Agriculture

Agriculture Research Papers/Topics

EFFECT OF LAND USE PATTERNS ON AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY IN IMO STATE , NIGERIA

The broad objective of this study was to analyze the effects of land usepatterns on agricultural productivity in Imo State . Primary data werecolleted using a set of structured questionnaire from one hundred andfourteen farmers who were selected using purposive sampling techniquesfrom the three agricultural zones of the state. Data were analysed usingdescriptive statistics and other appropriate statistical and econometrictools. Results showed that over (45.6%) of the sampled farmerspracticed ...

Effect of Oil Exploration on Socio-Cultural Issues in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria

This study examined the effects of oil exploration on socio-cultural issuesin Oguta local government area of Imo State, Nigeria. Cluster samplingtechnique was used to select 316 respondents for this study. Informationon the objectives of this study was elicited from the sampled respondentsthrough a structured questionnaire. Data were analyzed using descriptivestatistics such as the mean, frequency distribution, percentage and Likertscale. Multiple responses were recorded in terms of environme...

Gender Dimension in Agricultural Food Value Chain Development in Nigeria: The Women Perspective

Gender issues have taken a global dimension in the recent times especially in Nigeria. Women are increasingly being involved in agricultural food value chain which contributes to economic development. Policy agenda has for decades given priority to the production sphere, where men generally predominate, and has largely neglected processing and marketing activities, where women often play a key role. The paper draws on available empirical literature evidence for the study. Aggregate data shows...

COSTS AND RETURNS ANALYSIS OF COCOA MARKETING IN IKEDURU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF IMO-STATE, NIGERIA

The study is centered on the analysis of cocoa marketing in Ikeduru LocalGovernment Area of Imo State, Nigeria. The study was carried out usingmulti-stage cum random sampling techniques. This was informed by its abilityto minimize error and overcome bias. Data were drawn from a sample of59 farmers / marketers who produced and marketed cocoa pods / seedsduring the study period using a well structured questionnaire. Data wereanalyzed using descriptive statistics such as frequency tables, percen...

ANALYSIS OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC VARIABLES ON AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY OF SOME SELECTED ARABLE CROPS IN IMO STATE. NIGERIA.

The paper investigated the influence of socioeconomic variables on agricultural productivity ofsome selected arable crops in Imo State, Nigeria.Structured questionnaire were used to collect datafrom 92 respondents using purposive samplingprocedures. Furthermore, descriptive andeconometric tools such as the means, frequency,percentage, ANOVA and ordinary least squaremultiple regressions analysis were used to analyzethe data. Majority (77.2%) of the respondentswere females, with a mean age of 5...

FARMING RISKS AND SECURITY CHALLENGES IN VEGETABLE PRODUCTION IN ORLU, IMO STATE

Farming risk is a security challenge that reduces the actual outcome from farmersexpected outcome. Predominant farming risk is the reason for deviations from plannedproduction in Imo State. Food supply gap becomes reduced if the farming risk associatedwith vegetable production is reduced and the effect on output increased through thisstudy. A total of 152 farmers from 10 communities across three (3) local governmentareas of Orlu agricultural zone were used for data analysis. Data were obtaine...

DETERMINANTS OF ARABLE CROP FARMERS’ USE-LEVELS OF SUSTAINABLE SOIL MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES IN IMO STATE, NIGERIA

Efficient use levels of sustainable soil management techniques (SSMT) are sine qua-non for increased food production. Hence, the study assessed the determinants of use-levels of sustainable soil management techniques of arablecrop farmers in ImoState, Nigeria. Multi-stage random sampling technique was used to select 209 arable crop farmers for this study. Information on the objectives of this study was elicited from the sampled respondents through a well structured questionnaire. Data wereana...

Analysis Of The Influence Of The Skills Acquisition Programms Of The National Directorate Of Employment On Job Creation In Abia State.

The study assessed the the skill acquisition programs of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in generating employments by its beneficiaries in Abia state. The sample comprised of 108 beneficiaries, It also showed that the beneficiaries of the Agricultural Employment Programme (AEP) created the highest number of jobsby claiming 40.79% of jobs created. Furthermore, beneficiaries of the vocational skills development generated 14.92% of the jobs created among the 4 major skills acquisiti...

Effect of Consumer Bargaining Power on Price Flexibility of Rice in Imo State, Nigeria

The study examined the effect of consumer bargaining power on price flexibility of rice in Imo State, Nigeria. Data were drawn from the three agricultural zones in the State. A functional market in each of the zone was randomly selected. Primary data were obtained by means of interview schedule (questionnaire) administered to consumers of rice at retailers shops. Data were analyzed using descriptive techniques and ordinary least square (OLS) multiple regression analysis. The result showed tha...

Profitability of Okra Production and Marketing in Imo State

This study looked at the profitability of okra production and marketing in Imo State, Nigeria. Multi-stage and random sampling technique were used to select 81 respondents for this study. Information on the objectives of this study was elicited from the sampled respondents through a structured questionnaire. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics such as the mean, frequency distribution, percentage, gross margin analysis and multiple regression model. Majority of therespondents were ...

Assessment of the Implementation of Advisory Services and Input Support Components by Fadama III Beneficiaries in Oyo State

ABSTRACT This study aimed at assessing the implementation of advisory services and input support components by Fadama III beneficiaries in Oyo state. The Project Implementation Manual (PIM) of Fadama III advisory services and input support components which involved specific activities the project proposed to execute was being used as a criteria to check the accomplishment of the project as projected. Thus, in determining the gap between ‘what is’ and‘what ought to be’ beneficiaries o...

Land Productivity of Different Use Levels of Sustainable Soil Management Techniques in Imo State.

AbstractLand productivity of the farmers can be improved when farmers adopt improved soil management techniques that are environmentally friendly. This study looked at land productivity of different use levels of sustainable soil management techniques(SSMT) of arable crop farmers in Imo state, Nigeria. Multi-stage random sampling technique was used to select 209 arable crop farmers. Objectives of this study were elicited from the sampled respondents through a well-structured questionnaire. Da...

Determinants of Land Productivity among Arable Crop Farmers Using Sustainable Soil Management Techniques in Imo State

Abstract The magnitude of soil management techniques engaged by the crop farmers determines to an extent the level of land productivity of the farmers. This study examined thedeterminants of land pproductivity among arable crop farmers using sustainable soil management techniques in Imo State, Nigeria. Multi-stage randomsampling technique was used to select 209 arable crop farmers for this study. Information on the objectives of this study was elicited from the sampled respondentsthrough a we...

Analysis of Food Security Among Farming Households in Imo State

AbstractPrevalence of food insecurity has remained a concern in Imo State and indeed the Sub-Saharan Africa. Hence, this study investigated the analysis of food security among farming households in Imo State, Nigeria. Multi-stage random sampling technique was used to select 144 farmers for this study. Information on the objectives of this study was elicited from the sampled respondents through a well- structured questionnaire. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Food security ind...

ASSESSMENT OF FACTORS INFLUENCING THE ADOPTION AND REJECTION OF URBAN TREES IN AKURE SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ONDO STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT Trees have been an important aspect of human settlements from history in the days of our forefathers and only a few of the urban dwellers have recognized the benefits gotten from these trees. Urban trees has several benefits it provides to the society, including physiological benefits, aesthetic benefits, prevention of land degradation, reduces increased noise level, social and ecological benefits, provision of fruits, nuts, leaves, fuel wood, fodder, vegetables, shade, and windbreak...


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