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The Impact Of Agriculture On Arable Land: A Case Study Of Bor County, Jonglei State, South Sudan

Agriculture is the biggest single activity in most of Sub-Saharan Africa. According to the World Bank report on Human development index 2005, about 73% of the people in Sub-Saharan Africa survive on subsistence agriculture. The most widespread methods of farming are the primitive ones, using the traditional hoe as the main tool of agricultural production. This type of farming also depends mainly on the natural seasonal rains for their crops, (World Bank. Human development index 2005). 

The Use Of Mobile Phones In Communicating Agricultural Information In Tanzania: The Roles Of Different Stakeholders

ABSTRACT The study on which this thesis is based sought to investigate roles of different stakeholders influencing the use of mobile phones in communicating agricultural information in Tanzania. The study arose from the fact that, while information is becoming an important ingredient in agriculture, farmers in Tanzania lack access to agricultural information something which greatly constrains efforts to improve agricultural development. One good thing is that, mobile phone technology which is...

Effect of External Debt on Performance of the Agricultural Sector in Kenya

Abstract Agriculture forms the backbone of the economy in most developing and developed countries. Its production has increased significantly over the last three to four decades. In 2018, it contributed to about 4% of global gross domestic product (GDP), and in 2020, it accounted for 35 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) and 65 percent of foreign exchange earnings in Kenya. It’s also a primary source of raw materials for both national and international industries. However, its per...

Mathematics Application for Agricultural Development in Nigeria

Abstract This paper explores how the knowledge of mathematics can be applied to the development of agriculture, the importance and how mathematics application on the farm could improve agricultural development. Mathematical applications can enhance agricultural development in many ways. Through simple measurements, the farmer can estimate the number of hectares cultivated per annum, his profit and loss margin per annum etc. Mathematics has enabled farming to be more economically efficient and...

An assessment of the environmental impacts associated with urban agriculture. A case of gweru, zimbabwe

Abstract The study assessed the environmental impacts associated with urban agriculture in selected residential areas of Gweru Urban. Qualitative research methods were prominently utilised throughout the research and were complimented by quantitative methods. Questionnaires, structured interviews and direct observations were used in soliciting significant information relevant to the study objectives. Self-administration of questionnaires was done to 35 household units which were selected thr...

The Determinants Of Total Factor Productivity In Ghanaian Agriculture

ABSTRACT The role of productivity in general and agricultural productivity in particular in hastening the pace of economic growth cannot be underestimated. There is an ever rising need for increases in food supply, given the incessant increases in population and a dwindling supply of farmland that can only emanate from growth in productivity rather than increases in input usage. The study examined the total factor productivity measure and the factors influencing it in Ghanaian agriculture by...

Factors Influencing Adoption Of Conservation Agriculture In South Uluguru Mountains In Morogoro Region, Tanzania

ABSTRACT The study was conducted in two wards Kolero and Kasanga of the South Uluguru Mountains in the Morogoro Region to assess factors influencing the adoption of conservation agriculture. In this study the level of adoption was assessed, the contribution of conservation agriculture in agricultural productivity was identified, and the influence of socio-economic factors and institution factors in adopting conservation agriculture were identified. The methodology involved a cross-sectional ...

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...

Implementation Of Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture In The Central Province Of Zambia

ABSTRACT The Central Province of Zambia contains the majority of the nation’s malnourished children, despite being the most productive province in terms of Agriculture. Most studies focused on household food consumption rather than the linkages between agriculture performance and nutrition outcomes of the population. In light of this knowledge gap, this study focused on the linkage between nutrition and agriculture. The study assessed the extent to which the Ministry of Agriculture in Zambi...

DETERMINANTS OF ADOPTION OF CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE PRACTICES BY SMALLHOLDER FARMERS’ IN TOKE KUTAYE DISTRICT, WEST SHEWA ZONE, OROMIA NATIONAL REGIONAL STATE, ETHIOPIA

Abstract: Climate-smart agriculture is expected to play a key role in tackling climate-related challenges to agricultural livelihoods and food systems. However, the implementation of these programs involving efficient, sustainable, and productivity-enhancing technologies and their adoption rate has remained low, particularly among small-scale farmers. The purpose of the study was to analyze determinants of climate-smart agricultural practices adoption in Toke Kutaye district, West Showa Zone...

Financial Institutions And Agricultural Financing In Ghana: The Case Of The Ghana Commercial Bank -1953 – 1994

ABSTRACT The British Bank of West Africa (B.B.W.A) now renamed Standard Chartered Bank Limited and Barclays Bank Ghana Limited were the two prominent foreign Commercial Banks first established in the Gold Coast in 1897 and 1917 respectively. In the colonial era, these British banks did not cater to their banking needs; they dealt with large businesses and did not extend credit to Ghanaian farmers. In 1953, the Commercial Bank was established as the first indigenous commercial bank to serve th...

The Relationship Between Selected Agriculture Teachers’ Job-Satisfaction Factors And Public Secondary School Students’ Performance In Agriculture At Kcse In Nyeri County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Secondary school education in Kenya equips students with the knowledge, skills and competences that are vital for achieving their desired KCSE performance. The level of teachers of Agriculture job satisfaction can affect implementation of Agriculture curriculum as well as students’ Agriculture scores. In Nyeri County, public secondary-school students continue to perform poorly in KCSE with results from 2009 to 2014 indicating an aggregate of C- in Agriculture. This performance has ...

The Effect Of Literacy Approaches On The Socio-Economic Life Of The Migrant Fishermen In Lagos State

ABSTRACT This study investigated the effect of literacy approaches on the socio- economic life of migrant fishermen in Lagos State. It examined the extent to which some identified approaches would promote literacy acquisition among the Migrant Fishermen, and how their personal variables like sex, age, marital status and level of education influenced their literacy acquisition. A total number of one hundred and sixty fishermen were selected from Badagry, Ibeju-Lekki, Epe and Amuwo-Odofin Local...

Using Information And Communication Technologies To Enhance Information Sharing For Improved Fish Farming Productivity In Tanzania

ABSTRACT The use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in sharing information is very important in enhancing fish farming productivity among fish farmers. However, little is known on the linkage that exists between the use of ICTs and fish farming productivity in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania. The main objective of this study was to assess the use of ICTs to enhance information sharing for improved fish farming productivity in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania. Specifical...

Effects Of Changes In Agricultural Land Use Practices On Household Food Security In Bureti Sub-County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Shortage of food in the world today has resulted from changes in agricultural land use practices among other factors including climate change, population growth and urbanization. In Kenya, over the past four decades there has been reducing number of people practicing agriculture in the country. Though agriculture is the main economic activity in the country, the increasing population and human settlement into the agricultural regions has led to the sub-division of the rural agricult...


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