Research Papers/Topics in Agricultural Education

The Effect of Access to and Use of Agricultural Information On the Livelihood of Cocoa Farmers

Abstract Cocoa remains Ghana’s most important crop, providing a means of livelihood to about two million people. As a result of the liberalization of the sector, there have been several providers of services to farmers particularly agricultural information. In agriculture, the role of information in enhancing the agricultural development cannot be over emphasized. Information is essential for increasing agricultural production and improving marketing & distribution strategies. Concerns stil...

The Influence of Gender Relations On Extension Delivery in Dangme West District of Ghana

ABSTRACT Extension delivery involves a relationship between an extension agent and a farmer who participates in extension activities. The general perception of the extension services in Ghana is that it is skewed positively towards men as against women farmers. This study was therefore directed towards looking at the nature of gender relations between extension agents and farmers to find out how it affects extension delivery. The study was conceptualized with ‘gender1 as a social construct ...

Development of Entrepreneurial Skill Manual on Aloe Vera Production for Training Farmers in Benue State

This study was on the development of entrepreneurial skills manual in aloe vera production for training farmers in Benue State. Specific objectives for the study were to: identify the objectives for aloe vera production, determine the content of the aloe vera production manual for achieving the objectives for farmers, determine the training methods required by trainers in teaching aloe vera production to farmers, and identify the facilities required for training farmers in&nbsp...

Measures for Mitigating the Effects of Climate Change on Crop Production in Nigeria

This paper examined the causes, effects and measures for mitigating climate change to ensureadequate supply of food through crop production to address the food insecurity which has occupieda central focus of the Nigerian economy. Unfortunately, crop production is fraught with manyecological challenges including climate change. This climate change which occurs as a result of thebuildup of Green House Gases (GHGs) occasioned by industrialization, technological modeling andagriculture, exert sig...

EFFECTS OF VISUAL-AIDED INSTRUCTION ON STUDENTS’ ACHIEVEMENT IN AGRICULTURE IN JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN LAFIA METROPOLIS, NASARAWA STATE

This study was designed to determine the effect of visual-aided instruction on students’ achievement in Agriculture in Junior Secondary schools. Two specific purposes, research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. Quasi-experimental research design was adopted and the population for the study was 2,620 Junior Secondary School two (JSS2) students in Lafia metropolis, Nasarawa State, out of which 284 were sampled using purposive sampling technique. The instrument for data colle...

Role of Agricultural Journalism on the Adoption of Agricultural Innovation among Farmers in Etche Local Government Area Rivers State

The study examined the role of Agricultural Journalism on the adoption of agricultural innovation among farmers in Etche local Government Area Rivers State. The population of the study comprised all registered small scale farmers and extension workers in Etche Local Government area. The sample size of the study was 105 small scale farmers and 32 extension workers selected using simple random sampling techniques. The instrument used was a self-structured questionnaire title “Role of Agricult...

Perception Of Agricultural Education Lecturers On Farm Workshops In Rivers State Tertiary Institutions

The study investigated Perception of Agricultural Education Lecturers on Farm Workshops in Rivers State Universities. The study engaged all agricultural education lecturers in Rivers State Tertiary institutions. Therefore the sample size was 21 agricultural education lecturers. The instrument used in the collecting data was a questionnaire titled ‘‘Perception of Agricultural Education Lecturers on Farm Workshops (PAELFW)’’. The instrument was validated by two research experts and ...

Skills Required by Agricultural Education Students for Successful Operation of Farm Workshops in Rivers State Tertiary Institutions

AbstractThe study investigated the skills required by agricultural education students for the successful operation of farm workshops in Rivers State Tertiary Institutions. The purpose of the study was to determine the mechanization, management, and crop and soil operation skill required by agricultural education students for the successful operation of farm workshops in Rivers State Tertiary Institutions. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design. The population of the study...

Modification and Testing of Biomass Dryer

ABSTRACTDrying is out of the major problem in post harvest operation. The traditional method of  Drying (Sun drying) is weather dependent and unhygienic which affect food storage most especially in developing countries like India where more than 3300 to 3700 hours of bright sunshine per year available in North- West and West coastal region. The dryer consist of the following operating component parts: a cabinet, blower, trays, temperature controller, copper wire and light emitting ...

Economic Analysis of Groundnut Product in Oyo State Nigeria.

TABLE OF CONTENTSTitle PageAbstractCertificationDedicationAcknowledgementTable of ContentCHAPTER ONE:1.0    Introduction1.1    Background of the Study1.2    Statement of the Problem1.3    Objective of the Study1.4    JustificationCHAPTER TWO:2.0    Literature Review2.1    Important of groundnutCHAPTER THREE:3.0    Research and Methodology3.1    Study...

Nigerian Agriculture and Food Security Challenges: The Way Forward

AbstractFood security is indispensable prerequisite for the survival of mankind and his economic activities including food production. Food is different from other commodities because of its inevitability for survival and existence.  Food is different from other commodities because everybody  needs   it   for   survival,   and   it   is   an   indispensable   factor   in   nation’s   quest   for economic   ...

Appraisal of Awareness of Climate Change Issues among Secondary School Students in Rivers State

AbstractThe paper appraised awareness of climate change among secondary school students in Rivers State. Relevant literature related   to   the   issues   were   reviewed   accordingly   and the   literature focused   on   the   concepts   of   climate   change   and   global   warming,   the   level   of   awareness   of secondary school students on the climate change issues, sources...

Effect Of Selected Bradyrhizobia And Nutrients On Cowpea Biomass, Biological Nitrogen Fixation And Yield In Kilifi And Mbeere Regions Of Kenya

ABSTRACT Cowpea cultivation in Kenya is practiced by smallholder farmers who use little or no inputs like microbial inoculants and fertilizer. This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of rhizobial inoculation and nutrient supplementation on different cowpea genotypes in two soils in Kenya. Four rhizobia strains and three cowpea genotypes were initially assessed for nodulation in a greenhouse experiment and the best strain- cultivar combination was selected to determine the effect...

Effects Of Phosphorus Sources And Starter Nitrogen On Soybean Yield And Selected Soil Properties In Tharaka Nithi And Meru Counties Of Kenya

ABSTRACT Integration of legumes into farming systems is one of the Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) options for improving soil fertility. Farmers can save their cost of production by using legumes, which, in association with rhizobia, can fix atmospheric nitrogen. Soybean is an important legume compatible with the smallholder farming systems in Tharaka Nithi and Meru counties. However, low P and N, a situation prevalent in the two counties can limit its performance. The s...

The Relationship Between Physical Environment And Academic Achievement In Public Secondary Schools In Nairobi City, Kenya

ABSTRACTDoes the settings where learning occurs matter? Research in North America and Western Europe shows that learning outcomes are hampered in physical environments where extreme climatic conditions are experienced.The settings and climatic conditions differ significantly in Sub-Saharan Africa as they are not as extreme. In fact leading rresearchers in Kenya offer mixed signals on the role of the school environment on achievement. This study sought to contribute to factors that explain lea...


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