Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

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...

THE IMPACT OF AGRICULTURE ON ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NIGERIA 1980-2014

Abstract The study examines the impact of agriculture on economic growth in Nigeria from 1980 to 2014. Agriculture played a dominant role in the economic growth of the country, providing employment opportunity, raw materials for industries and providing foreign exchange earnings for the country. Though little emphasis was placed on agricultural productivity in the advent of crude oil, the impact of agriculture on economic growth has been significant. The study therefore examines ...

ASSESSMENT OF ARTIFICIAL WATERHOLES IN ZUGURMA SECTOR OF KAINJI LAKE NATIONAL PARK

ABSTRACTThe most recent management plan of Kainji Lake National Park recommended the creation of artificial waterholes tominimize the effects of water shortage and also to prevent animals from straying away to the surrounding settlements in search of water. Assessment of artificial waterholes inZugurma sector of Kainji Lake National Park was carried out for a period of two weeks in May, 2015 to identify the wildlife species associated with thewaterholes and also to identify the practises carr...

AN OVERVIEW OF IMPORTANCE OF ENRICHMENT IN FOOD PROCESSING

ABSTRACTThis seminar looked at the benefits of food enrichment in food processing. Various enrichment items like vitamin A, Iron and Iodine were discussed. These will help add to the nutrients, which were absent or removed during food processing. This work also looked at the fortifying agents in salt (iodine and iron) milk and margarine (vitamin A and D), diet beverages (vitamins and minerals) among others. Food enrichment helps to treat or help prevent nutritional deficiencies and hence prom...

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.

Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in Nigeria

ABSTRACTThis paper underscores the importance of entrepreneurship as a realistic mechanism for sustainable economic growth in Nigeria considering the experiences of developed nations like the United States and vibrant economies like China and India. The paper discusses that entrepreneurship has been instrumental in economic growth, balanced regional development and job creation in most dynamic economies, where technology is changing at a faster rate and the product lifetime cycle is shrinking...

Ecotourism in Cross River State, Nigeria

Ecotourism is a leading industry in the world today. Ecotourism offers economically viable ways of protecting ecosystems while also providing jobs and supporting community development. This tri-bottom line, of profit, people and the planet , meets the needs of the state government, local communities and critical forest ecosystems. This case study explores the potential of ecotourism for local economic development and ecological conservation in Cross River State (CRS), Nigeria.Cross River Stat...

AN APPRAISAL OF ILLITERATE MOTHERS PERCEPTION ON BIRTH CONTROL

ABSTRACT This study was undertaken to find out the attitude of illiterate mothers in Onitsha North L.G.A toward birth control. This project tries to find out why these illiterate mothers neglect birth control thus produce as many children as possible even to their own detriment. To make this study successful, questionnaires were used to collect the necessary data. In answering the question, the data collected and information gathered were analysed using the sample percentages. The result...

Strategies For The Development Of Tourism And Theatre Industries In Nigeria: Rivers State

AbstractTourism and Theatre practice are compatible business. They do not only attract and appeal to people but also contribute immensely to the national economy. Although the two industries can exist and function independently, a combination of their functions does appeal more meaningfully to most people.A well-developed tourism industry can house a theatre to enhance the beauty of tourism. In like manner, theatre productions are the springboards on which effective tourism can strive.The two...

EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTS OF FLOODING ON FOUR VARIETIES OF RICE (A CASE STUDY OF EZZA NORTH, ABAKALIKI, EBONYI STATE)

ABSTRACTFlooding has been described as one of the most important environmental factors determining the distribution of salt maize plants. We studied the impact of five water levels on the germination and establishment of the invasive cord grass SPARTINA DENSIFLORA. Plant house experiment was carried out to determine the effects of time and depth of flooding o the survival and growth of rice. Data showed that time and depth of flood had significant effects on the survival and growth of rice. ...

PRESENT AGRO-BASED RESEARCH INSTITUTES IN NIGERIA, THEIR HISTORY AND OBJECTIVES

AFRICA REGIONAL FOR INFORMATION SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF IBADANThe idea of a school of information science for English speaking African countries was conceived at UNESCO in 1973, revived at Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in 1980, and usefully bold to the meeting of commonwealth Head of Universities, held in Hong Kong, in March 1981.  In January 1983, a four man team of Experts visited many African universities in order to recommend to UNESCO and IDRC the bes...

Changes in growth, digestibility and gut anatomy by broilers fed diets containing ethanol- treated castor oil seed (Ricinus communis L.) meal.

ABSTRACTEight weeks feeding trial was conducted to investigate the chemical composition, growth response, apparent nutrient digestibility, gut characteristics and morphology of broiler chickens fed four diets containing ethanol-treated castor oil seed meal (ECAM). Two hundred day-old Anak 2000 broiler chicks were then allotted to the four experimental diets containing ECAM at 0, 100, 150 and 200 g/kg, respectively. Each treatment was replicated five times with 10 birds per replicate. The fina...

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...


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