Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

Effects of Production Resources on Gross Margin of Cocoa Production in Osun State

ABSTRACTCocoa has been a major source of income for many Nigerians and a major source of foreign exchange earnings for the country. However its production has been experiencing a declining trend in recent times. Many factors have been implicated. One major factor is the inaccessibility of inputs.   The objective of this study therefore describes the socio-economic characteristic of cocoa farmers, it evaluates the level of profitability and also determined the effect of input demand on th...

Assessment of Woody Species Diversity in Different Ecological Zones of Taraba State, Nigeria: A Strategy for Conservation

This study assessed woody species diversity in different ecological zones of Taraba State. The objectives were to determine the abundance, distribution and comparison of woody species diversity in order to protect and monitor the forest ecosystems. Data were obtained through woody species survey and the study area was stratified in to three ecological zones and two protected areas. Five plots each measuring 50 × 50 m were sampled in each protected area. Data were analyzed using descriptive a...

Impact of Socioeconomic Factors and Environmental Hazards on Technical Efficiency of Shrimp Farms at Cam Thinh Dong Commune, Cam Ranh District, Vietnam

TABLE OF CONTENTLIST OF TABLESLIST OF FIGURESLIST OF ABBREVIATIONSABSTRACTINTRODUCTION1.1 BACKGROUND INFORMATION1.2 PROBLEM STATEMENT1.3 AIM1.6 TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY1.7 MEASUREMENT OF TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY1.8 STOCHASTIC PRODUCTION FRONTIER1.9 LITERATURE REVIEW2.0 DATA2.1 DATA SAMPLING METHODOLOGY2.2 PRIMARY SURVEY2.3 PRE-TESTING2.4 DATA COLLECTION2.5 DATA SAMPLE AGGREGATE3.0 METHOD3.1 DATA PROCESSING AND ANALYSIS3.3 EXPECTATION4.0  RESULT4.1 THE EMPIRICAL RESULT4.2 TEST OF HYPOTHESIS4.3 IN...

A STUDY OF MORPHOMETRIC VARIATIONS, CONDITION FACTOR AND LENGTH-WEIGHT RELATIONSHIPS OF 3 CLARIID CATFISH SPECIES OF THEAMALO STREAM, KENYA

Table of Content ACKNOWLEDGEMENTList of Tables Chapter One11.1 Introduction11.2 Problem of statement1.3 Justification of the study1.5 Objectives1.6 HypothesisChapter Two2.0 Literature Review2.1 Morphometric variations of catfish species2.2 Length- weight relationship of Clariid family2.3 Condition factor of Clarias3.0 Chapter three3.1 Materials and methods4a) Study area4b) Sample collection3.2 Data analysis20a) Morphometric variations among three C. Liocephalus, C. gariepinus, and C. all...

Economic Efficiency of Small Scale Tomato Production in Turbo Sub County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe horticulture industry sustains millions of livelihoods in Kenya through local and export markets.The study sought to assess the economic efficiency of tomato production with a view to initiating appropriate interventions, including informing tomato development initiatives and policy makers. The research took a broad use of survey design, literature review and insight analysis, the sub-components of explanatory design. The study was conducted in Turbo sub-county, Uasin Gishu County...

EFFECT OF GLYPHOSATE AND PARAQUAT ON BIODIVERSITY OF SOIL INVERTEBRATE FAUNA AT THE TEACHING AND RESEARCH FARM OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY ILE

ABSTRACTThis study investigated the effect of glyphosate and paraquat on soil invertebrate fauna biodiversity, soil physico-chemical properties and the relationship between them with a view to determining the ecological effects of chemicals on the environment. An experimental field of 19 m by 11 m was mapped out at the Teaching and Research Farm of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, for the study. Plots of 4 m by 3 m separated by 1 m were laid out in completely randomized design with three...

Student's Perception on the Influence of Rehabilitation Counselling in Integrating Physically Challenged Students in Public Secondary Schools in Yaba Local Government Area of Lagos State

TABLE OF CONTENTAbstractCHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION Background of the studyStatement of the problemPurpose of studyResearch questionsResearch hypothesesSignificance   of   thestudyResearch limitations/scope of studyOperational definitions of termsCHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEWIntroductionConceptualframeworkThe concept of rehabilitation, social integration and physical disabilitySocial perception/treatment of persons with disabilityChallenges faced by people with disabil...

MARKETING ANALYSIS OF RED PEPPER (Capsicum annum) IN OLAMABORO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KOGI STATE, NIGERIA

This study was carried out with the aim of analyzing the marketing of red pepper (Capsicum annum) in Olamaboro local government area of Kogi state. Specific objectives of the study included describing the socio-economic characteristics of marketers in the study area, to identify the various marketing channels employed in the marketing of red pepper in the study area, to identify the various marketing costs incurred, to determine the marketing margin of red pepper marketing in the study area, ...

Marketing analysis of Red pepper in Olamaboro local government area in kogi state

This study was carried out with the aim of analyzing the marketing of red pepper (Capsicum annum) in Olamaboro local government area of Kogi state. Specific objectives of the study included describing the socio-economic characteristics of marketers in the study area, to identify the various marketing channels employed in the marketing of red pepper in the study area, to identify the various marketing costs incurred, to determine the marketing margin of red pepper marketing in the study area, ...

PROXIMATE AND MINERAL COMPOSITIONS OF THE EDIBLE PORTION OF MACROBRACHIUM MACROBRACHION FROM COASTAL WATERS OF ONDO STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACTThis study, proximate and mineral compositions of Macrobrachium macrobrachion, was conducted to evaluate the nutritive quality of the prawn. Thirteen samples of Macrobrachium macrobrachion were procured from prawn mongers at Igbokoda in Ondo State, and were identified using Identification sheet by FAO and Powell. Prawn samples were prepared for analysis: smoke-dried, separated into whole body, flesh (edible portion) and waste, and weighed. The flesh were ground into fine powder ...

Significance of Road Transportation System in the Development of Tourism Industry

ABSTRACTThis study was carried out to assess the significance of road transportation on tourism development Nigeria. The objectives of this study was to determine the demographic characteristics of the respondents, determine the significance of good road to tourism development, assess the level of tourism growth in Nigeria and identify constraints experienced by tourist in terms of road transportation. The study was carried out in Badagry slave trade tourist site, Badagry Local Government Are...

CATTLE EGRET ASSOCIATION WITH CATTLE WITHIN FUNAAB

Looking at the mutual benefit (Symbiosis) of cattle egrets and cattle, their feeding mode and all characteristics that make them a great kind of bird.

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...


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