Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

Prospect And Constraint Of African Yam Bean A Case Study Of Konshisha Lga

Abstract Food-security and sustainability is a serious global concern in the recent times. Many indigenous food crops of Africa which promises to ameliorate nutritional food insecurities are presently neglected and under-utilized. African yam bean (AYB) is one of such crop with tremendous nutritional potentials. The poor awareness about the taxonomy, agronomy, genetics, medicinal value and productive potential of the crop may be due to limited research on it. The subsistence production of the...

PRODUCTION OF PLANT MIRROR USING LOCAL RAW MATERIAL

ABSTRACT This project “production of plane mirror using local raw material” is meant to study the possibility of producing plane mirror using sand rich in silica as its major local raw material. Plane mirror is produced by casting one side of a sheet glass.  Presently in Nigeria, sheet glass is not used easily produce and as such, the local raw material used in the in the production of plane mirror in this product backing paint.  The facilities for the production include spraying gun an...

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

ABSTRACT Flooding 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. ...

WATER POLLUTION

PREFACE  Water can be said to be polluted when there is an introduction of a harmful substances in such a way that its natural qualities are so altered as to impure its usefulness or render it offensive to the sense of taste, smell or sight. Water pollution has so many ways of definition. However, the basic elements of most definitions are the concentration of particular pollutant in water for sufficient period of time to cause certain effect. If it related health such as the ones caused by ...

RECLAMATION MEASURES FOR GULLY EROSION SITES (A CASE STUDY OF OBOLLO-ETITI, UDENU LOCAL GOVERNMENT)

ABSTRACT The incidence of gully erosion in  Obollo-Etiti in Udenu Local Government  Area of Enugu State has assumed alarming proportions thereby gaining local government recongnition as an ecological disaster.  The aim of this study is therefore to determine and analysis the factors responsible for gully development and with preferring solutions. From my observation, the gully erosion for more than three to four years has been responsible for the loss of farmland, damage of roads, thereby ...

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 res...

Competitiveness In The Export Demand For Nigerian Rubber

The study examined the degree of competitiveness in the export demand for Nigerian rubber with focus on the Spanish Market. The study covered the periods of 1961 – 2010 and data comprised national aggregates. Two Stage Least Squares (2SLS) approach was used in the estimation after instrumenting for simultaneity and establishing stationarity cum cointegration relationship. The outcome of the analysis showed that the demand for Nigerian rubber by Spain was affected negatively by export price ...

WATER POLLUTION: CAUSES, PREVENTION AND CONTROL

ABSTRACT Water is life.  Its importance in the socio-economic development of any nation could not be overemphasized.  The small proportion of water available inform of fresh water has been constantly polluted due to various activities of man thereby, leading to serious water related problems.  The study therefore, examines the importance and uses of water, sources of water contamination, water-related diseases, water pollution and causes of water pollution and effects, water treatment and ...

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

AFRICA REGIONAL FOR INFORMATION SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN The 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 best loca...

Opportunities And Constraints In Using Quality Protein Maize In South Africa

Maize in South Africa Maize (Zea mays L.) is the most important grain crop in South Africa and is produced throughout the country under diverse environments. Successful maize production depends on the correct application of production inputs that will sustain the environment as well as agricultural production. These inputs are, among other things, adapted cultivars, plant population, soil tillage, fertilization, weed, insect and disease control, harvesting, marketing and financial resou...

THE EFFECT OF MAXIGRAIN® ON PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS, NUTRIENT UTILIZATION AND EGG QUALITY CHARACTERISTICS OF LAYERS FED GLIRICIDIA SEPIUM (JACQ) Kunth ex Steud LEAF MEAL

ABSTRACT In a feeding trial which was conducted to study the nutritive value of air-dried Gliricidia leaf meal (GLM) supplemented with Maxigrain® enzyme using Sixty laying hens (Rhode Island Red strains). The birds were randomly allotted to five dietary treatments of 12 birds per treatment; each treatment was replicated into 4 groups with 3 birds per replicate. Five experimental diets were formulated; the test ingredient being Gliricidia sepium. Four of the diets were formulated with enzyme ...

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

ABSTRACT Eight 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 fin...

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 St...

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

Abstract Tourism 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 ...

Accessibility and relevance of information and communication technologies (ICTs) among cassava farmers in Nigeria

The study attempts to investigate the level of awareness, access and relevance of information and communication technology (ICT) tools among cassava farmers in Osun State, Nigeria. Data were gathered through a survey interview scheduled on a total of 130 cassava farmers. The data were analyzed using frequency, mean, standard deviation, Spearman rho correlation and independent sampled t-test. The result revealed that, the mean age of the respondents was 45.3 years and mean years of farming exp...


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