Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

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...

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...


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