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Status, Determinants And Effect Of Agriculture Commercialization Among Smallholder Farmers In Tanzania

ABSTRACT Commercialization of agriculture refers to shift from subsistence oriented production to an increasing complex production and consumption system based on market; apart from marketing agricultural output it also includes product choice, input use and decisions making based on profit maximization. It has been documented that agriculture commercialization in Tanzania remains to be marginal and less than one third of farmers’ produce might possibly reach commercial market; very few fa...

Mobile Phones Use For Combating Of Illegal Fishing In Musoma Municipal

ABSTRACT The study on ―How mobile phones are used for combating illegal fishing activities‖ aimed at assessing the contributions of mobile phones on fishing activities, roles of the government on the management of mobile phones used by fish dealers and analyzing the challenges faced by the government and the community on monitoring and managing mobile phones in combating illegal fishing activities in Makoko and Migobero wards in Musoma Municipality. The study involved two wards and the s...

THE ROLE OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS IN AGRICULTURAL

AbstractThis study examined the role of financial institutions in agricultural development. A case study of Nigeria Agricultural Cooperative and Rural Development Bank, with a view to make useful suggestions and recommendations as way of enhancing the development of agricultural sector. The population for the study includes large and small scale farmers and the sampling method adopted for the study is the stratified random sampling in order to ensure adequate representation of the population....

Application of Drone in Agriculture

The world population has increases day by day and projected to reach 9 billion people by 2050, so that the agricultural consumption will also increase. There is extreme need to fulfil the food demand of each and every person. Agriculture sector is the most promising sector, dealing with the lot of problems now a day’s one of the main problems is labour unavailability for farming. Other problems or difficulties are extreme weather events, inadequate amount and inefficient application of fert...

Evaluation of Microfinance Bank Lending to Agriculture in Imo State Nigeria

Abstract The study was an evaluation of microfinance bank lending to agriculture in Imo State, Nigeria. The specific objectives of the study were to (i) to analyse the institutional features of the microfinance banks in the study area (ii) analyses the socioeconomic characteristics of the loan beneficiaries, (iii) determine the amount of credit supplied by microfinance banks to farmers and their repayment performance, (iv) determine the factors influencing credit supply by microfinance banks...

DRIVERS OF GROWTH IN THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR ON THE DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Agricultural sector contribute about 36% of the East African Community’s Gross DomesticProduct (World Bank, 2009), 80 per cent of the populace depend on agriculture directly andindirectly for food, employment and income, while about 40 million people in EAC (East AfricanCountries) suffer from hunger and the agricultural sector still retains a lot of untapped potential,specifically for commercial farming. However, economic growth target for agriculture sector can beachieved by stimulating th...

Women and urban agriculture from 1980-2017. A case study of gweru urban.

ABSTRACT This study is an analysis of the participation of women in urban agriculture in Gweru. The importance of urban agriculture has often been overlooked, thus this study sought to explain how urban has been important in sustaining livelihoods. Over the years urban agriculture has been increasing due to the socio-economic and political problems. The study examines urban agriculture and its contribution to the livelihoods of women urban farmers. The study seeks to highlight the reasons wh...

THE IMPACT OF AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT ON NIGERIA ECONOMIC GROWTH (2000-2014)

ABSTRACT In recent decades, the main and potential contribution of agriculture to economic growth has been a subject of much controversy among development economists. As some contend that agricultural development is a pre-condition for industrialization, others strongly object it and argue for a different path. Taking advantage of ordinary least square method (OLS), the research carried out by means of secondary data and using the independent variables. Agricultural Development (AGD), Capita...

Status Of Urban Agriculture And Its Implication For Policy Changes In Urban Land Use In Nairobi, Kenya

ABSTRACT Urban agriculture plays a significant role in national development by contributing towards food security, employment creation, poverty alleviation, and ecologising the “artificial” urban systems. However, it is associated with diverse negative impacts to people and the biophysical environment. Further, though generally illegal in Kenya, the practice continues unabated, being a survival strategy for the low income bracket. This study aimed at assessing its status with view of enco...

Perception Of Final Year Undergraduate Students Of Agriculture At The University Of Ghana On Self-Employment In Agribusiness

ABSTRACT Agriculture has been the backbone of Ghana’s economy for several decades. A continuous decline in the agricultural sector contribution to GDP over the years with increasing unemployment among graduates has raised concerns among researchers. The sector is dominated by aging and illiterate population which has negative impact on productivity and technology adoption. The educated youth who can contribute positively to the development of the sector are not taking advantage of opportuni...

Anthropogenic Activities, Land Uses, Limnology And Management Of Fisheries Resources In Lake Babati And Lake Burunge - Tanzania

ABSTRACT This study assessed anthropogenic activities, land uses and limnological characteristics, in relation to fisheries resources of Lake Babati (fresh water) and Burunge (soda water). Six villages were also involved, namely Majengo, Singe and Bagara adjacent to Lake Babati and Mwada, Sangaiwe and Vilima Vitatu adjacent to Lake Burunge. Data were collected by using questionnaire surveys, key informant interviews, observation, GIS and RS and Laboratory analysis. Findings have indicated e...

Contribution Of The Agricultural Teaching Approaches To Food Security: A Case Of Secondary Schools In Embu County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Continued food insecurity is a major global concern especially in Africa and Kenya in particular. The threats of the desert locust and the novel Corona Virus (Covid-19) pandemic have further accelerated this challenge. Despite her vast productive land, Kenya has been importing staple food particularly maize while her citizens have been pleading with the government to provide food especially maize flour. The youth on the other hand, cannot adequately employ the agricultural skills dev...

Advancing Agricultural Development Through Cooperative Societies In Enugu (A Case Study Of Selected Registered Agricultural Cooperative Societies In Ezeagu Local Government Area)

ABSTRACT Modern form of cooperative leaves their origin in the tension and opportunities created by industrialization and urbanization in the nineteenth century in Europe most of the early interested in cooperative structure seemed form deep regards to the social consequence of industrialization also as a vehicle for the rentilization of radical social and political goals, however much concepts of cooperative interest as well as economic objective maybe pursued in other words, this project is...

Fish Pond Construction and Management

INTRODUCTION Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing food producing sectors in Agriculture and fish is among the most traded food commodities world-wide accounting for 17 per cent of global intake of animal protein (Food and Agricultural Organization, 2014).  Fish is an aquatic and a source of high-quality animal protein that could be harvested from capture or culture fishery (Olele et al., 2008). Fisheries expert needs a medium where they can culture fish in a confined and controlled envi...

THE ROLE OF CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA IN AGRICULTURAL FINANCE DEVELOPMENT: PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS

ABSTRACT The Role of Central Bank of Nigeria in Agricultural Finance Development, Problems and Prospects The topic provide for conceptual frame work of the role played by the CBN in the development of Agricultural sector of the Nigeria economy as its primary purpose. Its secondary purpose is to assess the policies and program of CBN to the development of Agricultural Finance. Data was collected from both primary and secondary sources. In the primary source I interviewed some farmers, official...


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