Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

EFFECT OF MALARIA PREVALENCE ON FARM PRODUCTIVITY OF FARMING HOUSEHOLDS IN IMO STATE, NIGERIA

This study evaluated the effect of malaria prevalence on farmproductivity of farming households in Imo State, Nigeria. Multistage random sampling technique was used to select 108 respondentswho sourced malaria treatment from health care service providerswith the aid of a well structured questionnaire. Data were analyzedusing descriptive statistics, malaria prevalence and incidence ratemodel, productivity index model, as well as ordinary least squaremultiple regression model. Farmers had a mea...

FARM PRODUCTIVITY ANALYSIS AND RETURNS FROM DIFFERENT CLASSES OF LAND SIZE HOLDINGS IN IMO STATE, NIGERIA

This study evaluated the farm productivity and returns fromdifferent classes of land size holdings in Imo State, Nigeria. Multistage random sampling technique was used to select 75 farmers forthe study. Information was elicited from the sampled respondentsthrough a structured questionnaire and interview schedule. Datawere analyzed using descriptive statistics, partial productivity indexof land, and net returns model. The socio-economic features of thefarmers reveal a mean age of 58 years, 12 ...

Evaluation of Cassava Processing Enterprise in Imo State, Nigeria

The study investigated the evaluation of cassava processing enterprise in Imo state, Nigeria.

The Role of Women in Sustainable Conservation Agriculture as a Viable Alternative to Traditional Farming Practices in Imo State, Nigeria

This study examined the role of women in sustainable conservation agriculture as a viable alternative to traditional farmingpractices in Imo State. It analyzed specifically the; socio-economic characteristics of women involved in conservationagricultural practices, various forms of sustainable conservation practices/methods used by the women farmers, effect ofconservation practices on agricultural food crop production and the constraints confronting women farmers in the area.Multi-stage rando...

Productivity Differential of Selected Land Use Systems in Imo State, Nigeria

This paper examined the productivity differential of selected land use systems in Imo State, Nigeria. Structured questionnairewas used to collect data from 114 farmers using purposive sampling techniques. Data were analyzed using descriptivestatistics and partial and total factor productivity models. Results showed that over (45.6%) of the sampled farmers practicedcontinuous cropping relative to shifting cultivation and crop rotation system due to the limited supply of land prevalent inthe ar...

Analysis of the Influence of the Skills Acquisition Programmes of the National Directorate of Employment on Job Creation in Abia State, Nigeria

This study was conducted to assess the the skill acquisition programs of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) ingenerating employments by its beneficiaries in Abia state. The sample comprise of 108 beneficiaries, It also showed thatthe beneficiaries of the Agricultural Employment Programme (AEP) created the highest number of jobs by claiming40.79% of jobs created. Furthermore, beneficiaries of the vocational skills development generated 14.92% of the jobscreated among the 4 major skil...

Effects of Farm Inputs on Productivity of Farmers in Imo State, Nigeria

This study investigated the effects of farm inputs on productivity of farmers in Imo State, Nigeria. Multi-stage randomsampling technique was used to select 123 respondents for this study. Information on the objectives of this study wereelicited from the sampled respondents through a well structured questionnaire. Data were analyzed using descriptivestatistics such as the mean, frequency distribution, percentage and multiple regression model. Majority of the respondentswere males (52.0%), wit...

Determinants of Poverty among Arable Crop Farmers Using Sustainable Soil Management Techniques in Imo State, Nigeria

Low income of the arable crop farmers is sine qua-non to abject poverty associated with most of the farmers;hence the study evaluated the determinants of poverty among arable crop farmers using sustainable soilmanagement techniques (SSMT) in Imo State, Nigeria. Multi-stage random sampling technique was used toselect 209 arable crop farmers for this study. Information on the objectives of this study was elicited from thesampled respondents through a well structured questionnaire. Data were ana...

Economics of Processed Cassava Products In Imo State, Nigeria

This study evaluated the economics of processed cassava products in Imo State, Nigeria. Multi-stage random 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 well structured questionnaire. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics such as the mean, analyses of variance and net returns model. The socio-economic features of the farmers reveals a mean age of 54 ye...

EFFECT OF LAND USE PATTERNS ON AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY IN IMO STATE , NIGERIA

The broad objective of this study was to analyze the effects of land usepatterns on agricultural productivity in Imo State . Primary data werecolleted using a set of structured questionnaire from one hundred andfourteen farmers who were selected using purposive sampling techniquesfrom the three agricultural zones of the state. Data were analysed usingdescriptive statistics and other appropriate statistical and econometrictools. Results showed that over (45.6%) of the sampled farmerspracticed ...

Effect of Oil Exploration on Socio-Cultural Issues in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria

This study examined the effects of oil exploration on socio-cultural issuesin Oguta local government area of Imo State, Nigeria. Cluster samplingtechnique was used to select 316 respondents for this study. Informationon the objectives of this study was elicited from the sampled respondentsthrough a structured questionnaire. Data were analyzed using descriptivestatistics such as the mean, frequency distribution, percentage and Likertscale. Multiple responses were recorded in terms of environme...

Gender Dimension in Agricultural Food Value Chain Development in Nigeria: The Women Perspective

Gender issues have taken a global dimension in the recent times especially in Nigeria. Women are increasingly being involved in agricultural food value chain which contributes to economic development. Policy agenda has for decades given priority to the production sphere, where men generally predominate, and has largely neglected processing and marketing activities, where women often play a key role. The paper draws on available empirical literature evidence for the study. Aggregate dat...

COSTS AND RETURNS ANALYSIS OF COCOA MARKETING IN IKEDURU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF IMO-STATE, NIGERIA

The study is centered on the analysis of cocoa marketing in Ikeduru LocalGovernment Area of Imo State, Nigeria. The study was carried out usingmulti-stage cum random sampling techniques. This was informed by its abilityto minimize error and overcome bias. Data were drawn from a sample of59 farmers / marketers who produced and marketed cocoa pods / seedsduring the study period using a well structured questionnaire. Data wereanalyzed using descriptive statistics such as frequency tables, percen...

ANALYSIS OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC VARIABLES ON AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY OF SOME SELECTED ARABLE CROPS IN IMO STATE. NIGERIA.

The paper investigated the influence of socioeconomic variables on agricultural productivity ofsome selected arable crops in Imo State, Nigeria.Structured questionnaire were used to collect datafrom 92 respondents using purposive samplingprocedures. Furthermore, descriptive andeconometric tools such as the means, frequency,percentage, ANOVA and ordinary least squaremultiple regressions analysis were used to analyzethe data. Majority (77.2%) of the respondentswere females, with a mean age of 5...

FARMING RISKS AND SECURITY CHALLENGES IN VEGETABLE PRODUCTION IN ORLU, IMO STATE

Farming risk is a security challenge that reduces the actual outcome from farmersexpected outcome. Predominant farming risk is the reason for deviations from plannedproduction in Imo State. Food supply gap becomes reduced if the farming risk associatedwith vegetable production is reduced and the effect on output increased through thisstudy. A total of 152 farmers from 10 communities across three (3) local governmentareas of Orlu agricultural zone were used for data analysis. Data were obtaine...


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