Agriculture

Agriculture Research Papers/Topics

Use Of Remote Sensing Technique In The Landuse/Landcover Evaluation Of Dry Rain Forest Of Southwestern Nigeria

ABSTRACT The dearth of up-to-date information on the Nigerian natural resources is a major hindrance to their optimal and sustainable use for national development. Remote sensing technique enables faster and more accurate acquisition of information than that of conventional approach to natural resources survey. However, their uses are yet to be fully exploited. This study was therefore designed to produce LandUse/LandCover (LULC) maps of Southwestern Nigeria using remote sensing technique an...

Solid Waste Management In The Asokwa Sub-Metropolis In The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly Area

ABSTRACT The importance of proper solid waste disposal cannot be underestimated since the health implications of poor waste disposal impact negatively on the health of households. It was on the basis of this assertion that an evaluation was conducted into the solid waste management practices within the Asokwa Sub-Metropolis in the Kumasi Metropolitan area. The population for the study was residents of the suburbs in the sub-metropolis. A sample of 160 respondents was selected randomly from Gy...

Effect Of Social Capital On Rural Household Welfare In Southwestern Nigeria

ABSTRACT Rural household welfare remains low in Nigeria, as the traditional capital (physical, natural, human and financial) has not fully led to its improvement. There is increasing shift of attention to social capital as an element that explains household welfare. The nexus between social capital and rural household welfare in southwestern Nigeria has not been fully examined. The effect of social capital on rural household welfare in southwestern Nigeria was therefore investigated. Multis...

Morphological Characterization And Population Dynamics Of Cyperus Rotundus L. In Vegetable Fields Of Southern Ghana

ABSTRACT Vegetable production in southern Ghana suffers grave setbacks from purple nutsedge infestation. Several attempts to identify effective and environmentally friendly management methods using the traditional weed research methods have so far not been successful. Hence, this study aimed at designing efficient and environmentally sound management methods by developing an ecological model of the population dynamics of purple nutsedge in vegetable fields. The study comprised three major pha...

Fishermen’s Willingness To Pay For Insurance In The Western Region Of Ghana

ABSTRACT Fishermen face a lot of risk and uncertainty in their fishing operations. One way of dealing with risks and uncertainties in the fishery sector is the adoption of insurance policy. Successful implementation of insurance scheme requires the need for demand analysis. This study therefore investigated fishermen’s willingness to pay for insurance in the Western Region of Ghana. A three stage sampling procedure was used to select 300 fishers and a structured interview guide was used to ...

Farmers' Perceptions Of Ngo Interventions On Agriculture In Mfantsimanand Komenda-Edina-Eguafoabrem Municipalities Of The Central Region Of Ghana

ABSTRACT Agricultural production by farmers continues to face many challenges. NGOs play an important role by assisting farmers to improve on their production levels and livelihoods. The study was carried out using a descriptive-con-elational survey design to examine farmers' perceptions of the effects ofNGO interventions on agriculture in Mfantsiman and KEEA municipalities in the Central Region of Ghana. Four NGOs provided services to the farmers. The results showed that most of the farmers ...

Phosphorus Adsorption Maxima Of Selected Ghanaian Soils And Their Relationship To Phosphorus Availability

INTRODUCTION An adequate knowledge of the chemical reactions which occur when fertilizer is placed in soils is a pre-requisite to the development of sound fertilizer practices. Without such a knowledge, there is the possibility of applying either too much or too little fertilizer than is necessary with its consequent crop failure. Phosphorus is one of the major nutrient elements required by plants for growth. The role of phosphorus in plant nutrition includes its effect on cell division, flow...

Adoption Of Mucuna {Mucuna Utilis) As Soil Management Crop In Republic Of Benin.

ABSTRACT Most extension services are actively engaged in promoting new technologies among farmers. Resources are invested in various extensions activities, such as field days or demonstrations, and extension service may undergo considerable reorganization, such as the training and visit system (T & V) (Benor and Harrison 1977). There is a widespread need to place emphasis on monitoring the result of technology transfer and eliciting farmers feedback. Organization responsible for developing ne...

The Efficacy Of Heat, Sprouting And Acid Treatment On The Removal Of Protease Inhibitors In Soya Bean (Glycine Max (L.) Merrill)

ABSTRACT Soya bean is an important legume used in fortifying cereal-based complementary foods for children. Despite its high protein content, it also contains anti-nutrients which makes the proteins unavailable. The objective of the study was to assess knowledge of consumers on anti-nutritional factors and their perception of how it could be processed out of soya bean as well as the efficacy of heat, sprouting and acid treatment in the removal of protease inhibitors in soya bean. The study wa...

Impact Of Agricultural Marketing Information Tools (Amits) On Income Of Maize Farmers In The Akwapim South District Of Ghana

ABSTRACT Agricultural Marketing Information Tools (AMITs) is a technology which is designed to gather, process and distribute information based on the conditions and dynamics of agricultural markets to various stakeholders through one or more information channels to aid in their decision making. An improvement in the participation of market by smallholder famers in developing countries carries the potential of reducing poverty. The study sought to assess the impact of AMITs on maize farmer’...

Factors Affecting Biochar Technology Adoption By Vegetable Farmers In The Kwahu East District Of Ghana

ABSTRACT Biochar is a type of charcoal that can be used to condition agricultural soils. The application of Biochar to agricultural soils as a conditioner can improve soil fertility and crop productivity. The agricultural sector of Ghana is characterized by low productivity and low level of technology use. The study sought to assess the factors that influence Biochar technology adoption in amending soils for vegetable production in the Kwahu East district of Ghana. Primary data was collected ...

Climate Shocks, Environmental Degradation And Resource Conflict: Implications For Agricultural Livelihoods And Food Security In Niger Delta Region Of Nigeria

ABSTRACT There is an overwhelming evidence to suggest that environmental change drives conflicts, and that resource depletion and degradation undermine food security and livelihood wellbeing in communities where people are dependent on land and water resources. Therefore, understanding the vulnerability, food security, adaptation and resilience aspects of climate shocks in the context of land degradation and conflicts has immense practical significance particularly in the climateimpacted and ...

Evaluation Of Some Physical And Chemical Properties « Of Soils Under Two Agroforestrv Practices

Abstract Various methods have been proposed for the improvement and maintenance of soil structure. In Ghana, the effects of agroforestry in the improvement of soil physical properties have not attracted much attention. This study seeks to determine the effects of agroforestry on the chemical and physical properties of soils in the semi-deciduous ecological zone. Three plots under Alley cropping and one plot under Woodlot (Leucaena leucocephala) were used. The soil properties determined includ...

Production, Productivity And Market Participation Of Smallholder Cowpea Producers In The Northern Region Of Ghana

ABSTRACT This thesis analysed the production, productivity and market participation of smallholder cowpea producers in the Northern Region of Ghana. It estimated the factors influencing cowpea production participation, productivity and market participation decisions. A multi-stage random sampling was employed in selecting four major cowpea producing districts and communities. Purposive and random sampling techniques were employed to select a sample of 300 respondents comprising of 240 cowpea ...

Effect Of Mida Intervention On Productivity Of Maize Farmers In The Afram Basin Of Ghana

ABSTRACT MiDA, in March 2008, instituted a four year project in the Afram Basin with the aim of enhancing the productivity of the farmers (including maize farmers) in the basin. Although the project ended in February 2012, the question of the effect of the project on the productivity of maize farmers in the zone from the point of view of an independent body remains unknown. Therefore this study assessed the effect of MiDA intervention on the productivity of maize farmers in the Afram basin of...


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