Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

Performance of Watermelon Marketing in Enugu State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The study analyzed the performance of watermelon marketing in Enugu state, Nigeria. Watermelon has long been regarded as a minor crop in Nigeria and thus, has attracted little marketing research attention, in comparison to other major food and cash crops. The specific objectives were to: describe the socio-economic characteristics of watermelon marketers (wholesalers and retailers); describe the marketing channels of watermelon; examine the structure and conducts of watermelon market...

Access to Formal Credit by Farmers’ Co-Operatives in Enugu State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT This study examined access to formal credit by farmers’ co-operatives in Enugu State. The specific objectives were to: (i) ascertain the institutional credit guidelines which affected access to formal credit by farmers’ co-operatives in Enugu State, (ii) describe the patterns of access to credit, (iii) ascertain the extent of access to formal credit by the respondents, (iv) ascertain the factors which determined access to formal credit, (v) examine the respondents’ perceptions ...

Assessment of Soil Biological and Physico-Chemical Benefits of Legume-Cereal Rotation Systems in Derived Savanna Zone of Nigeria

Abstract Green house and field experiments were undertaken in this study. The green house study was done in International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, green house, while the field experiments were conducted in the Department of Soil Science, University of Nigeria, Teaching and Research Farm and Dominican Centre for Human Resources Development, Moniya-Ibadan Farm in 2008 and 2009 crop years. The green house study was a 2 x 3 x 2 factorial in completely randomized design (C...

Simple Sequence Repeat (Ssr) Genetic Analysis of Cassava Mosaic Disease Resistance in Selected F1 Populations of Cassava

ABSTRACT Cassava mosaic disease caused by begomoviruses is the most widespread disease of cassava in Africa. Simple sequence repeat (SSR) genetic analysis of an F1 population of cassava was carried out to identify new sources of CMD resistance. Genomic DNA extracted from parents and progeny was amplified using polymerase chain reaction (PCR). PCR amplifications were run on polyacrylamide and agarose gels. SSR marker technology was used to identify markers linked to CMD resistance via bulk seg...

Performance of Farmers’ Multipurpose Cooperative Societies in Enugu North Agricultural Zone of Enugu State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The study examined the Performance of Farmers’ Multipurpose Cooperative Societies (FMCS) in Enugu North Agricultural zone of Enugu State, Nigeria. Purposive and proportional sampling techniques were used to collect primary data from 30 FMCS through their chairmen. The analytical techniques involved both descriptive and inferential statistics. It was revealed that 46.7% of the cooperative had between 31 and 50 members (i.e. cooperators). About 47% of FMCS had less than N 200,000.00 ...

Management of Fungal Diseases Associated with Germination and Growth of Moringa Oleifera Lamarck with Botanicals

ABSTRACT Studies were carried out at the Department of Crop science, University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) to evaluate botanicals control of diseases associated with growth and germination of Moringa seeds. Five accessions of Moringa seeds collected from Imo, Enugu, Kogi, Plateau and Kaduna states of Nigeria were used. The following experiments were carried out: seed viability test, isolation of fungal pathogens, determination of phytochemicals, in vitro control of the pathogens with six botanic...

Impact of Coffee Growing on Economic Welfare and Development in Bushenyi District

TABLE OF CONTENTS DECLARATION APPROVAL DEDICATION ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS LIST OF FIGURES LIST OF TABLES ABSTRACT  CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.0 Introduction 1.1 Background of the study 1.2 Statement of the Problem 1.3 Purpose of the study 1.4 Objectives of the study 1.4.1 General objective 1.4.2 Specific objectives 1.5 Research questions 1.6 Research hypothesis 1.7 Scope of the study 1.7.1 Content scope 1.7.2 Geographical scope 1.7.3 Time scope 1.8 Significance of the Stu...

The Prevalence of Mange in Pigs in Owerri North Local Government Area, Imo State, Nigeria

Title page Certification Declaration Dedication Acknowledgement Table of contents List ot tables Abstract CHAPTER 1 1.0 Introduction 1.1 Objectives of the study 1.2 Justification of the study CHAPTER 2 2.0 Literature review 2.1 Sarcoptic mange 2.2 Distribution 2.3 Etiology and life cycle 2.4 Epidemiology 2.5 Clinical Signs, pathogeiesis and lesions 2.6 Demodetic mange 2.7 Etiology and life cycle 2.8 Diagnosis 2.0 Treatment, controI and eradication CHAPTER 3 3.0 Materials and methods 9 3 1 ...

Comparative Analysis of Technical Efficiency and Input Levels Used in Rice Production Under Farmer Managed Irrigation Systems (FMIS) and Rain fed Systems (RFS) in Kogi State

Abstract This research was designed to determine and compare the technical efficiency and input levels used in rice production under farmer managed irrigation systems (FMIS) and rain fed systems (RFS) in Kogi State. It also compared the effects of socioeconomic characteristics on the technical efficiency of farmers in the FMIS and RFS. Four null hypotheses were tested. The study was conducted in commercial rice producing areas of Kogi State. It adopted a multi stage purposive sampling techni...

Evaluation of Food Potentials of Tiger Nut Tubers and Its Product

ABSTRACT The food potentials of tigernut tubers (Cyperus esculentus) locally know as “aki awusa” in Igbo, ”aya” in Hausa and “ofio” in Yoruba were evaluated. The proximate composition of 100g of raw and processed tigernuts showed that moisture content of tigernuts ranged from 4.19 – 51.93 %, crude protein 2.61 – 10.12 %, ash 0.70 – 1.77 %, crude fibre 7.48 – 13.97 %, crude fat 10.79 – 32.06 %, and carbohydrate 22.73 – 56.85 %. Energy values ranged from 232.31- 487.15 K...

Motivation and Employee Performance in Uganda Hotels Case Study: Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study will be to find out the factors influencing employee performance in Ugandan hotels. The overall objective is to identify the factors influencing the performance of employees. Data collection is done by the research from the available literature from the text books, journals, research reports and the internet. The finding of the study will show the nature of motivation that influences the employee in the hotel industry. It will establish the relationship that ...

Effect Analysis of Employee Performance on Service Delivery in Hotels A Case Study of Holiday Express Hotel Kampala

ABSTRACT  The study examined the relationship between employee performance and service delivery of Holiday Express Hotel and the total population of 50 people which was obtained using simple random sampling. I distributed three research questionnaires and three objectives which included; how are the employee performing on service delivery in Holiday Express Hotel, what can be done to improve employee performance in Holiday Express Hotel, how is the relationship between employee performance a...

The Effect of Illegal Hunting On the Tourism Sector in Uganda a Case Study of Lake Mbljro National Park

TABLE OF CONTENTS DECLARATION APPROVAL DEDICATION ACKNOWLDGEMENT LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS ix ABSTRACT CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.0 Introduction .1 .2 History of Lake Mburo Conservation Area (LMCA) 2 1.3 Problem statement 4 1 .3 The purpose of the study 4 1 .4 Specific objectives 5 1.5 Research questions 5 1.6 Scope of the study s 1.6.IGeographical scope s 1.6.2 Content scope s 1.6.3Time scope s 1.7 Significance of the Study 6 The study findings will be helpful to policy makers in the areas of il...

Dining Experience, Perceived Restaurant Image and Guest Loyalty in Full - Service Restaurants in Kampala -Uganda.

TABLE OF CONTENTS DECARATION APPROVAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS iv LIST OF TABLES ix ABSTRACT Background to the study 1 Statement of the problem 3 Purpose of the study 3 Research objectives 3 Research questions 4 Scope of the study 4 Significance of the study 5 The conceptual framework 5 Definition of concepts 5 Guest loyalty Dining experience 5 Perceived restaurant image 5 V Guest satisfaction .5 LITERATURE REVIEW 7 Dining experience and guest satisfaction 9 Dining experience and gu...

The Roles of Game Wardens in the Development of Tourism Industry in Uganda

ABSTRACT It would not be right to suggest that Uganda has effectively protected her wildlife through the resent decades. Like many tourism countries in Africa, the country has suffered a great loss of wildlife species due to insecurity/wars and encroachers in protected areas. The destruction of wildlife species in Uganda mostly carried out by hungry encroachers for domestic use and commercial use as well as for those reasons and among others; the tourism industry lost its glory. The establish...


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