Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

Secondary School Tourism Education in Nigeria : Challenges and Possible Solutions

AbstractTourism as an industry cuts across other industries like transportation, travel agencies, airline operators, hospitality, catering services, and many others. Trained personnel are needed to manage these establishments for tourism development in Nigeria. The role of secondary education is to place the foundation for further education and if a good foundation is laid at this level, there are likely to be no problem at subsequent levels in the tourism industry. This paper recognized the ...

Assessing the Use of Traditional Media in Development of Domestic Tourism in Rural Community

The role of traditional media has been very significant in rural development since the turn of this century, and with the advent of new media, the forms and ways of communication have become more specialized. Every human society has developed its traditional modes and channels of communication which characterize its existence, organization and development. These communication modes and channels form the basis upon which the communities, especially the rural community, policy makers, planners ...

Impact of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency Towards the Development of Tourism and Hospitality Industry in Nigeria

Aviation services play a vital role among other services in the tourism industry throughout the world. Hence, the main objective of this study is to find out the Impacts of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) towards the development of tourism and hospitality industry in Nigeria, these impact are economic impact, environmental impact and social impact. The aviation industry supports tourism and international business by providing the world’s only rapid worldwide transportation networ...

Growth Performance, Haematology and Blood Serum Chemistry of Weaner Rabbits Fed Parboiled-Sundried False Yam (Icacina Tricantha) Meal at Varying Replacement Level for Maize

A seven-week feeding trial was conducted at the Rabbitary Unit of the Teaching and Research Farm, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma to evaluate the growth performance, hematology and serum biochemistry of 15 unsexed weaner rabbits fed varying levels of Parboiled sundried false yam (Icacina tricantha) meal. Five treatments were formulated with diet one containing 100% maize as control, while in diet two, three, four and five parboiled sundried false yam meal replaced the percentage proportion of...

EFFECT OF REPLACING MAIZE WITH VARYING LEVELS OF CASSAVA GRIT ON THE HAEMATOLOGY AND SERUM BIOCHEMISTRY OF STARTING COCKERELS

A sixteen week trial was conducted to assess the effect of replacing cassava grit (CG) formaize on the haematology and serum biochemistry of 120 “day old” Harco cockerelchickens. Four experimental cockerel starter and finisher diets were formulated withformulated to contain 0% cassava grit while diet 2, 3 and 4 were formulated to containcassava grit at 33.3, 66.6 and 100% replacement for maizeto the four treatment diets in a completely randomized designed (CRD). Haindices assayed revealed...

Looting The Looters: The Paradox of Anti-Corruption Crusades in Nigeria's Fourth Republic

 The ubiquitous nature of corruption in Nigeria’s political boulevard has been a cogged wheel that backpedal developmental liberation in the country. Consequently, Nigerian government embarked on major reform that led to the creation of Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to eliminate the scars of corruption in Nigeria’s political map during Olusegun Obasanjo’s regime. However, the anti-corruption institution has received a lot of criticism among the general populace in Nige...

The Role and Challenges of Local Government in Community Development: An Insight

The Role and Challenges of Local Government in Community Development: An Insight

Survival and Growth Rate of Clarias gariepinus Larvae Fed with Artemia salina and Inert Diet.

This project work was basically conducted to provide fish farmers a preferable diet for Catfish fry.. Several diets were used while the fish growth rate amongst other parameters were observed Abstract The growth and survival of Clarias gariepinus larvae (0.42mg) fed Artemia salina (D1), inert diet (egg white + fish meal) (D2) and a combination of both diets (D3) was investigated for 42 days. Each diet was feed to 80 post yolk-sac fry,  in  triplicate  plastic  ta...

PROJECT PROPOSAL ON PIGGERY FARMING

 A project proposal on piggery to help young african entrepreneursTABLE OF CONTENTS1.0.  INTRODUCTION1.1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY1.2. NAME OF FARM1.3. PROJECT AND LOCATION1.4. VISION1.5. MISSION STATEMENT2.0. BUSNESS OWNERSHIP2.1. EDUCATIONAL QUALIFCATION  AND ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE OF THE BUSINESS2.2. NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES2.3. MARKET AND MARKETING STRATEGY2.4. COST OF PROJECT, FINANCNG AND BREAK EVEN ANALYSIS2.5. LAND AND BUILDING2.6. FARM IMPLEMENTS AND MACHINERIES3.0. UTILITIES3.1. MAN POWER REQUI...

Modelling Herbivore Feeding Effects on Vegetables and peppers

ABSTRACTThe study modelled the effects of different feeding effects of herbivores on Corchorus olitorius and Capsicum annum. Thirty polyethylene pots were set up for each crop in the screen house of the Botanical Garden, University of ilorin. Each crop plant were sown using seeds. Three weeks after planting (3 WAP), the defoliation patterns of all  leaf removal (ALR), Half leaf removal (HLR) and perforation of all leaves (PFL) were made for Corchorus olitorius with the aid of scissors an...

TRADITIONAL SWINE PRODUCTION, PRODUCTIVITY AND MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN AFRICA: THE CASE OF ETHIOPIA

This book provides an overall information on the socio-economic characteristics of swine producers, motivational drivers to keep pigs, production systems, feeding & slurry management, breed features, reproductive performance, breeding practice, breed selection criteria and constraints in the swine production value chain. The studies' findings presented in this book are compared with the findings of similar studies conducted in different African countries so that the overall information ...

LIVE PIGS, PORK AND PORK PRODUCTS MARKETING IN AFRICA: THE CASE OF ETHIOPIA

The book presents findings of various studies conducted on marketing of live pigs , pork & pork products, pork quality traits and consumers preferences. The studies' findings were compared with the findings of similar studies conducted in different African countries so that the overall information presented in this book provides an overall image of the studied parameters in Africa. The book is divided into four chapters. CHAPTER 1 provides the overall summary of the different st...

DETECTION OF QUANTITATIVE TRAIT LOCI: CHICKEN EGG AND REPRODUCTIVE TRAITS

This book provides research findings of the study conducted with the aim of revealing genetic loci influencing egg production traits in crosses between the chicken inbred lines New Hampshire and White Leghorn which were kept at the animal experimental station of Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany. Besides providing the quantitative trait loci (QTL) information, the performance of the parental lines for various production and reproductive traits were well described. The book is...

Improving Poultry Production in Ethiopia Through Production System Studies, Breed Characterization and Implementation of Improved Practices

Although, there are different poultry production systems in Ethiopia, the backyard productionsystem is the predominant oneandit is characterized bysmall flocksize, poor management, and not effective in terms of production and productivity. The demand of thecountry for egg production has not been achieved yet. Thus, there is a need to introduce an environmentally friendly, productive and sustainable production system that can better profit the producers and satisfy egg demand of the country. T...

Improving Ethiopian dairy sector through characterization of the production system, adopting Brazilian technologies, capacity building & farm data management

 Crossbreeding of temperate breeds with local cattle has been practiced for several decades in the country to improve the production and productivity of local animals. However, the interventions made so far were limited to highland agro-ecologies and partly in midlands. There is no improved dairy cattle technological options in Ethiopia for lowland agro-ecologies particularly for heat stress zones. Thus, this project was initiated between the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBR...


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