Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

Road Expansion and the Fate of Africa's Tropical Forests

The tropical forests of Africa are experiencing unprecedented changes as a result of a rapid proliferation of roads and other infrastructure. These projects are dramatically increasing access to relatively unexploited regions, particularly in the greater Congo Basin. We highlight some of the most important new projects and describe in detail an ongoing debate about a particular proposed development, the Cross River Superhighway in Nigeria. The scale and pace of new transportation projects, an...

Central African Forests Forever

The tropical forests of Central Africa sustain exceptionally high biodiversity and environmental services such as forest hydrology and carbon storage (Abernethy et al. 2016). These forests span the Congo Basin and equatorial forests adjoining it. Like much of sub-Saharan Africa, this region facing dramatic changes in the number, extent, and environmental impacts of large-scale infrastructure projects. A particular concern is how such projects will affect important wildlife habitats, pro...

TAXATION; A STIMULUS TO ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NIGERIA (1985-2016)

ABSTRACT This paper employs time series data 1985-2016 in carrying out this work basically using OLS method to empirically examine the impact of National tax in stimulating economic growth in Nigeria. The study reveals that there are various challenges facing fiscal policy and tax implementation in Nigeria and that an appropriate method of tax implementation will increase the revenue of the country thereby accelerating economic growth. This paper submits that the tax collection mechanism...

Challenges of intra city auto travel in Nigeria

The way cities are organized constitutes for increasing demand for motor based travels, road infrastructure needs and vehicle. This encourages energy profligacy, pollution, visible declining service level in spite of increasing transport based investment and needless change to our microclimate. All these threaten city sustainability. This study, relying on a current study of Ilorin, discusses the nature of travel pattern and characteristics within the cities. The methodology of the study enta...

THE EFFORT OF TRACE CORPS IN REDUCING ROAD CASUALITIES

ABSTRACTThis study examined the effort of TRACE corps in reducing road casualities in Ogun State. Road casualities exert huge burden on Nigeria’s economy and health care services and current accident prevention intervention are sporadic, uncoordinated and ineffective.It also points out different causes of road casualities such as; poor road condition, inadequate road infrastructures, absence of integrated transport system, drivers’ behavior, accident and inadequate traffic planning are th...

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...

Biology, Life Cycle, Transmission, Epidemiology, Prevention and Control of Toxoplasma gondii, Trichomonas, Giardia and Balantidium

Seminar on the Biology, Life Cycle, Transmission, Epidemiology, Prevention and Control of Toxoplasma gondii, Trichomonas, Giardia and Balantidium

Impregnation Modification of Wood Seminar

The excellent properties of wood are widely recognized due to the fact that it has been used in the manufacture of structures and shelters from the earliest ages of man. The demand for forest and forests product keeps on increasing as the forest estate is drastically reducing with increasing population and civilization. The increase in the demand of forest and its products in Nigeria has led to the over-exploitation of the Natural Forest and thereby affecting has abundant effec...

Paper on Influence of Thermo-Chemical Modification on the Physical and Dimensional Properties of Leucaena leucocephala Wood

 Abstract: This study was carried out to examine the physical and mechanical properties of thermally and chemically modified Leucaena leucocephala wood.  Sample planks were obtained from Akure and reduced to defect free samples of 20mm × 20mm × 60mm. Wood samples were oven dried at 105 oC and cooled in a dessicator to a constant weight before the thermal treatment. Heat treatment of wood was carried out in a Muffle Furnace at 140 0C, 160 0Cand 180 0C for 1hr and 2 hrs. Butyl Ac...

ECOLOGICAL IMPORTANCE OF TREES TO THE ENVIRONMENT

The ecological importance of trees to the environment, we need to preserve and conserve them to help live healthy and strong life

ASSESSMENT OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND ECOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES OF OYAN AND OPEJI LAKES, OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACTThe study was carried out on the socio-economic and ecological activities of the fishers in Oyan and Opeji Lakes in Ogun State. The management practices and laws used on the water body and also the fishing activities of the fishers were also investigated. Majority of the fishers in Oyan and Opeji were males, 80% and 86.6% respectively. The study revealed that about 100% of the fishers were aware of the law governing the water bodies. Moreover, majority of challenges faced by the fishe...

CHARACTERIZATION OF GENETIC STRAINS IN CLARIID SPECIES, Clarias gariepinus AND Heterobranchus bidorsalis USING MICROSATELLITE MARKERS

ABSTRACTThis study examined the population structure and genetic distance between two Clariid species, Clarias gariepinus and Heterobranchus bidorsalis using microsatellite markers. Genetic strains of 20 domesticated samples of both species were characterized with four microsatellite markers. 95% of the samples amplified upon PCR amplification and 44.3% of the total alleles observed for all the loci were heterozygote. Analysis showed that all the four loci were polymorphic for all the samples...

EFFECTS OF BREED, SEX AND AGE ON SERUM BIOCHEMISTRY IN NIGERIAN GOATS

ABSTRACTThe study was conducted to determine the effect of Breed, Sex and Age on serum parameters in Nigerian goats. Blood samples were collected from a total of 118 goats across different breed, sex and age. Eighty- four (84) from Sahel goat, eleven (11) from Red Sokoto and twenty-four (24) from West African Dwarf goat. The result obtained from the analysis of serum parameters showed that Breed had significant effect (P<0.05) on Glucose(mg/dl), Albumin (g/l), urea (mg/dl), Creatinine(mg/d...

EFFECTS OF STAGE OF LACTATION AND PARITY ON BLOOD VOLUME AND MILK YIELD IN WEST AFRICAN DWARF SHEEP

ABSTRACTA study on the effects of stage of lactation and parity on blood volume and milk yield in West African Dwarf sheep was carried out using (12) lactating West African Dwarf sheep for twelve (12) weeks of lactation. In the second week of the experiment, the dams were weighed using pocket balance scale. Evans blue dye solution was injected into the animal through the jugular vein and waited for 10-15 minutes before bleeding the animal through the same media. The milk yield were measured i...


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