Research Papers/Topics in Agricultural Economics & Extension

Cassava Enterprise/ Agribusiness Study in Ifelodun metropolis, Kwara state, Nigeria

CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION1.1 Background of Study Nigeria is blessed with abundant natural and human resources, but despite its significant natural resources, majority of the citizens are living below the poverty line. For instance according to WDI, (2015), an estimated 60% of Nigerians live on less than US$1.25 per day. Nigeria was also ranked 91stout of a total of 104 counties on the 2015 Global Hunger Index and 153rdout of a total of 187countries on the 2012 UNDP Human Development Index. Maln...

Devolved specialization, one Agricultural venture or crop per county or region of Kenya

As much as the average land holding in the Western Kenya counties', formerly western province, remain 4 acres per household according to KWAHO, the population growth rate is at 2.4 % (DHS2004). This is exerting more pressure on land holdings. Moreover, 55.6% 0f the population in the sub-county lives with less than 1.25 US $ per day as per the sustainable development goals declaration of alleviating poverty in all forms and everywhere with a target of all citizens being capable to live on abov...

Socio-Economic And Cultural Analyses of Food Security Among Selected Ethnic Groups in North Central Nigeria

ABSTRACT The broad objective of the study was to investigate the socio-economic and cultural dimensions of food security among selected ethnic groups in North Central Nigeria. Specifically, the study was designed to: determine food culture and practices of the respondents; determine the household food security status (energy availability) across ethnic groups; determine dietary diversity of the households across cultures; identify perceived constraints militating against household food ...

Assessment of Online Resources Usage by Agricultural Science Lecturers of Tertiary Institutions in Benue State Nigeria

ABSTRACT  The study assessed the use of online resources by agricultural science lecturers of tertiary institutions in Benue State, Nigeria. A total of 193 lecturers, randomly sampled from a population of 775 from six tertiary institutions of learning, including, two universities, two colleges of education and one college of agriculture were used for the study. The survey method, employing a structured questionnaire, was adopted in carrying out the research. Six study questions and...

THE ROLES OF COOPERATIVE SOCIETIES IN PRODUCTION AND MARKETING OF COCOA IN JLE-OLUJI/ OKEIGBO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS OF ONDO STATE

 ABSTRACTMulti-stage sampling procedure was used to select 120 respondents out of which 113 responded. The respondents were made up of 70 cocoa cooperators and 43 cocoa non-cooperators from five communities in the study area. A well designed questionnaire was used to collect data. The collected data were analyzed using frequency counts, percentages, means and I-test analysis. The study showed that that the mean ages of cooperators and non- cooperators were 58 years and 64 years respectiv...

DETERMINANTS OF CREDIT ACQUISITION AND ITS EFFECT ON OUTPUT OF FARMERS IN IKOLE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, EKITI STATE, NIGERIA.

 ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to examine the determinants of credit acquisition in lkole local government area and its effect on their output. Specific objectives are to describe the socio-economic characteristics of the farmers, identified the sources of credit available to the farmers, identify problems that constrain farmers from agricultural credit acquisition, evaluate the effect of using credit on farmers output. Data collected were analysed using descriptive statisti...

EFFECT OF LAND FRAGMENTATION ON FARMING INCOME IN TWO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS OF EKITI STATE

 ABSTRACTLand has been seen as the composition of all naturally occurring resources whose supply is inherently fixed while, fragmentation of land has been argued as the scattering of land through which single farm consist of numerous spatially separated plots.Past studies and literature has shown that fragmentation is common among small scale farming and affecting farming outputs. Evidence abounds in past works in agricultural development that multiple use of land has been generally infl...

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF COCOY AM-BASED PRODUCTION IN IKOLE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EKITI STATE

 ABSTRACTThe productivity analysis of cocoyam-based production in Ikole local government area of Ekiti state was investigated using 80 respondents from 4 villages ( Otunja. Isaba, Ilotin and Ijesha isu), farmers were interviewed from each area. Data was collected using structured questionnaires. Descriptive statistics, cost and returns analysis and regression analysis were employed as analytical tools. The result shows that most of the farmers were from 40-49 years of age, constituting 3...

Economic Analysis of Replacing Imported Cabbage with Locally . Produced Garden Egg Fruit for Salad Preparation in Ekiti State, Nigeria.

ABSTRACT.The study dealt with the possibility of reducing dependence on food importation by replacing foreign products with locally sourced food products. Primary and secondary data were used to accomplish the objectives of the study. Primary data were collected using detail questionnaire . and focused group discussion and laboratory analysis. A multi stage sampling techniques was used to select respondents. A purposive sampling was used to select Ado out of all the towns and villages in...

EFFECTIVENESS OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN DISSEMINATION OF AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION ON INPUT DELIVERY AMONG ARABLE CROP FARMERS IN EKITI STATE

 ABSTRACTThe study attempts to investigate the level of awareness, access and effectiveness of information and communication technology (JCT) tools among arable crop farmers in Ekiti State, Nigeria. Data were gathered through a questionnaire scheduled on a total of 90 arable crop farmers. The data were analysed using frequency, mean, standard deviation, correlation coefficient and independent sampled t-test. The result revealed that, the mean age of the respondents was 50.5 years and mea...

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF NON-WOOD FOREST PRODUCTS IN IKOLE LOACL GOVERNMENT AREA EKITI STATE

 ABSTRACTThis study identified Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFPs) and income generated from them, estimate the cost and return structure of non-wood forest products in the study area, describe the socio-economic characteristics of the rural people engaging in harvesting of non-wood forest products, investigate the constraint hindering rural people to access non-wood forest products, and their role in the rural livelihood of inhabitants of Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State. Primary...

HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION PREFERENCE FOR PLANT PROTEINS IN EKITI STATE, NIGERIA

 ABSTRACTThis research was undertaken to determine consumption preference between plant protein and animal protein sources by households in Nigeria, using Ekiti state as a case study and the variables that influenced the households' consumption preference between the two. The study methodology comprised a two stage sampling technique, which was used to survey 100 protein-consuming households across localities within the Ekiti State Agricultural Development Project Zones. Analytical tools...

INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE AND CONTROL PRACTICES OF SHEEP AND GOAT DISEASES AND PEST AMONG FARMERS IN !KOLE EKITI, EKITI STATE, NIGERIA

 ABSTRACTThe study attempts to investigate the level of access, use and effectiveness of indigenous knowledge practices in controlling diseases and pest in sheep and goats among goat and sheep farmers in Ik~le Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. Data were gathered through a questionnaire scheduled on a total of 90 goat and sheep farmers in lkole Ekiti. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics tools of frequencies, percentages, and means to describe parameters such...

Assessment of Food Safety in the Bread Supply Chain in Ekiti State, Nigeria

ABSTRACTBread is an important staple food that does not require further processing before consumption. Despite the awareness created and efforts of government to ensure that quality bread are available for consumption of all, there are several routes through which bread is being contaminated. Problems such as accelerating bread production, unsafe packaging and unhygienic handIing of finished bread is emphasis in the study so therefore, assessments of sanitation and hygiene practices among bak...

DETERMINANTS OF COCOA PRODUCTION UNDER THE NEW COCOA POLICY IN OSUN STATE NIGERIA

 ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to access the determinants of cocoa production under the new cocoa policies in Osun State, Nigeria. The cocoa policies reviewed were soil fertility, access to inputs, pest and diseases, access to credit, access to land and land management, access to information and they were examined to check if it has impact on cocoa production.Ninety (90) respondents were sampled using a well-structured questionnaire. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive sta...


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