Research Papers/Topics in Agricultural Economics

Economic Analysis of Poultry Egg Marketing in Oredo and Egor Local Government Areas of Edo State Nigeria

The study analyzed the marketing of Poultry eggs in Oredo and Egor local government area of Edo state. It specifically described the socio-economic characteristics of the poultry egg marketers and determined the market conduct, performance of the egg market, marketing margin, profitability, effect of marketing cost on the magnitude of the marketing margin and the constraints that affected egg marketers in the study area. Structured questionnaire was randomly administered to 100 responden...

THE ROLE OF THE MODERN NIGERIAN FAMILY AS AN AGENT OF SOCIALIZATION OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN THE 21ST CENTURY. A CASE STUDY OF PANKSHIN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF PLATEAU STATE

ABSTRACTThe term “family” has been seen as a social unit that links a person to the society, and it serve as a cornerstone; a building block of society. While socialization is education in its broadest sense; it is a process by which people learn desirable attitude, belief, and valuable knowledge and skills of the society for the betterment of the society. In modern times the family and socialization like any other social institution of society has gone tremendous changes that account for...

Effects of Production Resources on Gross Margin of Cocoa Production in Osun State

ABSTRACTCocoa has been a major source of income for many Nigerians and a major source of foreign exchange earnings for the country. However its production has been experiencing a declining trend in recent times. Many factors have been implicated. One major factor is the inaccessibility of inputs.   The objective of this study therefore describes the socio-economic characteristic of cocoa farmers, it evaluates the level of profitability and also determined the effect of input demand on th...

Economic Efficiency of Small Scale Tomato Production in Turbo Sub County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe horticulture industry sustains millions of livelihoods in Kenya through local and export markets.The study sought to assess the economic efficiency of tomato production with a view to initiating appropriate interventions, including informing tomato development initiatives and policy makers. The research took a broad use of survey design, literature review and insight analysis, the sub-components of explanatory design. The study was conducted in Turbo sub-county, Uasin Gishu County...

MARKETING ANALYSIS OF RED PEPPER (Capsicum annum) IN OLAMABORO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KOGI STATE, NIGERIA

This study was carried out with the aim of analyzing the marketing of red pepper (Capsicum annum) in Olamaboro local government area of Kogi state. Specific objectives of the study included describing the socio-economic characteristics of marketers in the study area, to identify the various marketing channels employed in the marketing of red pepper in the study area, to identify the various marketing costs incurred, to determine the marketing margin of red pepper marketing in the study area, ...

Marketing analysis of Red pepper in Olamaboro local government area in kogi state

This study was carried out with the aim of analyzing the marketing of red pepper (Capsicum annum) in Olamaboro local government area of Kogi state. Specific objectives of the study included describing the socio-economic characteristics of marketers in the study area, to identify the various marketing channels employed in the marketing of red pepper in the study area, to identify the various marketing costs incurred, to determine the marketing margin of red pepper marketing in the study area, ...

IMPACT OF NON-OIL EXPORT ON THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR IN NIGERIA (1986-2016)

This study examined the impact of non-oil export on the manufacturing sector in Nigeria within the time frame of 1986-2016. Time series data on manufacturing output was the dependent variable, while the independent variables were non-oil export, exchange rate and non-oil import. The technique of estimation employed in the study was the Ordinary Least Square (OLS) regression analysis. The results revealed that exchange rate and non-oil import have significant impact on manufacturing out...

The Determinants of Household Demand for Maize in Iwo ADP Zone of Osun State

ABSTRACTThis study analyses the determinants of household demand for maize in Iwo Adp zone of Osun State. The objectives of the study were to:- Analyse the determinants of demand for maize, determine the level of demand for maize and determine the income distribution of the household maize consumers in the area of study. A multi-stage sampling procedure was used to select one hundred and twenty respondents in the area. The descriptive statistics that was employed in this study include mean, f...

Economics of Cheese Production among Nomadic Households in Ogun State, Nigeria

The selling of dairy products is widespread among the Fulani. The traditional pastoral sector is noted for the production and vending of milk is the most important economic preoccupation of the Fulani however, it faces many challenges in Nigeria. The study therefore, examined the profitability of cheese production among nomadic households in Ogun State. Data were with an interview schedule from 180 randomly selected nomadic households. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics and farm ...

Nigeria Agrobusiness and Agro Allied Sector: Challenges and Prospects.

 Introduction: Agribusiness & Agro Allied sector in Nigeria has the capacity to become a leading agribusiness and agro-allied industrial nation. Of the 923 million square kilometers in Nigeria, over 90 percent is arable, 40 percent is cultivated, and only 10 percent is properly cultivated. Therefore, Nigeria has significant potential to apply technology in intensifying production across a number of agro products. Nigeria’s ongoing Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA), the flagshi...

Cost and Returns of Vegetable Production in Delta State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The study examined the costs and returns of vegetable crops production in Delta State, Nigeria. The objectives were to describe the socio-economic characteristic of vegetable crops farmers, identify the major vegetable crops cultivated and the production system adopted in the study area, examine the effect of socio-economic factors on output of vegetable crops production, determine the structure of costs, returns and therefore profitability of vegetable crops production, ex...

PROSPECTS OF MANGO PRODUCTION IN YILO KROBO DISTRICT, EASTERN REGION, GHANA

ABSTRACT The study was conducted in the Yilo Krobo district to investigate the potentials and constraints of the rapidly growing mango plantations in the area. A total of forty (40) famers were randomly selected from five (5) communities in the district for the study. Descriptive statistics, matrix ranking, Net Present Value and Benefit Cost Ratio were the main techniques used to analyze the results.The result shows that the farmers grow as many as eleven (11) varieties of mango of whi...

AN ANALYSIS OF LABOUR USE EFFICIENCY FOR A1 FARMERS IN MARONDERA DISTRICT OF ZIMBABWE

ABSTRACTLabour productivity and technical efficiency of farmers in tobacco and maize production in Zimbabwe were studied in Marondera District. Primary data were collected from 30 tobacco and maize A1 farmers selected using convenient sampling. Data analyses was done using the multiple linear regression and the Linear Programming approach to understanding resource allocation. Results showed that labour from hired and family source was mostly used in tobacco production and permanent labour in ...

IMPACT OF SUSTAINABLE SOIL MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES ON LAND PRODUCTIVITY OF ARABLE CROP FARMERS IN IMO STATE, NIGERIA

The study was designed to examine the impact of sustainable soil management techniques on land productivity ofarable crop farmers in Imo State, Nigeria. Despite various efforts to produce basic foods for the increasingpopulation in Nigeria, the track record of performance over the years has proved abortive. This stems from the use ofvariant unsustainable soil management techniques which are concomitant to soil erosion, nutrient depletion anddecline in food production. Multi-stage random sampl...

IMPACT OF SUSTAINABLE SOIL MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES ON NET INCOME OF ARABLE CROP FARMERS IN IMO STATE, NIGERIA

Effective land management techniques are sine qua-non for increased outputs and income of the farmers. Hence, thisstudy evaluated the impact of sustainable soil management techniques on net income of arable crop farmers in ImoState, Nigeria. Multi-stage random sampling technique was used to select 209 arable crop farmers. Objectives of thisstudy were elicited from the sampled respondents through a well structured questionnaire. Data were analyzed usingdescriptive statistical tools, average tr...


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