Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

MANUAL ON THE EXPORT OF BITTER KOLA IN NIGERIA

Export exists mainly in order to “transfer” commodities and services from areas of surplus to areas where they are lacking. There is no doubt that Nigeria has a comparative over other nations with regards to the export of agricultural produce because over 70% of the nation’s landmass is arable. One of such commodity that can be found in abundance especially in rural communities in Nigeria is kola nuts. Kola is a...

FEEDING MANAGEMENT PRACTICES OF FREE-RANGE CHICKEN UNDER THE CLIMATIC CONDITION OF ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR

The study was conducted to determine the performance of free-ranged native chicken under the feeding management practices of Mahayag livestock breeding center, kaangayan, mahayag, zamboanga del sur. The study focused on   determining the best feeding management for birds. The organic feeds used were adlai grits, rice grains, banana stem and kangkong following a randomized complete block design (r...

Residual Efficacy of Tephrosia Vogelii on Diamond-Back Moth Plutella xylostella L. (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae).

Table of ContentsApproval iiDedication iiiAcknowledgement ivAcronyms vTable of contents viList of tables vList of figures viAbstract vii1.0.Introduction 11.1. Background 11.2. problem statement 21.3. Objectives 21.4. hypothesis 2Literature review 3Description of Tephrosia vogelii 3Uses of Tephrosia vogelii 3Insecticidal components of Tephrosia crude extracts 3Variation of Tephrosia vogelii chemistry 4Potential benefit of Tephrosia vogelii to the farmers 43.0. Materials and Methods 53.1. Sit...

Ecotourism Development in Okomu National Park, Nigeria

We determined the impact of ecotourism infrastructural development on the woody components of Okomu National Park. This necessitated identifying the ecotourism attractions/facilities, interviewing of respondents and on-site observation and quadrant method were employed in acquiring information on ecotourism attractions/facilities and vegetation assessment respectively. Significant variations were observed in the tree growth variables measured between the ecotourism built-up and the control ar...

Analysis Of Turkey And Broiler Production In Bende Local Government

ABSTRACT Poultry (domestication of different species of birds) are kept for the production of eggs and meat, and provide an acceptable form of animal protein to most people throughout the world. During the last decade, many developing countries have adopted intensive poultry production to meet the demand for this form of animal protein (FAO 2013).is ranked seventh highest in the worldwide chicken meat production at 1687 thousand tons of chicken meat, with more than 12000 broiler establis...

Effectiveness Of Tax Incentives On Small And Medium Scale Enterprise In Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

ABSTRACTThe study considered the effectiveness of tax incentives on small and medium scale enterprise in Akwa Ibom State. The specific objectives were to examine socio economic characteristics of small and medium scale enterprise owners, to identify the awareness level of tax payers of tax incentives available in the study area, identify the various incentives available and to determine the effects of tax and tax incentives on the profit of small and medium enterprises. A multi staged samplin...

Factors Agribusiness Enterpreneurs Influncing Innovation Among In Abia State Nigeria

ABSTRACTThis research work evaluates factors agribusiness entrepreneurs influencing innovation in abia state Nigeria. Innovation can be viewed as the application of better solutions that meet new requirements, in articulated needs, or existing market needs. This is accomplished through more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or ideas that are readily available to markets, governments and society The term innovation can be defined as something original and, as a consequence...

Feed value of selected locally available browse and grass forages utilized by goats in Lungwena EPA, Mangochi, Southern Malawi

ABSTRACTA study was conducted to determine the nutrient composition of selected locally available browse and grass plants commonly utilized by goats in Lungwena Extension Planning Area (EPA), Mangochi district, southern Malawi. A total of seventeen browse and grass samples were collected and subjected to proximate analysis to determine their chemical composition. Fiber components, Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF) and Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF), were also analyzed. Crude Protein (CP) content in t...

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

                                      ABSTRACTThe 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 distributio...

The Effects of Phenotypic and BLUP selection methods in livestock populations (swine) in tropical developing countries .

ABSTRACTA computer simulation experiment was conducted to evaluate the cumulative response to best linear unbiased prediction (BLUP) and phenotypic selection for low and high heritability traits and in previously Selected, Unselected and Synthetic populations, typical of exotic and indigenous populations and their crossbreds used in tropical pig production. The QMSim simulation software was used to simulate the various population structures and the dataset was generated for traits with herita...

ASSESSMENT OF HABITAT SPECIES MANAGEMENT AREA FOR KOB (Kobus kob - Erxleben, 1777) IN KAINJI LAKE NATIONAL PARK

                                              INTRODUCTION1.1 Background InformationThe concept of habitat is a cornerstone in the management of wildlife (Krausman, 1999). Wildlife habitat is the physical environment where an animal lives and that provides the necessities of life which are food, water, cover and space. Each species require a particular habitat or the spac...

Analysis of plantain mkt n

This study analyzed plantain marketing in Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State. The objectives of the study were to examine the socio-economic characteristics of plantain marketers, identify plantain marketing channels, estimate costs and returns of plantain marketing, determine the factors that affect marketing efficiency and identify problems hindering plantain marketing in the study area. The study was conducted in two major markets namely Ndoru and Ariam markets. A random sampling ...


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