Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

PALM OIL AND PALM WASTE POTENTIAL IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACTOil palm is the most important product from Nigeria that has helped to change the scenario of its agriculture and economy. Lignocellulosic biomass which is produced from the oil palm industries includes oil palm trunks (OPT), oil palm fronds (OPF), empty fruit bunches (EFB), and palm pressed fibres (PPF), palm shells and palm oil mill effluent (POME). However, the presence of these oil palm wastes has created a major disposal problem. The fundamental principles of waste management are...

CONTRIBUTION OF COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (CSDP) TO PARTICIPATORY RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN SELECTED LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS, ONDO STATE, NIGERIA.

The study assessed the contribution of Community and Social Development Project (CSDP) to participatory rural development in Ondo State from 2009-2014. Despite the various effort of government to address the problem of rural development in Ondo State, the level of rural amenities has not improved. The objective of the study is to assess the contribution of Community and Social Development Project on Participatory Rural Development in Ondo State. Three hypotheses were formulated for the study....

Sustainable Food and Nutrition Security: Building Bridges between Durable Agricultural Practices and the Markets

ABSTRACTFood security is an essential element of household well-being in a sustainable livelihood. This paper seeks to provide support for investing in smallholder agriculture to achieve food and nutrition security among food insecure households in Nigeria. The paper points to the importance of smallholder agricultural production and development policies in combating vulnerability to food insecurity.  It uses literatures from various sources to explore the extent of vulnerability to f...

Effect of Hibistycus sabdariffa Calyces Extract on Estrogen and Progesteron Level of Pregnant Albino Rats.

Abstract This study investigated the effects of Hibiscus sabdariffa on the reproductive hormone of wistar rats.  Twenty eight wistar rats weighing between 160 – 200kg were used.  They were divided randomly into four groups (A – D) with seven animals in each of the groups.  Group A served as the control for group B and received 2ml of distilled water while group B orally received 2ml Hibiscus sabdariffa extract for 21 days, pregnancy was induced previously in these grou...

ANALYSIS OF DETERMINANTS OF EFFECTIVENESS OF EXTENSION AGENTS IN THE EBONYI STATE AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION SERVICE

ABSTRACTThe study focused on the determinants of effectiveness of extension agents in the Ebonyi State Extension Service. A total of 75 extension agents and 150 contact farmers were used as respondents in the study. Validated questionnaires and interview schedules were used in collecting data from the respondents. Results showed that males (72%) dominated the Ebonyi State Extension Service. The mean age for the extension agents was 38years and the mean annual income was N275, 800. Abou...

Wife or the Maid in Nigeria of Today

This article is all about how the Nigerian wives has turn themselves into by training a so called social worker (house maid) to be more valuable to some ready made husband over their children whom were not given a proper upbringing and on how to build their homes. 

DISTRIBUTION OF TOTAL AND EXCHANGEABLE POTASSIUM IN THE TEACHING AND RESEARCH FARM OF FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, MINNA

The study was conducted for distribution of total and exchangeable K from different cropping system, yam farm, fallow land and eucalyptus plantation, the sample was collected from the teaching and research farm of the Federal University of Technology at the depth of 0-15cm on the soil surface. The soil samples were collected from nine points along three random sites, the soil where then bulked together. The physical and chemical analysis as carried out, the total and ...

AN ANALYSIS OF LABOUR USE EFFICIENCY FOR A1 FARMERS IN MARONDERA DISTRICT OF ZIMBABWE

ABSTRACTLabour productivity and technical efficiency of farmers in tobacco and maize production in Zimbabwe were studied in Marondera District. Primary data were collected from 30 tobacco and maize A1 farmers selected using convenient sampling. Data analyses was done using the multiple linear regression and the Linear Programming approach to understanding resource allocation. Results showed that labour from hired and family source was mostly used in tobacco production and permanent labour in ...

IMPACT OF SUSTAINABLE SOIL MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES ON LAND PRODUCTIVITY OF ARABLE CROP FARMERS IN IMO STATE, NIGERIA

The study was designed to examine the impact of sustainable soil management techniques on land productivity ofarable crop farmers in Imo State, Nigeria. Despite various efforts to produce basic foods for the increasingpopulation in Nigeria, the track record of performance over the years has proved abortive. This stems from the use ofvariant unsustainable soil management techniques which are concomitant to soil erosion, nutrient depletion anddecline in food production. Multi-stage random sampl...

IMPACT OF SUSTAINABLE SOIL MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES ON NET INCOME OF ARABLE CROP FARMERS IN IMO STATE, NIGERIA

Effective land management techniques are sine qua-non for increased outputs and income of the farmers. Hence, thisstudy evaluated the impact of sustainable soil management techniques on net income of arable crop farmers in ImoState, Nigeria. Multi-stage random sampling technique was used to select 209 arable crop farmers. Objectives of thisstudy were elicited from the sampled respondents through a well structured questionnaire. Data were analyzed usingdescriptive statistical tools, average tr...

IMPACT OF SUSTAINABLE SOIL MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES ON POVERTY LEVELS OF ARABLE CROP FARMERS IN IMO STATE, NIGERIA

Efficient use of sustainable soil management techniques has proven to be a panacea for poverty reduction amongfarmers. Hence this study examined the Impact of sustainable soil management techniques on poverty levels of arablecrop farmers in Imo State, Nigeria. Multi-stage sampling technique was used to select 209 arable crop farmers.Information on the objectives of this study was elicited from the sampled respondents through a well structuredquestionnaire. Data were analyzed using descriptive...

ECONOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF AGRICULTURAL LAND VALUES IN IMO STATE, NIGERIA (A HEDONIC PRICING APPROACH)

Overtime, land values have continued to diminish due to unsustainable land management practices engaged by thefarmers. This study evaluated the econometric analysis of agricultural land values in Imo State, Nigeria. Multi-stagerandom sampling technique was used to select 75 farmers for the study. Information on the objectives of this studywas elicited from the sampled respondents through a well structured questionnaire and interview schedule. Data wereanalyzed using descriptive statistical to...

Effect of Government Expenditure on Economic Growth and Development in Nigeria: Evidence from the Agricultural Sector

This study examined the effect of government expenditure on economic growth and development inNigeria for the period of 1990–2012. Time series data for twenty-two years were sourced from secondary data such as the CBN statistical bulletin and other relevant publications using the desk survey method. Ordinary Least Square (OLS) multiple regression technique was used to estimate theeffect of government expenditure on economic growth and development in Nigeria. Gross DomesticProduct, proxy for...

Factor Analysis of Net Returns from Cassava Value Addition in Imo State, Nigeria

This study evaluated factor analysis of net returns from cassava value addition in Imo State, Nigeria.Multi-stage sampling technique was used to select 106 cassava processors for this study. Information on the objectives of this study was elicited from the sampled respondents through a wellstructured questionnaire. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and ordinary least squaresmultiple regression model. The mean age of the cassava processors were 54 years, 4 persons perhousehold, 7...

Evaluation of Consumer behaviour on Retail Prices of Rice in Imo State

The study evaluates consumers’ behaviour on retail price of rice in Imo State ofNigeria. Data were drawn from the three agricultural zones in Imo State, namelyOwerri, Orlu and Okigwe. A functional market in each zone was randomly selected.A multi stage sampling technique was used for the study. Primary data wereobtained by means of interview schedule (questionnaire) administered to consumersof rice at retail shops. Data were analyzed using descriptive techniques and ordinaryleast square (OL...


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