Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

WOMEN PARTICIPATION IN TRANSFORMATION OF AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME OF BAUCHI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF BAUCHI STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACTThe study examined the participation of women in transformation of agricultural development programme of Bauchi local government area of Bauchi state, Nigeria. Data were collected from 60 respondents in the study area using structured questionnaire.The data were analyzed using simple descriptive statistics and regression analysis. The results shows that 61.7% of the respondents were female, 70% of the respondents were within the age range of (35-45) years and married (78.3%), and (30%...

Early Growth of Selected Indigenous Tree Species in Response to Water Quality

AbstractIntroduction Materials and method          Study area          Data collection           Evaluation of physiological parameters         Assessment of biomass          Land area        Leaf areaResult and Discussion Conclusion Recommendation References

IDENTIFICATION OF CONSTRAINTS AND EFFECTIVE EDUCATIONAL STRATEGIES INFLUENCING THE PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION OFFICERS IN OYO AND OGUN STATES NIGERIA

  Abstract: Agricultural extension contributes to improving the welfare of farmers and other stakeholders by providing access to knowledge and information. This has led to increasing emphasis on effective training strategies to develop extension staff competencies. The study therefore focused on identification of constraints and effective educational strategies influencing the professional competencies of extension officers in Oyo and Ogun states Nigeria. Simple random sampling tec...

The Determinants of Household Demand for Maize in Iwo ADP Zone of Osun State

ABSTRACTThis study analyses the determinants of household demand for maize in Iwo Adp zone of Osun State. The objectives of the study were to:- Analyse the determinants of demand for maize, determine the level of demand for maize and determine the income distribution of the household maize consumers in the area of study. A multi-stage sampling procedure was used to select one hundred and twenty respondents in the area. The descriptive statistics that was employed in this study include mean, f...

Effects of Mimosa diplotricha Leaf on the Organ Weights and Organoleptic Properties of Three Broiler Strains

The effect of Mimosa diplotricha on the organ weights and organoleptic properties of three broiler breeds was studied using 120 day-old chicks reared for eight weeks. The work was carried out using randomized complete block design. The breeds namely Arbo Acre, Cobbs and Ross were designated as treatment 1, 2 and 3, respectively with three replicates each. Two diet groups; diet with 2% Mimosa diplotricha leaf meal and diets without the leaf meal were administered. The organ weights and organol...

Enhancing Food Supply Through Genetic Engineering

ABSTRACTGreat progress has been made over the past decades with respect to the application of genetic engineering to increase food supply and to generate nutritionally improved food crops. The role of genetically modified (GM) crops for food security is the subject of public controversy. Genetically engineered crops could contribute to food production increase and higher food availability. They also impact on food quality and nutrient composition. This work discusses the challenges of food in...

IMPORTANCE OF AGRICULTURAL JOURNALISM

Agricultural Journalism can be described as that part of social activity, which is primarily concerned with the gathering, packaging and reporting of agricultural related news and views to the publics in a timely manner. This is achieved through various media, including Print, electronic (TV and radio), Internet, etc. Agricultural journalism has also been defined a specialized branch of journalism which deals with the techniques of receiving, writing, editing and reporting from infor...

EFFECT OF HAEMOSPORIDIAN PARASITES ON SOME HAEMATOLOGICAL PARAMETERS OF EPOMOPHORUS GAMBIANUS IN ZARIA, NIGERIA

ABSTRACTBats are viviparous and belong to the order Chiroptera; the second largest mammalian order with 1232 species (Altringham, 1996; Schnipper et al., 2008). Bats are nocturnal mammals that are important for the maintenance of the ecosystem (Hill and Smith, 1984). They are the only flying mammals and are found everywhere except in the Antarctica and Arctic regions (Hill and Smith, 1984) and perhaps are the most abundant, diverse and geographically dispersed vertebrates (Schnipper et al., 2...

Healing Effect of Faldherbia albida stem bark extract (FASB) on burn wound regarding tissue regeneration in Wistar albino rats

ABSTRACT A study was conducted in order to evaluate the effects of Faldherbia albida stem bark extract (FASB) contained in liposome gel at different concentration and silver sulfadiazine (SSD) cream on healing process of burn wounds in Wistar albino rats. Thirty five adult Wistar-albino rats were divided into five (5) groups of seven (7) rats each. A burn was generated on the backs of all the rats, done by subjecting to full thickness second degree skin burns with 5cm surface area d...

The Nexus in the Volatility in the Price of Crude Oil on Inclusive Growth in Nigeria (1986 - 2016)

AbstractNigeria is a mono-product economy, where the main export commodity is crudeoil, changes in crude oil prices has effects for the Nigerian economy and, inparticular, inclusive growth proxied by per capita GDP. The latter is mostlyimportant due to the double dilemma of being an oil exporting and oil-importingcountry, a situation that emerged in the last decade. The study examined the effectsof oil price, per capita GDP, real exchange rate, inflation, unemployment andinterest rate on incl...

ASSESSMENT OF FACTORS INFLUENCING THE USE INTENSITY OF IMPROVED SOIL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN IMO STATE, NIGERIA

The study evaluated the factors influencing the use intensity of improved soil management practices in Imo State, Nigeria. Data were obtained from 209 farmers with the aid of structured questionnaire. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistical tools such as the mean, frequency and percentages. The findings revealed that age, education, farming experience, household size, occupation and farm size etc are important factors influencing the use intensity of improved agricultural practices i...

Abundance and distibution of squirrel in FCWM New Bussa, Niger State, Nigeria.

ABSTRACT         The study was conducted on the abundance and the distribution of squirrel in federal college of wildlife management, by identifying the types, abundance and the distribution of squirrel species utilizing the study area. Four randomly selected plots 200m each were established in the college estate namely, Farm land area (plot 1) Mini zoo area (plot 2), Residential area (plot 3), and (plot 4). Natural land area. Census was carr...

Learning Theories for Colleges and Universities

Learning theoryies is a panacea to learning and teaching situations as it reveals the secret behind how human being learns at different levels, the methods of teaching and their effectiveness.This book contains different learning theories and theorists, their brief history content of their theories, application to classroom situations, strengths and weaknesses of each theory, implication of each theory to Nigerian situations. This book will broaden the knowledge of students as regards various...

Hotel Management: How to Achieve Service Performance Standard and Good Customer Satisfaction

Abstract. This handout on hotel management talks on service performance standard, how to achieve good customer satisfaction, the various things to do as a hotelier and service equipments. I implore every hospitality enthusiast to go for it.

Economics of Cheese Production among Nomadic Households in Ogun State, Nigeria

The selling of dairy products is widespread among the Fulani. The traditional pastoral sector is noted for the production and vending of milk is the most important economic preoccupation of the Fulani however, it faces many challenges in Nigeria. The study therefore, examined the profitability of cheese production among nomadic households in Ogun State. Data were with an interview schedule from 180 randomly selected nomadic households. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics and farm ...


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