Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

As an Extension Agent, How you can Motivate the Rural People to Accept the New Innovation or Package you Brought to them

Extension agent is critical element in all extension activities. If the extension agent is not able to respond to a given situation and function effectively, it does not matter how imaginative the extension approach is or how impressive the supply of inputs and resources for extension work. Indeed, the effectiveness of the extension agent can often determine the success or failure of an extension programme.The extension agent has to work with people in a variety of different ways. It is often...

Mango

Mangoes are grown in tropical and subtropical regions with india leading world production. The fruit is a good source of fibers and vitamins (Tedjo et al, 2002) and is described as the most favourite and valuable fruit in world market (olli et al., 1996). Besides, the fruit is rich in antioxidants and therefore reduces the risk of cardiac disease, anti-cancer and anti-viral activities (Schieber et al., 2003, Barreto et al., 2008, Daud et al. 201...

The perception of Landmark University students on taking farming as a means of future livelihood

                                                                        ABSTRACTThe study was carried out to determine the perception of Landmark University Agricultural Students about farming as a means of future livelihood. A total of 120 students were randomly selected from Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, ...

AGRICULTURAL YOUTH SENSITIVE POLICIES: THE WAY FORWARD IN ENHANCING YOUTHS INCLINATION TOWARDS AGRICULTURE

ABSTRACTYouths constitute a formidable force in the agricultural production process, constituting a sizeable proportion of the workforce especially in the rural areas. While their contribution towards attaining food security cannot be underestimated yet their apparent lukewarm attitude towards agriculture is a source of concern. Majority of agricultural policies and programmes formulated in Nigeria do not consider stirring up the interests of youth, this has also made youths to seek employmen...

FOOD SECURITY: A MEANS TO SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH

ABSTRACTNo doubt, no matter the development and height any person can scale, food will always remain relevant. The last thing that will get off anybody’s budget is food. It is a life-long essential and it will remain relevant as long as life remains. The paper exposes how important food security is and how food security can bring about sustainable economy growth. The paper recommends that public policy makers must as a matter of urgency see food security as a vital means to sustainable...

REPORT ON INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT UNDERTAKEN AT KENYA MARINE AND FISHERIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE ATTACHMENT PERIOD 12TH JUNE TO 04TH AUGUST 2017

ABSTRACTThe attachment report for Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) in research department covers all the skills gained, practical duties carried out, challenges faced, recommendations and conclusion to be done in the course of the attachment period.It also covers the brief description of KMFRI organization, its management structure, its roles as well as its various departments. Among its various activities include; marine animal research (mostly fish), observing fish habi...

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...

Impact of transportation in tourism sector

ABSTRACT By making a brief historical survey about evolution of tourism in Ethiopia, this study examines the impact of transportation infrastructure on tourism management in Lake Tana region, North West Ethiopia,   with greater emphasis on road and water transportation and was carried out to determine if the region’s water and roads infrastructure were unsuitable for safe transportation and for tourism development. Data were collected from both primary and secondary sources. Prima...

Assessment of Stakeholders Engagement in Natural Resource Management using Typologies of Participation in Kainji Lake National Park

AbstractCommunity-based natural resources management which integrates wildlife conservation and rural development objectives in a single program package has been adopted as a win-win approach to wildlife management in several wildlife rich African countries. This study assesses the level of stakeholders’ engagement in management of natural resources in Kainji Lake national park using different typologies of participation. 110 structured questionnaires were used to collect data from national...

The effect of interest rates on the growth of SME Businesses

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Biosecurity

Biosecurity: a veritable tool in livestock production and control of diseases.Biosecurity refers to measures that are taken to stop the spread or introduction of harmful organisms to human, animal and plant life. The measures taken are a combination of processes and systems that have been put in place by bioscience laboratories, customs agents and agricultural managers to prevent the use of dangerous pathogens and toxins

Nigerian finance system

INTRODUCTIONIn an attempt to carry out a comprehensive study of the financial system in Nigeria, it is highly necessary to explain the meaning and qualities of a system. This will in no small measure support our understanding of the dynamic nature of the financial system. According to Nzotta (1999), a system can be defined as an organized group of components (subsystems) linked together according to a plan, to achieve specific objects. Another point of view posits that a system is a set or as...

PRE-AND / POST WEANING MANAGEMENT PRACTICES THAT ENHANCE MEAT QUALITY AND MEAT SAFETY

INTRODUCTIONWeaning is the removal of a suckling animal from the mother. But, what might not be so obvious are all the stressors and impacts associated with weaning, both for the calf and the cow. Weaning can also be stressful for the owner of the animals, especially if the weaned calves are placed in a pen near a person’s bedroom window. As animal managers, we should try and make weaning as stress-free as we can, while keeping productivity and profitability in line with our goals (j.w. olt...

Conservation of Local Genetic Resources: Case of Consumer’s Preference for Indigenous and Exotic Chickens in Abeokuta Metropolis, Ogun State, Nigeria

The study assessed factors determining consumers’ preference for indigenous and exotic strains of chickens. Questionnaire was administered to 150 respondents in Abeokuta Metropolis. The result showed that 29.65% of the respondents made their preference for indigenous chicken strain based on multiple choices of husbandry practices (feeding, health management, and housing). Preference for indigenous strains based on health grounds was 13.60%, while 10.80% had their preference based on housing...

DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMPUTERIZED HOTEL BUSINESS BILLING SYSTEM. (A CASE STUDY OF MODOTEL HOTEL LIMITED ENUGU)

ABSTRACTThis work is carried out to identify and discuss the need for a computer system in hotel business billing system. A hotel business is a hospitality industry which caters for both leisure and well being of its guest. The duties of hotels are to offer accommodation to their guest and to render services to them. These services are usually personal.The focus on this topic is to introduce computer in the allocation of rooms and billing system of a hotel. The current process of billing is b...


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