Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

IMPORTANCE OF TREES TO THE ENVIRONMENT

Trees play a very vital and important role in our environments and also help us in our daily activities

GENDER AND SOCIAL VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT OF FOREST-BASED COMMUNITIES TO CLIMATE CHANGE AND VARIABILITY IN SOUTHWEST NIGERIA

Globally, climate variability and change has been characterized as a phenomenon impinge negatively upon different rural livelihoods within forest based communities in complex ways, Nigeria rural people are not exempted. Concern is emerging such that the negotiations on climate change do not fully involve the affected groups yet each of these groups is impacted by climate change in different ways. The gender vulnerability analysis to the effects of climate change and v...

An Assessment of the Impact of the District Development Facility (DDF) in the MMDAS: A Case Study of Techiman Municipality in the Brong Ahafo Region

The study investigated the District Development Facility in the Techiman Municipality and its contribution to development. The study was descriptive using both primary and secondary data. Data was collected from 150 respondents using the questionnaire. Data was analysed using the SPSS. The main objective of the research therefore sought to analyse the concept and contributions of the DDF to the socio-economic development of the Techiman Municipality. The study found that the DDF has...

IMPACT OF NON-OIL EXPORT ON THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR IN NIGERIA (1986-2016)

This study examined the impact of non-oil export on the manufacturing sector in Nigeria within the time frame of 1986-2016. Time series data on manufacturing output was the dependent variable, while the independent variables were non-oil export, exchange rate and non-oil import. The technique of estimation employed in the study was the Ordinary Least Square (OLS) regression analysis. The results revealed that exchange rate and non-oil import have significant impact on manufacturing out...

EFFECT OF CONSOLIDATION POLICY IN NIGERIAN BANKING INSTITUTIONS ON AGRIBUSINESS SECTOR PERFORMANCE (1995-2014)

The broad objective of this study was to analyze the effects of consolidation policy in Nigerian banking institutions on agribusiness sector performance. The specific policies of interest were merger and acquisition policy. The study covered 1995-2014 periods. Secondary data from CBN annual reports and statement of accounts, CBN bulletin and National Bureau of Statistics were used for the study. The data were analyzed by the use of regression models. Findings revealed that merger and acquisit...

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...


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