Research Papers/Topics in Agricultural Economics & Extension

5. ORGANIZATIONAL EFFICIENCY OF EXTENSION SERVICE IN AGRICULTIMO STATE

The 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 interview sched...

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

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

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...

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 ...

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...

Competitiveness In The Export Demand For Nigerian Rubber

The study examined the degree of competitiveness in the export demand for Nigerian rubber with focus on the Spanish Market. The study covered the periods of 1961 – 2010 and data comprised national aggregates. Two Stage Least Squares (2SLS) approach was used in the estimation after instrumenting for simultaneity and establishing stationarity cum cointegration relationship. The outcome of the analysis showed that the demand for Nigerian rubber by Spain was affected negatively by export price ...