Research Papers/Topics in Agricultural Economics & Extension

Analysis of Factors Influencing Adoption of Improved Sesame Production Practices in Peri-Urban Districts of Jigawa State, Nigeria

Abstract This study was carried out to evaluate the awareness and use of improved sesame production practices in Periurban areas of Dutse, Jigawa State, Nigeria. A multistage sampling procedure was employed to select the respondents for the study from five districts that make up peri-urban areas of Dutse. Data were collected through the use of structured questionnaires administered to 165 respondents out of which only 159 were found to be useful. Data collected were analyzed using frequenc...

Generation Of Wealth From Waste Management Practices Among Rural Dwellers In Afijio Local Government Area Of Oyo State

ABSTRACT The study investigated potentials of generating wealth from waste management practices among rural dwellers in Afijio local government area of Oyo state. A multi-stage sampling procedure was used to select 165 respondents. Identified waste types commonly generated by the respondents were food scraps (84%), plastic containers (62.3), nylon wraps (61.1%) and paper and cartons (60.5%). while waste management practices were burning (75.9%) and use of dunghills (55.6%).

Pineapple Farmers' Information Sources And Usage In Nigeria

ABSTRACT Pineapple farmers access to and use of information have great income generation potentials for farmers, expansion of local industries and foreign exchange earnings for Nigeria.

Trial Production And Testing Of Cement-Bonded Particleboard From Rattan Furniture Waste

ABSTRACT An investigation was conducted on the use of rattan (cane) furniture waste as furnish material for the manuracture of cement-bonded particleboard (CBP). Laboratory scale CBPs were fabricated from hot water pretreated chopped strands of mixed rattan waste obtained from rattan furniture workers in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. Three-layered boards of 6-mm thickness were made comprising coarse core and tine surfaces at two density levels of 1,050 kg/mi and 1,200 kg/m3, three CaCl, concent...

Socio-Economic Determinants Of NTFPs In Ogun And Osun States, Nigeria

ABSTRACT There is a dearth of research effort on the individual and household characteristics that affect the consumption of on-Timber Forest Products (TFPs) in parts of Southwest igeria. Yet, understanding the factors driving demand for TFPs is crucial for managing supplies sustainably. Therefore, this study examined the socio-economic determinants of consumer demand for TFPs in Ogun and Osun States, Southwest igeria. A survey involving 320 respondents randomly selected from eight communitie...

Awareness and Use of Information Comniunication Technologies by Farmers in Oyo State,.Nigeria

Due to inadequate personnel, information communication technologies (JCTs) have become an attractive option for delivery of extension information. This study examined awareness and use of ICTs by farmers in Oyo State, Nigeria. A total of 192 farmers were interviewed. Results indicate that most farmers had no formal education and small farm holdings. Awareness of older JeTs like radio and television was more prevalent among farmers as compared with newer JeTs such as Jnternet and cable televis...

Sustainable Food Crop Production Through Multiple Cropping Patterns among Farmers in South Western Nigeria

INTRODUCTION In Nigeria, about 75"0 of the population arc peasant fanners living in the rural areas. which arc the main stay of agricultural production, These fanners operate on small scale with farm holdings of 1-2 hectares, which arc usually scattered over a wide area. According to Olayide et al. (1981), about 75% of Nigeria's land is under arable cultivation with land-human ratio of 58 persons per square kilometer in south western Nigeria. This shows that the average sizes 01' farmlands ar...

Framing of avian influenza coverage by Nigerian newspapers

The study examined framing pattern, direction of portrayal, space allotment and placement pattern in reporting avian influenza news in some selected Nigerian newspapers namely, The Guardian, Vanguard, Punch and Tribune were purposively selected between the periods of February 1 81 to August 31-" 2006. Result showed that majority (52.56%) of avian flu disease stories were reported in the month of February and Guardian newspaper had the highest frequency of reports (69.2%). Analysis of the fram...

Impact of World Bank Funding Withdrawal on Activities of Women in Agricultural Programme ofOyo State ADP

ABSTRACT The Agricultural Development Project (ADP) has been saddled with agricultural extension services since its inception in Oyo State in 1989. This has been through financial and technical assistance from the World Bank. However, with the withdrawal of funding assistance by the World Bank finally in 1999, the burden of'financing agricultural extension services became the responsibility of the state government. This study analyzed the trend of extension activities of the Women-in-agricult...

Newspapers' Readership among College of Agriculture Students in Oyo State

ABSTRACT Development practitioners are constantly in search of appropriate media to reach specific target groups in the development process. Newspapers are relatively more suitable for the /iterates. This study therefore investigated-the readership of newspapers among college of agriculture students in Oyo state. A total of 162 respondents were randomly selected and administered with questionnaire on areas such as newspapers reading status, types of newspapers read, frequency of reading of ne...

Sourcing and Usage of Standard Cassava Cuttings by Farmers in Egbeda Local Government Area of Oyo State

ABSTRACT The recent trend of demand for cassava provoked by policy support for its production suggests that cassava farmers call increase cassava production (f there are available clean planting materials. Getting standard cassava cuttings by farmers will help them increase their production to meet global cassava competitiveness. However; data on sourcing and use of standard cassava cuttings among farmers is scanty. Sourcing and use of standard cassava cuttings in Egbeda Local Government area...

Impact of Policy Changes on Technical Efficiency on Farmers: Empirical Evidence From Nigerian Small Scale Food Crop Farmers

ABSTRACT T he s t u dy qu a nt it a t iv el y d et er min e t h e i mp a ct of p ol ic y cha n g es o n t ech n ica l eff ic i ency of s ma ll s ca l e fo o d cr op far mer s in O n do S t a t e, N ige r ia , us ing t h e s t ocha s t ic fr ont i er met h od o lo g y. G iv e n t h e s p eci fica t io ns of t h e C ob b -D ou gl a s S t ocha s t ic fr ont i er mod els , t h e r es u lt s s h o w t ha t t h e ela s t icit y of mea n va lu e of fa r m ou t p u t is a n incr ea s in g fu n ct io ...

Factors influencing the perception and choice of adaptation measures to climate change among farmers in Nigeria. Evidence from farm households in Southwest Nigeria

Abstract There is widespread interest on the impacts of climate change on agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), and on the most effective investments to assist farmers strengthen factors influencing their choice of adaptation measures. This study uses the Heckman probit model to analyze the two-step process of adaptation measures to climate change, which initially assesses a farmer’s perception that climate is changing and followed by an examination of the response to this perception in ...

Effects of Global Climate Change on Nigerian Agriculture: An Empirical Analysis

ABSTRACT This paper presents an empirical analysis of the effects of global warming on Nigerian agriculture and estimation of the determinants of adaptation to climate change. Data used for this study are from both secondary and primary sources. The set of secondary sources of data helped to examine the coverage of the three scenarios (1971-1980; 1981-1990 and 1991-2000). The primary data set consists of 900 respondents’ but only 850 cases were useful. This study analyzed determinants of fa...

Peri-Urban and Urban Farmers’ Perceptions of Mini-Livestock Farming in Southwestern Nigeria

Abstract The study focused on perception of peri-urban and urban farmers about mini-livestock farming in South- Western Nigeria. Specifically, the peri-urban farmers’ socio- economic characteristics, level of involvement in rearing mini-livestock, constraint associated with mini-livestock farming and farmers’ perception about mini-livestock farming were examined. One hundred and eighty-two respondents were interviewed through the use of structured interview schedule and Focus Group Discus...


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