Research Papers/Topics in Agricultural Economics & Extension

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 ...

Effect of Broadcast Digitalization on Agricultural Information Dissemination in Nigeria.

Broadcast digitalization with its enormous benefits to the broadcasting industry will improve the quality of content of programs delivered by television stations. Africa has a switchover date of June, 2017. For Nigerians to have access to television broadcast once the switch over is completed, they must purchase high definition television sets or the set-up box. The awareness among urban dwellers in Nigeria have resulted in households switching to receiving digital broadcast transmission by p...

TAXATION; A STIMULUS TO ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NIGERIA (1985-2016)

ABSTRACT This paper employs time series data 1985-2016 in carrying out this work basically using OLS method to empirically examine the impact of National tax in stimulating economic growth in Nigeria. The study reveals that there are various challenges facing fiscal policy and tax implementation in Nigeria and that an appropriate method of tax implementation will increase the revenue of the country thereby accelerating economic growth. This paper submits that the tax collection mechanism...

ASSESSING POST-HARVEST FISH HANDLING PRACTICES AND LOSSES

ABSTRACTThis research work aimed at assessing how fish is handled after being harvested and how poorhandling can translate to losses in the selected study are of Namasale landing site on Lake Kyogain Amolatar district, Uganda. The study used as structured questionnaire to answer researchquestions, and achieve the aims of the researchChapter one includes the introduction of the study and the case study, why the research wascarried out, the objectives of the study, the research questions, aim o...

Analysis of plantain mkt n

This study analyzed plantain marketing in Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State. The objectives of the study were to examine the socio-economic characteristics of plantain marketers, identify plantain marketing channels, estimate costs and returns of plantain marketing, determine the factors that affect marketing efficiency and identify problems hindering plantain marketing in the study area. The study was conducted in two major markets namely Ndoru and Ariam markets. A random sampling ...

YAM MARKETING

ABSTRACTThe study analyzed yam marketing in Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria. The specific objectives were toTABLE OF CONTENTTitle page                                                        &...

EFFECT OF JATROPHA SEED OIL IN THE CONTROL OF CALLOSOBRUCHUS MACULATUS (Coleoptera:Bruchidae) IN STORED COWPEA

ABSTRACTThe insecticidal potential of Jatropha curcas seed oil against Callosobruchus maculatus on stored cowpea was evaluated under laboratory condition. The seed oil was applied at concentrations of 0.2, 0.3, 0.5, and 1.0ml/50g of cowpea seeds. An untreated control and solvent (petroleum spirit)-containing treatment were also included. Jatropha seed oil was highly toxic to cowpea bruchids at all selected dosages compared to the untreated control and solvent treatment. Results showed that ad...

Gender Access To Land In Peri-Urban Areas

Gender access to land in peri-urban areas. which includes how male and female acquires land for agricultural practices. Introduction, Background, Objective of study, Hypothesis and literature review.

Labour Use Pattern among Farmers in Ife Central Local Government Area of Osun State

The inequi Table distribution of income arising from low productivity of labour input and rising labour shortage in Ife Central Local Government area of Osun state, Nigeria has called for a research into the Labour use pattern among farmers in the area. The sample for the study consists of 100 farmers randomly selected from 10 villages in the area. Relevant data needed for the study were obtained from the respondents through the use of questionnaire.Findings revealed that majority of the resp...


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