Research Papers/Topics in Agricultural Economics & Extension

Assessment of Rural Youth Migration in Ovia North East Local Government Area, Edo State

The study assessed rural youth migration in Ovia north east local government area of Edo State. This study specifically described socio-economic characteristics of rural households obtained, information on migrant youth, examined the level of youth participation in agricultural and rural development activities and the effect of youth migration on these activities in the study area between 2012 2017. A two stage sampling procedure was used to select eighty (80) respondents who were house...

Economic Analysis of post-hervest losses of Arable crop in Isin LGA, Kwara State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT This study examined the Economic Analysis of Post-Harvest Losses of Arable Crops in IsinLocal Government Area of Kwara State. Multistage random sampling technique was used.Stage one involved the random selection of six communities which includes Oponda, Alla,Owu – Isin, Ijara – Isin, Edidi and Igbesi. Stage two involved the random selection of 20respondents from each of the households of these communities making 120 respondents. Thestudy estimated the technical efficiency of...

Analysis of Resource Used Efficiency in Small Scale Broiler Farmers in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State

       ABSTRACTThe study examined the  analysis of resource use efficiency of small scale broiler farmers in  Jos north L.G.A of Plateau state, Nigeria. Data were collected randomly from 80 respondents.  Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, efficiency model and gross margin analysis. The result showed that 61.25% of the respondents were male, 53.75% fall between 26-30 years of age,63.75% were married,33.75% has the household size of 1-3 per...

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

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Farm Settlement Scheme in Nigeria

Farm scheme can be seen as a method of advancing rural development in a rapid speed by the effort of the government. Farm settlement scheme can also be described as an intervention of the government to promote efficient utilization of land resources and dignity in farming by the provision of basic social needs. In Nigeria, this type of settlement scheme has been in operation since the 1950’s. Each of the three Geo-political zones i.e. the Hausa’s, the Igbo’s and the Yoruba’s had...

Potential roles of extension service in the accelerated use of Vitamin A cassava cultivation in Nigeria

This paper focused on the potential roles of extension service in the accelerated use of vitamin A cassava cultivar in Nigeria. The sources of information for this research work were mainly drawn from previously published works by recognized authors. Since the vitamin A cassava has not been publicly recognized and used by majority of farmers, there is need for extension to play significant role in its accelerated use. Specifically, the issues addressed include; the meaning of agric exte...

EFFECTS OF ADOPTION OF VITAMIN A CASSAVA ON THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC LIFE OF RURAL FARMERS IN IMO STATE NIGERIA.

The study examined the effects of adoption of vitamin A cassava on the socio-economic life of rural farmers in Imo state Nigeria. Specifically, the study described the socio-economic characteristics of the respondents, determined the level of adoption of the vitamin A cassava by the respondents, identified cassava attributes for adoption, identified constraints to the adoption of vitamin A cassava, and finally determined the effects of adoption of vitamin A cassava variety in the study ...

Analysis of Factors Affecting Farmers Investment in Neglected and Underutilized Crops: Case of Yams (Dioscorea SPP) Among Small Scale Farmers Runyejes Sub-County, Embu County, Kenya

An analysis of economic effects of  Neglected and Underutilized crops (NUACs) in Kenya, case of yam in Embu County. ABSTRACT Nations in Africa i.e. Kenya has great potential of realizing their goal of eradicating poverty andhunger in all its forms and everywhere through the neglected and underutilized crops i.e. yamsDioscorea   spp   (Berchie,   2009)   but   have   been   adversely   aggrieved   by   institutional   failur...

ACCESSIBLITY AND UTILIZATION OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AMONG CASSAVA FARMERS IN UYO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA ,AKWA IBOM STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT The study was primarily undertaken to examine the accessibility and utilization of ICT among cassava farmers in Uyo local government area. The specific objectives of the study were to identify the socio-economic characteristics of cassava farmers, examine the type of ICT tools available to Cassava farmers, examine the level of accessibility of ICT to cassava farmers, examine the extent of utilization of ICTs by cassava farmers, examine the perceived benefits of ICT tools and examine ...

ORGANIZATIONAL EFFICIENCY OF EXTENSION SERVICE IN AGRICULTURE IN IMO STATE

ABSTRACTThe study aimed at examining the organizational efficiency of extension service in Imo State Agricultural Development Programme by specifically looking at its organizational setup, qualifications and functions of the extension personnel and operational efficiency of Imo State ADP. Multi stage random sampling technique was used to collect data from 50 farmer respondents and 50 extension respondents using structured questionnaires and intervi...

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

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

The Nexus in the Volatility in the Price of Crude Oil on Inclusive Growth in Nigeria (1986 - 2016)

AbstractNigeria is a mono-product economy, where the main export commodity is crudeoil, changes in crude oil prices has effects for the Nigerian economy and, inparticular, inclusive growth proxied by per capita GDP. The latter is mostlyimportant due to the double dilemma of being an oil exporting and oil-importingcountry, a situation that emerged in the last decade. The study examined the effectsof oil price, per capita GDP, real exchange rate, inflation, unemployment andinterest rate on incl...

EFFECT OF RICE HUSK EXTRACT ON LEAF SPOT DISEASE OF PEPPER CAUSED BY Cercospora spp.

Pepper are subjected to many problems such as weeds and diseases like tobacco mosaic virus, damping off, blossom end rot, spotted wilt phytophthora root rot, cucumber virus, bacterial spot, Alternaria leaf spot and of cause Cercospora leaf spot. Therefore this study was conducted to determine the effect of rice husk extract on leaf spot disease of pepper and yield. Experimental design was randomized complete block design with three replicates. The total plot size was 8m by 17m, while th...

Potential of Honey production enterprise for improved livelihood among honey producers in Nigeria

A REVIEW STUDIES ON POTENTIAL OF HONEY PRODUCTION ENTERPRISE FOR IMPROVED LIVELIHOOD AMONG HONEY PRODUCERS IN NIGERIA.* Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development University of Ibadan, Nigeria.                ABSTRACTThe study assessed the potential of honey production among the beekeepers in Saki rural zone of Oyo State. The population of the study consisted of all honey entrepreneurs or producers. A multistage random samplin...

Role of Legislature in Sustainable Agricultural Development in Developing Nations: A Case Study of Nigeria

When continuity is lacked in the agricultural programs and policies of a developing nation, such nation cannot avoid to keep moving round a circle. Such nation’s agricultural sector will be full of activities without actions and achievements will elude such country. This study therefore reviewed some of the agricultural programs and policies in Nigeria, their failures and successes as well as reasons behind the failures and success vis-à-vis the recent agricultural development strategy of ...


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