Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

Prevalence of Antimicrobial Resistant Klebsiella Species in Poultry Feeds, Feed Ingredients and Fecal Samples in Imo State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT This study was carried out to determine the level of contamination of commercial poultry feed, feed ingredients and faecal samples with multi-drug resistant Klebsiella species in Imo State, Nigeria. Samples were collected from broiler starter, broiler finisher, growers and layers feed types of three feed brands labelled TFB, VFB and GFB. Faecal samples from broilers, layers and local chicken were collected from randomly selected farms, open market and ...

Factors Influencing Women's Participation in Agricultural Production: Evidence From Small Scale Farmers In Ekiti State, Nigeria

 ABSTRACTThe project examines factors influencing women's participation m agricultural production: evidence from small-scale farmers in Ekiti state, Nigeria. This project provides evidence that women play a significant role in agriculture through their influential participation. Multistage sampling technique was used for the selection of the 100 respondents used for this project through the help of Agricultural Development Programme Offices in Ado, Ikere and Ikole in Ekiti State. Both the pr...

ASSESSMENT OF FARMERS’ COMPLIANCE WITH NON-USAGE OF BANNED AGROCHEMICALS: CASE STUDY OF AMARANTH FARMERS IN EKITI STATE, NIGERIA.

 ABSTRACTThe study assessed the compliance of Amaranth farmers with non-usage of banned agrochemicals in the selected Local Government Areas of Ekiti State, Nigeria. Multi-stage sampling procedure was used to select one hundred and twenty farmers from the selected Local Government Areas of Ekiti state. The average age of the farmers was 41years with majority (81.7%) as males. They had an average year of schooling as approximately l0years with an average annual income of 212,000 Naira. In...

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

AbstractThere 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 t...

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

ABSTRACTThis 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 far...

Farmers’ Knowledge Level of Precautionary Measures in Agro-Chemicals Usage on Cocoa Production in Osun and Edo States, Nigeria

Abstract Comparative analysis of the precautionary measures and operational habits with the associated health problems among 240 farmers in cacao growing communities of Osun and Edo States, Nigeria was carried out. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. The results showed high risk exposure of cocoa farmers to toxicity and hazards of agrochemicals used on their cocoa farms. The mean knowledge score of precautionary measures in both states was low. More than 50% ...

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

AbstractThe 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 Discuss...

Trade Liberalization, Exchange Rate Changes, and the Competitiveness of Carbohydrate Staple Markets in Nigeria

This study examined the effects of trade liberalization and exchange rate changes on carbohydrate staples in Nigeria. Secondary data published from 1974 to 2006 on cassava exports and rice imports as well as non-tradable carbohydrate staples were used. It was hypothesized that exchange rate changes and trade liberalization via price relatives, trade intensity and nominal protection coefficient have affected prices of carbohydrate staples in Nigeria. Results show that the effects of trade libe...

Empirical Analysis of Interactions of Agricultural Sector and HIV/AIDS Pandemic in Africa

ABSTRACTThis study examines long run economic cost of HIV/AIDS on agriculture. Twenty-two African Countries were identi- fied through purposive sampling. The sampling procedure helped to identify 1420 affected households. However, 1300 observations were found suitable for the subsequent analysis. Data were subjected to descriptive statistics and Overlap- ping Generation (OLG) model. The causes of high prevalence rates are the issue of poverty, fertility, myth and migra- tion among others. Fac...

Assessment of the Training Needs of Wood Processors in Ondo State: Lesson for Agricultural Extension Administration in Nigeria

AbstractThe study investigated the training needs of wood processors with a view to determining the socio - economic characteristics of the processors, identify areas of training needs, and determine variables that influenced their training needs. Primary data were collected from six Local Government Areas (LGAs)purposively due to availability of saw mill industries. Two communities were randomly selected from each LGA. Ten wood processors were randomly selected from each community. A total o...

SERVICE TRADE AND NON-OIL EXPORT IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACTThe paper was set to examine the relationship between different aspects of service trade and non oil export in Nigeria as well as assess the impact of capacity development on value of service trade and the implications for improving value of non oil export in Nigeria. Secondary data 1980 to 2010 were used. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics, correlation analysis and regression analysis. Results show that total service trade value in Nigeria has increased from $1126.59 mil...

Patterns and Drivers of Mobile Telephony for Sustainable Livelihood among Farming Households in Kwara State, Nigeria

ABSTRACTRecently, it is acknowledged that mobile phones provide multiple functionalities and diverse applications that affect all forms of capital accumulation, necessary for sustainable livelihood. However, there is no empirical result regarding the impact of mobile phones on asset accumulation in Nigeria. This study examined the socio-economic determinants of mobile phone use and intensity of use for sustainable capital formation in farming households in Kwara state, Nigeria. Accordingly, 1...

AN ECONOMIC SURVEY OF COWPEA (Vigna unguiculata) STORAGE PRACTICES IN KWARA STATE, NIGERIA

AbstractGrain cereals are the food security staples of the poor masses around the globe. However, a significant proportion of these crops, especially cowpea are lost during storage. This is more so the case in Africa where postharvest losses due to the absence of efficient storage for cowpea is alarming: between 30-70 percent. This study, therefore, examined the adoption of improved cowpea storage practices/facilities by cowpea farmers and traders in Nigeria, using Kwara State as case study. ...

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF THE PROCESSING OF RICE AND CASSAVA IN IREPODUN / IFELODUN AND IKOLE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS OF EKITI STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACTCassava (roots and tubers) and Rice (cereals) are common staples among small scaled farmers in developing countries like Nigeria and it is an age-long practices. The categories of farmers that engages in value-addition of processing have recorded an appreciable income increase and has economic advantages. Hence, this study examines economic analysis o f these staple foods in Ekiti State, Nigeria using two dominant local-government areas (lrepodun / lfelodun and Jkole). The study ...

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF THE FACTORS INFLUENCING MEAT CONSUMPTION AMONG FEDERAL CIVIL SERVANTS IN EKITI STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACTThis study examined the Economic analysis of the factors influencing meat consumption among federal civil servants in Ekiti state, Nigeria. A Two stage sampling technique was used to select the respondents for the study. The data were collected from 80 respondents using a well structured questionnaire. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Ordinary least square regression model was used to analyze the factors influencing meat •consumption in the stud area. The find...


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