Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

SESAME PRODUCTION PANACEA FOR NIGERIAN ECONOMY DIVERSIFICATTION - Copy

AbstractThis study is a review of sesame production in Nigeria. Data for this review was collected using primary and secondary sources. Production of sesame in Nigeria saw a tremendous increase in the last decade with an output of 80,000 metric tonnes in 2003 to about 158,000 metric tonnes in 2012. This increase was facilitated by the export of sesame seed which stood at 35,000 metric tonnes in 2003 to about 40,800 metric tonnes in 2010. Nigeria gulped a foreign exchange earnings of $19,000,0...

ASSESMENT OF CATFISH GROWTH IN RELATION TO FEEDING AND CHANGE IN WATER QUALITY IN DRY LANDS, CASESTUDY OF SEKU, KITUI.

ABSTRACTPhysical water quality parameters were conducted to assess raised fish pond waters in South Eastern Kenya University in relation to their potential for catfish culture uses. Water conductivity, TDS, salinity DO and temperature were monitored for a time period of two months in relation to feeding and growth of Clarias gariepinus. The physical water quality parameters results revealed a rising trend behavior thought the study. The result revealed that the physical water quality variable...

IMPACT OF ECONOMICAL AND MANAGERIAL FACTORS INFLUENCING THE PERFORMANCE OF TEXTILE INDUSTRY IN KADUNA STATE-NIGERIA-converted

ABSTRACT Nigeria’s textile industry is the second largest textile industry in Africa employing thousand of workforce and millions of indirect workers. It has been identified as the dependable  employer of labour and source of financial security for most Nigeria youths the sector employed 25% workers in the nation’s manufacturing sector. The textile industry has one of the most complicated industrial chain in the manufacturing industry. This study however, is aimed at known the ...

The Use of Mobile Phone in Beef Cattle Marketing Among Smallholder Farmers: The Case of Girar Jarso District of North Shoa Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia

Abstract: Mobile phone supports farmers to have access to lucrative beef cattle markets by increasing access to timely market information. This study focuses on use of mobile phone in beef cattle marketing among smallholder farmers in Girar Jarso district, Oromia region, Ethiopia. Specifically  the study were designed to assess the contributions of mobile phone in beef cattle marketing, to identify factors affecting use of mobile phone in beef cattle marketing and to identify ...

NODULATION OF COWPEA

Abstract Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata [L]Walp) can obtain nitrogen from the atmosphere by the process of biological nitrogen fixation when associated with specific and effective rhizobia. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of different rates of phosphate fertilizer on nodulation and dry matter yield of cowpea. A Randomized Complete Block Design with four treatments and three replications was used. The trial was conducted on the field. The treatments consisted of different rate...

INFLUENCE OF NITROGEN AND PHOSPHORUS ON NODULATION AND YIELD OF SOYBEAN

AbstractGrain legumes are getting popular all over the world, either because of their high protein or oil content and potential to improve soil fertility. A field study was undertaken with two grain legumes; Soybean and Cowpea, that are economically important in the semi-arid region at the Irrigation Research Farm of Institute for Agricultural Research, Kadawa, Kano in the Sudan Savanna to gain an understanding of fertilizer application rates on nodulation and yields of Soybean (TGx 1904-6F) ...

DAIRY CATTLE HUSBANDRY PRACTICES, MARKETING SYSTEM AND EVALUATION OF MILK AND BUTTER QUALITY

Table of ContentContents PagesApproval Page of Project proposal .............................................................................................iTable of Content ........................................................................................................................iiLists of table..............................................................................................................................ivLists of figure..............................................

Information Communication Technology (ICT) as a tool for Promote Agricultural product ( A Case Study of Wukari Local Government Area, Taraba State.)

ABSTRACTInformation and Communication Technology (ICT) is the future of communication and it is integral to human interaction and ease of doing things. It is important in the 21st century for almost all human endeavors. This study was aimed to assess the accessibility of ICT by Gender among Famers in Taraba State, Nigeria. Both purposive and multi-stage random sampling techniques were adopted for the selection of 214 respondents. Primary data were collected using structured questionnai...

Poaching and the way forward

The indiscriminate elimination of wildlife portends great danger for our society and world order. It is worthy to note that poaching has continually reduced the population of wildlife and if steps are not taken to correct this threat, wildlife and conservation is just about dead. Thus it will follow the trend of well planned environment without a structure.Stakeholders in this industry should take steps at reducing loss of wildlife but the errors of government towards wildlife management and ...

ACCESSIBLITY AND UTILIZATION OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AMONG CASSAVA FARMERS IN UYO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA ,AKWA IBOM STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT The study was primarily undertaken to examine the accessibility and utilization of ICT among cassava farmers in Uyo local government area. The specific objectives of the study were to identify the socio-economic characteristics of cassava farmers, examine the type of ICT tools available to Cassava farmers, examine the level of accessibility of ICT to cassava farmers, examine the extent of utilization of ICTs by cassava farmers, examine the perceived benefits of ICT tools and examine ...

ETHICS AND BIOETHICS, THE CURRENT TREND IN BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH

ABSTRACTThe number of animals used in research has increased with the advancement of research anddevelopment in recent time. The pain, distress and death experienced by these animals duringscientific experiments have been a debating issue for a longtime. Argument is that being alive,animals have the rights against pain and distress and hence, their use for experimentation is unethicaland must be stopped. Besides the major concern of ethics...

Economic Analysis of Poultry Egg Marketing in Oredo and Egor Local Government Areas of Edo State Nigeria

The study analyzed the marketing of Poultry eggs in Oredo and Egor local government area of Edo state. It specifically described the socio-economic characteristics of the poultry egg marketers and determined the market conduct, performance of the egg market, marketing margin, profitability, effect of marketing cost on the magnitude of the marketing margin and the constraints that affected egg marketers in the study area. Structured questionnaire was randomly administered to 100 responden...

ORGANIZATIONAL EFFICIENCY OF EXTENSION SERVICE IN AGRICULTURE IN IMO STATE

ABSTRACTThe study aimed at examining the organizational efficiency of extension service in Imo State Agricultural Development Programme by specifically looking at its organizational setup, qualifications and functions of the extension personnel and operational efficiency of Imo State ADP. Multi stage random sampling technique was used to collect data from 50 farmer respondents and 50 extension respondents using structured questionnaires and intervi...

POULTRY FARM BUSINESS PLAN.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis feasibility study on the establishment of a Poultry Farm is based on the Survey made by Ogah Innocent Ojiya and the business. Which will be wholly owned by him.The proposed name of the Poultry farm will be Vrabil Poultry Farm and will concentrate on sales of birds and its products.When the farm grows to maturity we shall be supplying birds and its products to different Quick Services restaurant, Large and Small Markets resident populaces alike, in South West Nigeria.Vrab...

THE ROLE OF THE MODERN NIGERIAN FAMILY AS AN AGENT OF SOCIALIZATION OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN THE 21ST CENTURY. A CASE STUDY OF PANKSHIN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF PLATEAU STATE

ABSTRACTThe term “family” has been seen as a social unit that links a person to the society, and it serve as a cornerstone; a building block of society. While socialization is education in its broadest sense; it is a process by which people learn desirable attitude, belief, and valuable knowledge and skills of the society for the betterment of the society. In modern times the family and socialization like any other social institution of society has gone tremendous changes that account for...


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