Research Papers/Topics in Agricultural Economics

THE ROLE OF THE MODERN NIGERIAN FAMILY AS AN AGENT OF SOCIALIZATION OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN THE 21ST CENTURY. A CASE STUDY OF PANKSHIN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF PLATEAU STATE

ABSTRACTThe term “family” has been seen as a social unit that links a person to the society, and it serve as a cornerstone; a building block of society. While socialization is education in its broadest sense; it is a process by which people learn desirable attitude, belief, and valuable knowledge and skills of the society for the betterment of the society. In modern times the family and socialization like any other social institution of society has gone tremendous changes that account for...

Effects of Production Resources on Gross Margin of Cocoa Production in Osun State

ABSTRACTCocoa has been a major source of income for many Nigerians and a major source of foreign exchange earnings for the country. However its production has been experiencing a declining trend in recent times. Many factors have been implicated. One major factor is the inaccessibility of inputs.   The objective of this study therefore describes the socio-economic characteristic of cocoa farmers, it evaluates the level of profitability and also determined the effect of input demand on th...

Economic Efficiency of Small Scale Tomato Production in Turbo Sub County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe horticulture industry sustains millions of livelihoods in Kenya through local and export markets.The study sought to assess the economic efficiency of tomato production with a view to initiating appropriate interventions, including informing tomato development initiatives and policy makers. The research took a broad use of survey design, literature review and insight analysis, the sub-components of explanatory design. The study was conducted in Turbo sub-county, Uasin Gishu County...

MARKETING ANALYSIS OF RED PEPPER (Capsicum annum) IN OLAMABORO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KOGI STATE, NIGERIA

This study was carried out with the aim of analyzing the marketing of red pepper (Capsicum annum) in Olamaboro local government area of Kogi state. Specific objectives of the study included describing the socio-economic characteristics of marketers in the study area, to identify the various marketing channels employed in the marketing of red pepper in the study area, to identify the various marketing costs incurred, to determine the marketing margin of red pepper marketing in the study area, ...

Marketing analysis of Red pepper in Olamaboro local government area in kogi state

This study was carried out with the aim of analyzing the marketing of red pepper (Capsicum annum) in Olamaboro local government area of Kogi state. Specific objectives of the study included describing the socio-economic characteristics of marketers in the study area, to identify the various marketing channels employed in the marketing of red pepper in the study area, to identify the various marketing costs incurred, to determine the marketing margin of red pepper marketing in the study area, ...

IMPACT OF NON-OIL EXPORT ON THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR IN NIGERIA (1986-2016)

This study examined the impact of non-oil export on the manufacturing sector in Nigeria within the time frame of 1986-2016. Time series data on manufacturing output was the dependent variable, while the independent variables were non-oil export, exchange rate and non-oil import. The technique of estimation employed in the study was the Ordinary Least Square (OLS) regression analysis. The results revealed that exchange rate and non-oil import have significant impact on manufacturing out...

The Determinants of Household Demand for Maize in Iwo ADP Zone of Osun State

ABSTRACTThis study analyses the determinants of household demand for maize in Iwo Adp zone of Osun State. The objectives of the study were to:- Analyse the determinants of demand for maize, determine the level of demand for maize and determine the income distribution of the household maize consumers in the area of study. A multi-stage sampling procedure was used to select one hundred and twenty respondents in the area. The descriptive statistics that was employed in this study include mean, f...

Economics of Cheese Production among Nomadic Households in Ogun State, Nigeria

The selling of dairy products is widespread among the Fulani. The traditional pastoral sector is noted for the production and vending of milk is the most important economic preoccupation of the Fulani however, it faces many challenges in Nigeria. The study therefore, examined the profitability of cheese production among nomadic households in Ogun State. Data were with an interview schedule from 180 randomly selected nomadic households. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics and farm ...

Cost and Returns of Vegetable Production in Delta State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The study examined the costs and returns of vegetable crops production in Delta State, Nigeria. The objectives were to describe the socio-economic characteristic of vegetable crops farmers, identify the major vegetable crops cultivated and the production system adopted in the study area, examine the effect of socio-economic factors on output of vegetable crops production, determine the structure of costs, returns and therefore profitability of vegetable crops production, ex...

AN ANALYSIS OF LABOUR USE EFFICIENCY FOR A1 FARMERS IN MARONDERA DISTRICT OF ZIMBABWE

ABSTRACTLabour productivity and technical efficiency of farmers in tobacco and maize production in Zimbabwe were studied in Marondera District. Primary data were collected from 30 tobacco and maize A1 farmers selected using convenient sampling. Data analyses was done using the multiple linear regression and the Linear Programming approach to understanding resource allocation. Results showed that labour from hired and family source was mostly used in tobacco production and permanent labour in ...

Agricultural Policies & Economic Growth in Nigeria

                                                            ABSTRACTThis study assesses the impact of agricultural policies and development on economic growth in Nigeria. The data used in this study was collected from secondary data which covers about 33 years. Unit root, ordinary least square and co-integration estimating technique of data analysis was used in evaluating the secondary data. GDP was used as a proxy to economic growth, while interest rate, an...

The effect of interest rates on the growth of SME Businesses

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The Roles of Middlemen in the Marketing of Paddy Rice in Kwande LGA of Benue State Nigeria

                                      ABSTRACTThe study assessed the role of middlemen in the marketing of paddy rice in Kwande Local Government Area of Benue state. Simple random technique was used to select respondents. 140 copies of questionnaire were administered with the aim of reaching out to 70 rice farmers and 70 middlemen in the four major markets of study area. Frequency distributio...

Marketing analysis of pineapple

The study analyzed the marketing of pineapple in Edo State. The specific objectives of the study include; to examine the cost,returns, daily sales and profitability of pine apple marketing along the examination of price variation and socio- economic characteristics of pineapple marketers. Table of contents: introduction, literature review, research methodology, result and discussion, summary conclusion and recommendation

A COMPARATIVE PROFITABILITY ANALYSIS OF BROILER PRODUCTION SYSTEMS IN URBAN AREAS OF EDO STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACTBroiler production is carried out under different production systems and different production systems imply variations in cost of inputs andreturns. This study looked at the cost implications of raising broilers under different production systems as well as constraints faced by the farmers. Thestudy was conducted in Edo State of Nigeria. The data used in the study were obtained from a cross-sectional survey of broiler farmers in the State fromOctober–December, 2013. A multi-stage sa...


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