Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

Effects Of Broodstock Sex Pairing Ratios And Resting Periods Of The Nile Tilapia Oreochromis Niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758) On Fry Production

ABSTRACT The Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758) forms about 80% of farmed fish in Ghana. However, the unavailability of its seed all year round for culture is a major constraint. This study evaluated the effects of varying male to female broodstock pairing ratios of 1:1, 1:2 and 1:3 with resting intervals of 0, 3 and 7 days on fry production performance of the Akosombo strain of the Nile tilapia at the Ashaiman Aquaculture Demonstration Centre, Ghana. Nine (9) trea...

Credit Use And Its Effect On Profitability Among Smallholder Maize Farmers In The Brong Ahafo Region Of Ghana

ABSTRACT The study assesses credit use and its effect on profitability among smallholder maize farmers in the Brong Ahafo Region. A multistage sampling technique involving purposive sampling, stratified sampling and simple random sampling technique were employed to select the region,  two municipalities from the region and  200 smallholder maize farmers respectively for the survey using well-structured questionnaires. The study took into consideration a description of the...

Effect Of Nucleus Farmer-Outgrower Schemes On Input Use Efficiency And Profitability Among Smallholder Farmers In The Northern Region Of Ghana

ABSTRACT  The study assesses the effect of nucleus farmer-outgrower schemes on input use efficiency and profitability among smallholder farmers in the Northern Region of Ghana. Simple random sampling technique was employed to sample three districts from the Northern Region and a total of 330 smallholder farmers made up of 150 outgrowers and 180 non-outgrowers were interviewed using structured questionnaires. A comparative analysis is made between outgrowers and non-outgrowers. ...

A Comparison of the Growth of the Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis Niloticus, Linnaeus, 1758) Fingerlings Fed with Blue Crown® And Skretting® Commercial Feeds

ABSTRACTA comparison of the growth of the Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus)fingerlings fed with Blue crown® and Skretting® commercial feeds was studiedfor a period of 8 weeks. A total of sixty fingerlings of Oreochromis niloticuswere used. The treatments showed significant difference (p0.05)between   the   two   feeds.  Some   water   quality   parameters   assessed   during   theexperiment indicated that only the dissolved oxygen was significantly differentbetween the two treatments (p

The Importance of Forest to Mankind

A forest is a large area of land covered with trees and bushes. It can also be defined as an area of land with high density of trees or a large expense of land covered with trees and a home for wild animals. All forests are either natural or artificial. The natural forest exists on their own while the artificial ones are established and managed by man.Forests cover about 30 percent of the earth’s surface and contain about 3 trillion trees. They exist in dry, wet, freezing cold, and scorchin...

Contribution Of Gorilla Naming (Kwita Izina) In Rwandan Tourism. A Case Study Of Volcanoes National Park In Musanze District

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Deforestation And Environmental Degradation: Acase Study Of Aberdare Forest Central Province, Kenya

ABSTRACTDeforestation in Africa has been a consequence of a combination of factors includingagricultural expansion, commercial harvesting, increased firewood collection,inappropriate land and tree tenure regimes and industria lization. Drought, civil warsand bush fires also contribute significantly to deforestation. (F.A.O 1997, 1998).The main variables ~ considered included the factors leading to deforestation(cases), the consequences of this vice on the environment, what has been...

Susceptibility of common bean cultivars to storage fungal pathogens

In Menoua Division, common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is amongst the legumes which are greatly cultivated with farmers growing different cultivar types. Upon harvest, these cultivars are stored to be used as food over the storage period or for sale. Unfortunately, appropriate facilities for storing the cultivars after harvest are not available hence predisposing the grains to fungi infection. The knowledge of cultivars resistant to damage by storage fungi would therefore&nbsp...

Mycotoxin contamination of stored maize in Kenya

In Kenya, maize is a staple food and is stored after harvest as a source of food and for sale. From the stored maize, the surplus from that meant for food is sold by some farmers to earn income. The quality of the maize in store depends on the storage facility. Poorly constructed and unmaintained structures may allow leakage of water and entry by rodents and insects which may mechanically damage the maize by nibbling and holing respectively, thus predisposing the grains to...

Mechanized Agriculture And Soil Degradation: A Case Study Of Moiben Division, Uasin Gishu District, Kenya.

AbstractAgricultural mechanization embraces the use of tools, implements, and machines for a widerange of farm operations from land preparation to planting, harvesting, omfarm processing,storage, and marketing of products while soil degradation is defined as the process which lowersthe current and/or the potential capability of soil. This study was therefore to assess the degree of mechanized agriculture and its role in soil degradation in Moiben division in Uasin Gishu distric...

Environmental Conservation And Recreational Park Development In Uganda, A Case Of Centenary Park

The objective the study was to examine the impact of the environmental conservation guidelines :>n the development of recreational parks in Uganda, the Centenary Park being a case in point, to find out how the environmental conservation policies have been designed to regulate the ievelopment of recreational parks in Uganda., to establish the level of impact of the mvironmental policy direction in the development of recreational parks, to find out the remedies tdopted to ensure that parkl...

Problems Associated With Agricultural Systems In Lugoba Village, Bagamoyo District Tanzania.

ABSTRACTThis research study identifies the agricultural systems and their problems in Lugobavillage. In the village the land is subjected to a number of activities among whichagriculture is the most predominant.During the study a representative sample of 70 people was selected randomly sincealmost all the people in the village are farmers, selection was not hard.Data was collected using a series of methods which included observation, interviews,recording, questionnaire and use of second...

The Forms And Effects Of Soil Degradation On Agricultural Land: Case Study Bor Town, Jonglei State, South Sudan

ABSTRACTThe research on “The Forms and Effects of Soil Degradation on Agricultural Land” wascalTied out in Bor town Jonglei State, south Sudan. The major areas of the investigationwere discussed to known the causes of soil degradation and adverse impacts on farmingland and what solutions to be put in place to minimize the occurrence of soil degradation.Methods like photography, interviews, questionnaires, and observation were used foreffective and efficient data collection.At the per...

The Social Economic Effects Of Tourism Development To The People Since The End Of The 1994 Genocide In Rwanda, Case Study Of Musanze District.

ABSTRACTThe study examined the social economic effects of tourism development to the people since beend of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Objectives that guided the study included; to examine thebenefits of tourism to the people in Musanze district since 1994, to examine the challenges totourism development in people in Musanze district since the end of the 1994 genocide and toestablish strategies through which the social economic life of the people in Musanze district maybe improved throu...

Information Technology And Sustainable Tourism Development Of Selected Museums In Kampala-Uganda

ABSTRACTThe study was about information technology and sustainable tourism development in selectedmuseums of Kampala-Uganda. The study was based on the following four objectives; todetermine the respondents profile in terms of age, gender, level of education, marital status andexperience: to establish the level of effectiveness of information technology in the selectedmuseums of Kampala-Uganda; to determine the level of sustainable tourism development in theselected museums of Kampala-Ug...


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