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Analysis Of Small-Scale Cassava-Based Farmers’ Demand And Utilization For Microfinance Banks Credit In Imo State, Nigeria.

 ABSTRACT The study analyzed small-scale cassava-based farmers’ demand and utilization for microfinance banks credit in Imo State, Nigeria. The specific objectives were to: examine the socio-economic characteristics of small-scale cassava-based farmers; determine the amount of credit demanded and obtained by small-scale cassava-based farmers; estimate the factors influencing the amount of credit demanded by small-scale cassava-based farmers; estimate the determinants on the amount of cred...

Analysis Of Rural Households’ Use Of Organic Farming Practices In South – South, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The study analyzed organic farming practices among rural households in SouthSouth Nigeria. The study determined the level of awareness and use of organic farming practices in the study are, identified the sources of information on organic farming practices; assessed farmers perceived benefits of organic farming practices; identified constraints to organic farming and determined strategies for the improvement of organic farming practices. Data were collected with structured questionn...

Comparative Analysis Of Technical Efficiency And Productivity Differences In Maize Farming In Ghana

ABSTRACT This study aims to determine the differences in productivity and technical efficiency levels of maize producers in three ecological zones in Ghana. It also seeks to identify the sources of inefficiency and identify constraints faced by maize farmers within these ecological zones. The study used a cross section of 224 maize producers from the savannah, forest and transition zones in Ghana. This research adopts the Metafrontier and the stochastic frontier models to compute the technic...

Genetic Control of Fruit Yield and its Component Characters in Hot Pepper {Capsicum Annuum L.)

ABSTRACT A research was conducted from June 2008 to May 2009 with the main objectives to identify suitable hot pepper lines to be used in breeding for superior fruit yield and yield associated components based on their combining abilities, determine heterosis in the Fi generation, estimate heritability of various traits and correlation between yield and its associated characters. Eight (8) hot pepper lines were analysed in a line x tester fashion comprising six (6) lines and two (2) testers. ...

Assessment Of Farmers’awareness And Adaptation Measures To Climate Change In The Northern Zone Of Sokoto State Agricultural Development Project

ABSTRACT The study assessed the awareness and adoption of climate change and adaptation measures among arable crop farmers in the northern zone of Sokoto State Agricultural Development Project. Five out of the twelve Local Government areas in the zone were purposively selected using multistage random sampling techniques. Two hundred and forty respondents were randomly selected for the study from the list of registered farmers in Sokoto State Agricultural Development Project (SADP). The random...

Effects of Savings And Credit Cooperatives on Poverty Status of Cereal Crop Farmers in Federal Capital Territory Abuja, Nigeria

Abstract             This study assessed "The effects of savings and credit cooperative on poverty reduction among cereal crop farmers in the Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria". The study employed a multistage sampling technique to select a sample of 198 out of 617 crop farmers for interview using structured questionnaires. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Double Difference Estimator, Likert-Scale and Logistic regression model. The amount of per capita house...

Factors Influencing Adoption Of Faro 52 Rice Package By Farmers In Selected Local Government Areas Of Niger State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The study assessed the factors influencing adoption of FARO 52 rice package by farmers in selected Local Government Areas of Niger state. Structured questionnaires were used for data collection. A multi-stage sampling procedure was employed where a total of 166 FARO 52 rice farmers were randomly sampled and proportionately drawn at 25% across each of the nine selected villages. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The result indicated that the package rec...

Comparative Advantage and Rice Policy in Ghana

ABSTRACT ASUMING-BREMPONG, SAMUEL, University of the Philippines at Los Banos (UPLB), October 1987. COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE AND RICE POLICY IN GHANA. Major Professor: Dr. John C. Flinn. Even though rice is a minor staple in Ghana (WARDA estimated per capita consumption to be 6.7 kg. in 1983), and accounts for about 10% of all cereals, its imports to the country have been second only to wheat which is not grown domestically. Successive governments in Ghana have therefore decleared an objective ...

Genetic Analysis of Resistance to Rosette Disease of Groundnut (Arachis Hypogaea L.)

ABSTRACT Groundnut rosette disease (GRD), transmitted naturally by aphids, Aphis craccivora, is the most destructive viral disease of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) in Nigeria and causes serious yield losses to farmers. The narrow genetic base among groundnuts has impeded efficient utilization for development of host resistance to GRD. Studies were undertaken in Nigeria to: (i) ascertain farmers‘ knowledge of and preferences for rosette resistant genotypes; (ii) assess the genetic divers...

Quantitative Loss Estimation of Rice (Oryza Sativa L.) during Harvesting, In-Field Stacking, Threshing and Cleaning in the Akatsi North District of Volta Region of Ghana

ABSTRACT  The knowledge and perception of farmers in the Akatsi North District of Volta region on harvest and postharvest losses in rice (Oryza sativa L.) during harvesting, in-field stacking, threshing and cleaning were assessed using semi-structured questionnaires. Data were collected on 40 farmers who were selected through a multi-stage, purposive, and simple random sampling methods from September 4 to November 23, 2018. Majority (75%) of farmers interviewed had no formal education on pos...

Growth Response Of Three Indigenous Tree Species To Hormone And Salt Stress In Sokoto Nigeria

ABSTRACT Seeds of three forest tree species namely Acacia senegal (L.) Willd, Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile and Parkia biglobosa (Jacq.) were used to investigate the effect of different salinity (NaCl) and auxin (IAA) concentrations on germination percentage, stem height growth, collar diameter study and Relative Growth Rate (RGR). A factorial experiment in a completely randomised design was employed. 90 seedlings of the tree species were randomly divided into six treatment groups of 3 se...

Genetic Analysis of Postharvest Physiological Deterioration in Cassava (Manihot Esculenta Crantz) Storage Roots

ABSTRACT Postharvest physiological deterioration (PPD) is a serious abiotic stress in cassava that renders the roots unmarketable, thereby reducing the economic value of the crop. This study was undertaken to determine farmers‟ perception of PPD and identify cassava genotypes with delayed PPD that can be used for better shelf life improvement of cassava. A Participatory Rural Appraisal was conducted among 490 respondents that comprised farmers, processors, marketers and consumers in 12 com...

Youth Participation And Production in Cocoa Farming in The West North Cocoa Region of Ghana

ABSTRACT This study examined youth participation and productivity in cocoa farming in the Western North Cocoa Region of Ghana using primary data from 958 respondents through the field assistance of Solidaridad West Africa. Systematic and purposive sampling techniques were used to sample 588 youth (35years) from Sefwi Bekwai, Boako, Akontombra, Bodi and Asempaneye. Descriptive statistics were used to describe the distribution in the roles played by the youth in cocoa farming in the study area...

The Relationship Between Nutrients Content of Leaf Segments, Rates of Potassium, Yield And Quality of Pineapple (ANANAS COMOSUS) MERR L. VAR. Smooth Cayenne in The Coastal Savannah Zone OF G

ABSTRACT Plant nutrition holds the key to increased and sustained yields and the production of good quality pineapple fruit. Potassium plays a vital role in obtaining higher yields and good quality fruit. A good knowledge about the nutrient status of the plant is important for the correction of nutrient deficiencies and/or imbalances which tend to influence yield and quality of the fruit. This study was initiated to determine the appropriate leaf segment; viz. the nonchlorophyllous, chloroph...

The Efficacy of Heat, Sprouting And Acid Treatment on The Removal of Protease Inhibitors in Soya Bean

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 w...


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