Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

ASSESSMENT OF PHYSIO-CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF HARVESTED RAINWATER IN IKOLE-EKITI AND ITS ENVIRONMENT

ABSTRACTDue to scarcity of potable water, rainwater harvesting from rooftop has been favoured as an alternative source of water supply by most rural communities in Nigeria. This study investigated the physicochemical characteristics of rainwater harvested from four different rooftop sheets in Ikole-Ekiti, Ekiti State. Samples were collected from four different iron sheets at the peak of raining season in the .month of August, 2018. Parameters investigated include pH, TDS, Turbidity, Cond...

THE ROLES OF COOPERATIVE SOCIETIES IN PRODUCTION AND MARKETING OF COCOA IN JLE-OLUJI/ OKEIGBO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS OF ONDO STATE

 ABSTRACTMulti-stage sampling procedure was used to select 120 respondents out of which 113 responded. The respondents were made up of 70 cocoa cooperators and 43 cocoa non-cooperators from five communities in the study area. A well designed questionnaire was used to collect data. The collected data were analyzed using frequency counts, percentages, means and I-test analysis. The study showed that that the mean ages of cooperators and non- cooperators were 58 years and 64 years respectiv...

DETERMINANTS OF CREDIT ACQUISITION AND ITS EFFECT ON OUTPUT OF FARMERS IN IKOLE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, EKITI STATE, NIGERIA.

 ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to examine the determinants of credit acquisition in lkole local government area and its effect on their output. Specific objectives are to describe the socio-economic characteristics of the farmers, identified the sources of credit available to the farmers, identify problems that constrain farmers from agricultural credit acquisition, evaluate the effect of using credit on farmers output. Data collected were analysed using descriptive statisti...

EFFECT OF LAND FRAGMENTATION ON FARMING INCOME IN TWO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS OF EKITI STATE

 ABSTRACTLand has been seen as the composition of all naturally occurring resources whose supply is inherently fixed while, fragmentation of land has been argued as the scattering of land through which single farm consist of numerous spatially separated plots.Past studies and literature has shown that fragmentation is common among small scale farming and affecting farming outputs. Evidence abounds in past works in agricultural development that multiple use of land has been generally infl...

CONTRIBUTION OF ORGANIC MATTER TO THE CATION EXCHANGE CAPACITY OF SOME SOILS IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACTThe relative contributions of clay and organic matter to the cation exchange capacity of soils have been of great interest to many researchers. Organic matter. as a critical component of the soil. plays. significant roles which far exceed its quantitative distribution in the soil. It is regarded as the major contributor of CEC in weathered soils because of its several functional groups such as R-COO-. R-C=O. R-COH and R-SI I that deprotonate and leave net nega...

Analysis of Farmers Use of Electronic Wallet Growth Enhancement Support Scheme in Imo State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT This study analyzed farmers use of e-wallet growth enhancement support scheme in Imo State, Nigeria. Data for the study were obtained using structured questionnaire from 240 farmers selected through a multi-stage sampling technique. Descriptive and inferential statistical tools such as frequency score, percentages, mean and Ordinary Least Square (OLS) multiple regression model and analysis of variance were used to achieve the stated objecti...

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF COCOY AM-BASED PRODUCTION IN IKOLE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EKITI STATE

 ABSTRACTThe productivity analysis of cocoyam-based production in Ikole local government area of Ekiti state was investigated using 80 respondents from 4 villages ( Otunja. Isaba, Ilotin and Ijesha isu), farmers were interviewed from each area. Data was collected using structured questionnaires. Descriptive statistics, cost and returns analysis and regression analysis were employed as analytical tools. The result shows that most of the farmers were from 40-49 years of age, constituting 3...

Economic Analysis of Replacing Imported Cabbage with Locally . Produced Garden Egg Fruit for Salad Preparation in Ekiti State, Nigeria.

ABSTRACT.The study dealt with the possibility of reducing dependence on food importation by replacing foreign products with locally sourced food products. Primary and secondary data were used to accomplish the objectives of the study. Primary data were collected using detail questionnaire . and focused group discussion and laboratory analysis. A multi stage sampling techniques was used to select respondents. A purposive sampling was used to select Ado out of all the towns and villages in...

EFFECTIVENESS OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN DISSEMINATION OF AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION ON INPUT DELIVERY AMONG ARABLE CROP FARMERS IN EKITI STATE

 ABSTRACTThe study attempts to investigate the level of awareness, access and effectiveness of information and communication technology (JCT) tools among arable crop farmers in Ekiti State, Nigeria. Data were gathered through a questionnaire scheduled on a total of 90 arable crop farmers. The data were analysed using frequency, mean, standard deviation, correlation coefficient and independent sampled t-test. The result revealed that, the mean age of the respondents was 50.5 years and mea...

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF NON-WOOD FOREST PRODUCTS IN IKOLE LOACL GOVERNMENT AREA EKITI STATE

 ABSTRACTThis study identified Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFPs) and income generated from them, estimate the cost and return structure of non-wood forest products in the study area, describe the socio-economic characteristics of the rural people engaging in harvesting of non-wood forest products, investigate the constraint hindering rural people to access non-wood forest products, and their role in the rural livelihood of inhabitants of Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State. Primary...

HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION PREFERENCE FOR PLANT PROTEINS IN EKITI STATE, NIGERIA

 ABSTRACTThis research was undertaken to determine consumption preference between plant protein and animal protein sources by households in Nigeria, using Ekiti state as a case study and the variables that influenced the households' consumption preference between the two. The study methodology comprised a two stage sampling technique, which was used to survey 100 protein-consuming households across localities within the Ekiti State Agricultural Development Project Zones. Analytical tools...

INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE AND CONTROL PRACTICES OF SHEEP AND GOAT DISEASES AND PEST AMONG FARMERS IN !KOLE EKITI, EKITI STATE, NIGERIA

 ABSTRACTThe study attempts to investigate the level of access, use and effectiveness of indigenous knowledge practices in controlling diseases and pest in sheep and goats among goat and sheep farmers in Ik~le Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. Data were gathered through a questionnaire scheduled on a total of 90 goat and sheep farmers in lkole Ekiti. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics tools of frequencies, percentages, and means to describe parameters such...

Assessment of Food Safety in the Bread Supply Chain in Ekiti State, Nigeria

ABSTRACTBread is an important staple food that does not require further processing before consumption. Despite the awareness created and efforts of government to ensure that quality bread are available for consumption of all, there are several routes through which bread is being contaminated. Problems such as accelerating bread production, unsafe packaging and unhygienic handIing of finished bread is emphasis in the study so therefore, assessments of sanitation and hygiene practices among bak...

DETERMINANTS OF COCOA PRODUCTION UNDER THE NEW COCOA POLICY IN OSUN STATE NIGERIA

 ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to access the determinants of cocoa production under the new cocoa policies in Osun State, Nigeria. The cocoa policies reviewed were soil fertility, access to inputs, pest and diseases, access to credit, access to land and land management, access to information and they were examined to check if it has impact on cocoa production.Ninety (90) respondents were sampled using a well-structured questionnaire. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive sta...

EFFECT OF POST ECONOMIC RECESSION ON PROFIT ABILITY OF SMALL SCALE POULTRY EGG FARMING IN EKITI STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACTDeveloping countries all over the world, Nigeria inclusive has suffered low profitability or losses in poultry egg farming during economic recession. Therefore this study examined the effects of post economic recession on profitability of small scale poultry egg farming in Ekiti State, Nigeria. This study adopted a Three-stage sampling procedure to select eighty poultry egg farmers in Ekiti State. Primary data for the study was collected through the use of well structured questionnair...


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