Research Papers/Topics in Agricultural Economics & Extension

NITROGEN MANAGEMENT FOR RICE (Oryza sativa L.) USING LEAF COLOUR CHART IN SAMARU

ABSTRACT The research experiment was conducted at the Institute of Agricultural Research Greenhouse, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. The treatments used were USG @ 45,08KgN/ha, USG @ 72.22KgN/ha, USG @ 117.30KgN/ha and PU @ 117.30KgN/ha, LCC at critical level and control (without amendment) laid out in a Completely Randomized Design repeated three times. The data was subjected to statistical analysis of variance (ANOVA) and means were separated using New Duncan’s Multiple Rang...

The Impact of Human Immuno-deficiency Virus/Acquired Immuno-deficiency Syndrome Scourge on Farm Labour Productivity and Welfare of Infected and Non Infected Farmers in Federal Capital Territo

ABSTRACTThis study was undertaken to assess the impact of Human Immuno-deficiency virus/Acquired Immuno-deficiency syndrome scourge on   Farm labour productivity and welfare of infected and non infected farmers in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. A multistage selection involving purposive and stratified random sampling techniques was used in selecting respondents. A total sample size of 180 respondents was purposively selected from four communities. Data were collected using a well...

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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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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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.

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