Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

LECTURE 01 ON SKILLS FOR SDGs- PRENEURSHIP- INTRODUCTION

SDGs-Prenuership, is a subject that deals with how to turn the UN Global Goals into Local Sustainable Businesses. This is the right thinking and concern for the world now in order to achieve the 2030 Agenda through the SDGs. Thus, this lecture provides a practical guide on how to actualize this laudable sustainable development goals of the UN for the benefit of people and planet earth. It is well simplified so that all may understand, participate and reap the benefit of the UN Global Goals.

Hotel Management and service performance standards.

This handout on hotel management and service performance standard seek to address the gap in hotel services done by employees and employers. It enumerates what needs to be known and done to achieve high service skills. For any intending hotelier, this handout is a must have for you and one can train and acquire knowledge from it.  Different departments of the hotel were captured in it down to making of some cocktails and service equipments. This handout is knowledge on its own.

ASSESSMENT OF SOIL CHEMICAL DEGRADATION UNDER KOLANUT PRODUCTION IN IMOTA LAGOS STATE

ABSTRACTOne of the most serious problems currently affecting agricultural production in developing countries especially Nigeria is land degradation. The adverse effect of land degradation on soil production, soil health and food security is an important current global issue. Hence, this study assessed the chemical degradation of soils under kolanut production with the view of optimizing its production through appropriate management practices that is environmentally friendly and sustainable. S...

ASSESSMENT OF SOIL CHEMICAL DEGRADATION UNDER KOLANUT PRODUCTION IN IMOTA, LAGOS STATE

One of the most serious problems currently affecting agricultural production in developing countries especially Nigeria is land degradation. The adverse effect of land degradation on soil production, soil health and food security is an important current global issue. Hence, this study assessed the chemical degradation of soils under kolanut production with the view of optimizing its production through appropriate management practices that is environmentally friendly and sustainable. Surface (...

Cost and Returns of Vegetable Production in Delta State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The study examined the costs and returns of vegetable crops production in Delta State, Nigeria. The objectives were to describe the socio-economic characteristic of vegetable crops farmers, identify the major vegetable crops cultivated and the production system adopted in the study area, examine the effect of socio-economic factors on output of vegetable crops production, determine the structure of costs, returns and therefore profitability of vegetable crops production, ex...

Evaluation of Soil Potential for Crops {cassava and rice} Production.

ABSTRACTThe research was conducted in Obi Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria to evaluate the potentials of the soils for Cassava and Rice cultivation using the requirements for Cassava and Rice as adapted by Sys. (1985) method. The characters used were classified under climatic, physicochemical, topographic, soil wetness and fertility factors.The soil samples were collected from six (6) different locations and in each location six (6) bulked soil samples were prepared and ana...

EFFECT OF WOOD ASH TREATMENT ON CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF CASHEW NUT SHELL

         ABSTRACTThis study was conducted to investigate the effect of wood ash solution on chemical composition of cashew nut shell. Approximately 200g, 400g, and 600g of wood ash were weighed into separate plastic containers. 1 litre of the wood ash solution containing 200g, 400g, 600g and 0g of wood ash respectively was used to soak 200g of the milled cashew nut shell for 24 hrs to make four treatment, which was replicated thrice in a complete randomized design. Result showed th...

Assessment of Intra-Urban Migration in Maiduguri During the Period of Insurgency

ABSTRACTThis research entitled “assessment of intra-urban migration pattern in Maiduguri during the period of insurgency” covers the period between 2009-2015 and explores new issues in understanding the nature, trend, pattern and effects of intra-urban migration on both the migrants and their destinations. Purposive sampling method was used to explore individual migrants from six selected words of Gomari air port, Ngomari Costain, Bolori, Mashamari, Maisandari I and Mairi wards. A total o...

Potential of Honey production enterprise for improved livelihood among honey producers in Nigeria

A REVIEW STUDIES ON POTENTIAL OF HONEY PRODUCTION ENTERPRISE FOR IMPROVED LIVELIHOOD AMONG HONEY PRODUCERS IN NIGERIA.* Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development University of Ibadan, Nigeria.                ABSTRACTThe study assessed the potential of honey production among the beekeepers in Saki rural zone of Oyo State. The population of the study consisted of all honey entrepreneurs or producers. A multistage random samplin...

A LINEAR PROGRAMMING APPROACH FOR SUSTAINABLE HARVESTING SCHEDULE FOR TECTONA GRANDIS LINN F. IN OMO FOREST RESERVE, NIGERIA.

ABSTRACTLinear programming (LP)is a useful analytical tool for determining future sequence of harvests from the forest. It has been an inherent part of forest management planning and decision-making.This study was carried out to determine the optimal harvesting schedules for Tectona grandis plantations in Omo Forest Reserve, Southwestern Nigeria using Linear Programming. The plantations are being managed for timber production and are to be exploited within twenty five (25) years based on a 5-...

Impact of Tourism on the Economic Development of the Nation

Imo State Government has been facing a lot of financial difficulties due to the recent development in the economy of the nation, which adversely affected the fund allocation of states. Since Imo State Government must carry out its civic duties, there is need for it to look for supplementary sources of revenue. The major purpose of this research is to critically examine the feasibility of choosing tourism as an additional source of revenue from tourism development in the state and the ro...

PROSPECTS OF MANGO PRODUCTION IN YILO KROBO DISTRICT, EASTERN REGION, GHANA

ABSTRACT The study was conducted in the Yilo Krobo district to investigate the potentials and constraints of the rapidly growing mango plantations in the area. A total of forty (40) famers were randomly selected from five (5) communities in the district for the study. Descriptive statistics, matrix ranking, Net Present Value and Benefit Cost Ratio were the main techniques used to analyze the results.The result shows that the farmers grow as many as eleven (11) varieties of mango of whi...

Corporate Community Crisis in Nigeria

Abstract: So long as human beings live together and pursue different goals in the same environment, conflict of interest must arise. The inability to manage conflict results to crisis. The causes and consequences of crisis can be avoided through dialogue.  In crisis resolution, the main concerns of the arbitrators are the search for peace through proper diagnosis of the causes and there commendation of adequate compensation to victims. This was the case between the Niger-Delta M...

SUSTAINING EMMERGENCY MANAGEMENT VANGUARDS IN NIGERIA.

As the sun rises in a country like ours, most people try to begin their day with a positive mindset despite the ongoing mishaps that affect them directly or indirectly. Just last week, I was reliably informed that our proposed fitness exercise in the stadium would not hold due to security challenges in the country. This goes a long way to portray the negative effect of such challenges as it affects our essential life in a world filled with unspeakable uncertainties. It doesn’t mat...

EFFECTS OF BIODIVERSITY LOSS ON ECOSYSTEM HEALTH

Biodiversity (biological diversity) is commonly defined as the variety of all life. It includes genetic, species and ecosystem diversity and all the interactions between them. Biodiversity is important because it contributes to environmental, economic, cultural and social well-being by providing valuable ecosystem services such as pollination, carbon storage by forests, bio filtration of water, nutrient cycling, soil formation, erosion control, sediment retention and recreation opp...


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