVESTMENT: LUBRICANT OF THE ENGINE OF PRODUCTION PROCESS IN AGRICULTURAL SECTOR – EVIDENCE FROM NIGERIA

This study examined the effect of capital investment on the productivity of agricultural sphere of Nigeria. The productivity of the sector was proxy as the agriculture’s contribution to the GDP while commercial bank loan to agriculture, annual budgetary allocation to agricultural sector and various categories of ACGS loan scheme were proxy as investment frameworks. The data used for  thus study were extracted from various bulletin of Central Bank of Nigeria and National Bureau of Sta...

Determinants of low milk productivity among smallholder cattle farmers

ABSTRACTIn the effort to establish the determinants of low  milk  productivity   among the smallholder cattle farmers of Ugenya Sub-County. The livestock production is a key agricultural sub-sector commonly practiced in many parts of Kenya. The milk production  has  an important implication to the overall welfare of individuals and the society as a whole. The livestock products such as hides and skins are used in the industrial production of leather wears. These indus...

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