Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

ZINC DEFICIENCY AND ITS MANAGEMENT IN THE EASTERN CAPE SOIL

ABSTRACT This seminar looked at zinc deficiency in the Eastern Cape Province where largely rural small holder farmers are unable to keep up with best management practices to restore and maintain soil fertility. This is in contrast to the increasing number of large commercial farms who are able to manage their soil to optimal level of nutrients. Zinc is an important micronutrient needed for plant growth and increased yield; whether in grains or root crops. Deficiency symptoms include chl...

The Roles of Middlemen in the Marketing of Paddy Rice in Kwande LGA of Benue State Nigeria

                                     ABSTRACT The study assessed the role of middlemen in the marketing of paddy rice in Kwande Local Government Area of Benue state. Simple random technique was used to select respondents. 140 copies of questionnaire were administered with the aim of reaching out to 70 rice farmers and 70 middlemen in the four major markets of study area. Frequency distribution, percentage, ranking, mean, the matrices correlation and the student t-test wer...

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 some policy p...

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

ABSTRACT The most recent management plan of Kainji Lake National Park recommended the creation of artificial waterholes to minimize 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 in Zugurma 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 the waterholes and also to identify the practises...

ASSESSMENT OF THE ARTIFICIAL WATER HOLES AT ZUGURMA SECTOR OF KAINJI LAKE NATIONAL PARK

ABSTRACT The most recent management plan of Kainji Lake National Park recommended the creation of artificial waterholes to minimize 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 in Zugurma 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 the waterholes and also to identify the practises...

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.

Marketing analysis of pineapple

The study analyzed the marketing of pineapple in Edo State. The specific objectives of the study include; to examine the cost,returns, daily sales and profitability of pine apple marketing along the examination of price variation and socio- economic characteristics of pineapple marketers.  Table of contents: introduction, literature review, research methodology, result and discussion, summary conclusion and recommendation

A COMPARATIVE PROFITABILITY ANALYSIS OF BROILER PRODUCTION SYSTEMS IN URBAN AREAS OF EDO STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT Broiler production is carried out under different production systems and different production systems imply variations in cost of inputs and returns. This study looked at the cost implications of raising broilers under different production systems as well as constraints faced by the farmers. The study was conducted in Edo State of Nigeria. The data used in the study were obtained from a cross-sectional survey of broiler farmers in the State from October–December, 2013. A multi-sta...

PROFITABILITY AND INPUT-INCOME DETERMINANTS OF BROILER PRODUCTION SYSTEMS IN EDO STATE, NIGERIA

The study looked out the profitability and the relationship between cost of input used and income realized of raising broilers under the battery cage and deep litter system of poultry production. The data used in the study were obtained from a cross-sectional survey of broiler farmers in Edo State from October–December, 2014. A multi-stage sampling process was used to select the respondents for this study. The data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics, profitability ratios a...

Agribusiness Firms and Social Responsibilities in Nigeria (A Case Study of Nestle Foods Nigerian Plc)

ABSTRACT This research focuses on Agribusiness firms and social responsibilities in Nigeria (A case study of Nestle Food Nigeria Plc.). Data for this study was collected by the use of a structured questionnaire and interview schedule. Thirty (30) respondents were randomly sampled from the study area and the data collected was analyzed with the use of descriptive design such as Mean, Frequency tables, Percentages and t-test and the following findings were made; Quality of food (quality control...

Utilization Of Improved Cocoyam Production Technologies Among The Women Farmers In Ikwuano LGA Of Abia State

ABSTRACT Utilization of improved cocoyam production technologies among women in Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria was studied in 2014. The specific objectives of the study were to; describe the socio-economic characteristics of the women, identifying their source(s) of information, assess their level of utilization and identify the problems they face in using the technologies. A multi-stage random sampling techniques was used to select sixty (60) women. Data for the stud...

YAM MARKETING

ABSTRACT The study analyzed yam marketing in Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria. The specific objectives were to  examine the socio-economic characteristics of the respondent in the study area, determine the sources of yam supply to the zone and the marketing channel for yam marketing, determine the cost, return and profits of the farmers, examine the determinants of sales volume of the marketers, examine the problems in the system. Random sampling techniques were u...

FACILITY PLANNING AND DESIGN: THE IMPORT IN THE FACE OF INTENSE COMPETITION AND GLOBALIZATION IN HOSPITALITY OPERATIONS

ABSTRACT The general objective of the study was to examine facility planning and design: the import in the face of intense competition and globalization in hospitality operation. Chapter one deals with introduction to planning and design in hospitality operation, definition of terms. Chapter two covers the main work such as the concept of facility planning and design in hospitality operation, necessary consideration in planning and design of hospitality operation, consideration of aesth...

AN OVERVIEW OF IMPORTANCE OF ENRICHMENT IN FOOD PROCESSING

ABSTRACT This 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 pro...

EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF SPACING ON THE GROWTH AND YIELD OF CELOSIA ARGENTEA BY

Overview:This project work was carried out to determine the effect of different spacing on the growth and yield of celosia argentea. The parameters considered for the experiment include plant height, leaf length, numbers of leaves and population of perforated leaves per plant, taken at 3, 5 and 7 weeks after planting. It was observed that the beds treated with spacing of 30cm x 30cm performed better in terms of growth and yield rate, followed by the beds treated with spacing of 20cm x 20cm. I...


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