Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

Influence of Pedological Regimes on Plants Distribution in a Lacustrine Wetland in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.

 Studies on the influence of pedological regimes on plant distribution in a lacustrine wetland in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria revealed variations in density and frequency of plant species as a function of the soil parameters. A quadrat size of 5m x 5m through systematic sampling was used to sample the vegetation spaced at regular intervals. The vegetation parameters determined were density and frequency. Soil samples were collected at different depths (0 – 15 cm and 15 – 30 cm) and ana...

COMMERCIAL DRIVERS BEHAVIOR AND THEIR ZERO TOLERANCE ON NIGERIAN ROADS-1

The research paper examine commercial driver’s behavior and their zero tolerance on Nigerian roads precisely Abeokuta local government and ijebu-ode local governments Area of Ogun State. The paper pinpoints commercial drivers’ behavior and their zero tolerance on Nigerian highways as it affects and deteriorates the environment. The paper also proffers probable solution that will reduce road accidents via vehicular-vehicular, vehicular-pedestrians, vehicular-cyclist accidents both occurri...

Public Transport and Basic Needs Satisfaction in Nigeria (A Case Study of Lagos State)

This study therefore examines the public transport and basic need satisfaction in Lagos metropolis. Economic infrastructure in developed countries and in both rural and urban areas of Nigeria, little or no research has been done to investigate the of level public transport satisfaction in Lagos State . Consequently, this study is important as it will provide the required insight to the level of public transport to BRT transport on one hand and the relationship between accessibility level and ...

Paddy Production as Source of Household Income in Bahi District

The study was conducted at Bahi District to assess contribution of paddy production toward annual household income among smallholder paddy producer. The study had three specific objectives, to determine level of paddy production at Bahi district, to determine household income earned from paddy and other sources and to analyse factors affecting paddy production among smallholder producers. Data were collected through interview, observation, focus group discussion and documentary review. ...

Road Expansion and the Fate of Africa's Tropical Forests

The tropical forests of Africa are experiencing unprecedented changes as a result of a rapid proliferation of roads and other infrastructure. These projects are dramatically increasing access to relatively unexploited regions, particularly in the greater Congo Basin. We highlight some of the most important new projects and describe in detail an ongoing debate about a particular proposed development, the Cross River Superhighway in Nigeria. The scale and pace of new transportation projects, an...

Central African Forests Forever

The tropical forests of Central Africa sustain exceptionally high biodiversity and environmental services such as forest hydrology and carbon storage (Abernethy et al. 2016). These forests span the Congo Basin and equatorial forests adjoining it. Like much of sub-Saharan Africa, this region facing dramatic changes in the number, extent, and environmental impacts of large-scale infrastructure projects. A particular concern is how such projects will affect important wildlife habitats, pro...

TAXATION; A STIMULUS TO ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NIGERIA (1985-2016)

ABSTRACT This paper employs time series data 1985-2016 in carrying out this work basically using OLS method to empirically examine the impact of National tax in stimulating economic growth in Nigeria. The study reveals that there are various challenges facing fiscal policy and tax implementation in Nigeria and that an appropriate method of tax implementation will increase the revenue of the country thereby accelerating economic growth. This paper submits that the tax collection mechanism...

Challenges of intra city auto travel in Nigeria

The way cities are organized constitutes for increasing demand for motor based travels, road infrastructure needs and vehicle. This encourages energy profligacy, pollution, visible declining service level in spite of increasing transport based investment and needless change to our microclimate. All these threaten city sustainability. This study, relying on a current study of Ilorin, discusses the nature of travel pattern and characteristics within the cities. The methodology of the study enta...

THE EFFORT OF TRACE CORPS IN REDUCING ROAD CASUALITIES

ABSTRACTThis study examined the effort of TRACE corps in reducing road casualities in Ogun State. Road casualities exert huge burden on Nigeria’s economy and health care services and current accident prevention intervention are sporadic, uncoordinated and ineffective.It also points out different causes of road casualities such as; poor road condition, inadequate road infrastructures, absence of integrated transport system, drivers’ behavior, accident and inadequate traffic planning are th...

Agricultural Policies & Economic Growth in Nigeria

                                                            ABSTRACTThis study assesses the impact of agricultural policies and development on economic growth in Nigeria. The data used in this study was collected from secondary data which covers about 33 years. Unit root, ordinary least square and co-integration estimating technique of data analysis was used in evaluating the secondary data. GDP was used as a proxy to economic growth, while interest rate, an...

Biology, Life Cycle, Transmission, Epidemiology, Prevention and Control of Toxoplasma gondii, Trichomonas, Giardia and Balantidium

Seminar on the Biology, Life Cycle, Transmission, Epidemiology, Prevention and Control of Toxoplasma gondii, Trichomonas, Giardia and Balantidium

Impregnation Modification of Wood Seminar

The excellent properties of wood are widely recognized due to the fact that it has been used in the manufacture of structures and shelters from the earliest ages of man. The demand for forest and forests product keeps on increasing as the forest estate is drastically reducing with increasing population and civilization. The increase in the demand of forest and its products in Nigeria has led to the over-exploitation of the Natural Forest and thereby affecting has abundant effec...

Profitability of Goat Rearing Among the Rural Households in Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State, Nigeria

AbstractThis study was designed to carry out an evaluation of the profitability of goat rearing among rural households in Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State, Nigeria. The aim of the study is to estimate the costs and returns to goat rearing, the determinant of goat rearing, and identified the constraints to goat rearing in the study area. Two stages sampling technique was used to collect data for this study from 60 goat farmers/keepers with the aid of well structured questio...

Paper on Influence of Thermo-Chemical Modification on the Physical and Dimensional Properties of Leucaena leucocephala Wood

 Abstract: This study was carried out to examine the physical and mechanical properties of thermally and chemically modified Leucaena leucocephala wood.  Sample planks were obtained from Akure and reduced to defect free samples of 20mm × 20mm × 60mm. Wood samples were oven dried at 105 oC and cooled in a dessicator to a constant weight before the thermal treatment. Heat treatment of wood was carried out in a Muffle Furnace at 140 0C, 160 0Cand 180 0C for 1hr and 2 hrs. Butyl Ac...

ECOLOGICAL IMPORTANCE OF TREES TO THE ENVIRONMENT

The ecological importance of trees to the environment, we need to preserve and conserve them to help live healthy and strong life


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