Research Papers/Topics in Agricultural Education

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...

Assessment Of Purple Passion Fruit Orchard Management And Farmers’ Technical Efficiency In Embu, Meru And Uasin-Gishu Counties, Kenya

ABSTRACT Horticulture industry sustains millions of livelihoods in Kenya. Over the last decade, passion fruit has emerged as an important high market value horticultural crop following the establishment of new and expansion of existing large scale beverage producers that use local fruits for juice extraction. There has also been growing export markets and increasing numbers of health conscious consumers. Currently, the productivity levels are low, at 8 ton ha-1 compared to potential of...

Socio-Economic Factors Affecting Farmers Participation In Vertical Integration Of The Coffee Value Chain In Huye District, Rwanda

ABSTRACT Coffee farming in Rwanda is an important sector that contributes significantly to the economy in terms of employment and income, especially for the smallholder coffee farmers in rural areas. In order to improve coffee production in terms of quality and quantity, farmers are encouraged to form and join cooperatives so that they can increase their vertical integration within the coffee value chain. Despite this strategy, level of participation of farmers in cooperatives is still ...

Irrigation Scheduling And Phosphatic Fertilizer On Growth, Yield, And Yield Components Of Nerica Rice In Kirinyaga County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Rice is an increasingly important cereal crop in Kenya with the major production being done in Mwea, Kirinyaga County. Rice farming faces notable challenges such as; erratic rainfall, waterscarcity, mismanaged irrigation and low soil phosphorus. In that view, therefore, an experiment was conducted at KALRO-Mwea for two seasons to investigate the effect of irrigation scheduling and phosphorus levels on growth, yield and yield yield components of two Nerica rice varieties. The exp...

Economic Evaluation Of Integrated Pest Management Technology For Control Of Mango Fruit Flies In Embu County, Kenya

ABSTRACTMango is the third most important fruit in Kenya in terms of area and total production. Nutritionally, mango fruit is important for vitamins and mineral provision in the daily diet of Kenyans. As an export crop, mango earns the country foreign exchange, acts as source of food and household income especially for resource poor farmers, contributing to poverty alleviation and achievement of Millennium Development Goal number one. However, mango production and marketing is constrained by ...

Analysis Of Incentives And Disincentives For Cotton In The United Republic Of Tanzania

AbstractThis technical note aims to describe the market incentives and disincentives for cotton producers in the United Republic of Tanzania. The note is a technical document and serves as input for the MAFAP Country Report. For this purpose, yearly averages of farm gate and wholesale prices are compared with reference prices calculated on the basis of the price of the commodity in the international market. The price gaps between the reference prices and the prices along the value chain ...

Influence Of Strategy Implementation On The Performance Of Agribusiness Firms In Nyanza Region, Kenya

ABSTRACT Agricultural value chain development programs must result in lasting change in order to be deemed effective. The programs initiated either by public or private organizations may meet their objectives while in operation by improving agricultural development in terms of increased crop or animal productivity, improved competitiveness, performance of agri-food chains and poverty reduction. However, sustainability of these development initiatives for impact over time has been a chal...

Assessing The Relationship Between Resource Access And Youth Involvement In Agricultural Value Chains In Kakamega County, Kenya

ABSTRACT According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics 2020 economic survey, 75 % of the total population in Kenya is youthful 36% of this are between 15-34 years and 38.1% of them are unemployed. Agribusiness has a huge potential in offering employment to the youth considering its wider labor absorptive capacity. Despite this, youth involvement in agribusiness is low due to existing inequalities in the value chain. In Kakamega County, there is a large percentage of unemployed yo...

The Effect Of Farmer Chacteristics On Entrepreneurial Behavior Of Beekeepers In Kibwezi West Sub County, Makueni County

ABSTRACT Agriculture plays a major role in the Kenyan economy through its significant contribution to the GDP, a foreign currency earner, supplier of raw materials to the processing and manufacturing sector as well as contributing to the food security in the country. In addition, the sector supports rural livelihoods through farm entrepreneurship and farm-generated employment thereby alleviating poverty levels in the rural population. Beekeeping is an important form of farming especiall...


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