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Aquatic ecological survey

AQUATIC ECOLOGICAL  SURVEY             INTRODUCTION An aquatic ecological survey can be referred to as the backbone of Fisheries, and the process of planning can be referred to as a survey, according to a popular saying “he who fails to plan, plan to fail”. The aquatic ecological survey deals with proper planning in both capture and culture fisheries; planning (survey) in capture fisheries involve the use of a sophisticated instrument to check the aquatic resources of economi...

Impact Of Agricultural Production On Rural Welfare In Nigeria

ABSTRACT Increase in agricultural production is essential for agricultural development since it enhances profitability and income which leads to welfare improvements. In Nigeria agricultural production and rural welfare have worsened over the years. Adequate information on the link between agricultural production and rural welfare in Nigeria is expected to better inform policy makers on implementation. Agricultural production and its impact on rural welfare in Nigeria were, therefore, investi...

Effect Of Agricultural Intensification Practices On Livelihood Outcomes Among Smallholder Farmers In Makueni And Nyando Sub-counties, Kenya

Developing countries, Kenya included are mostly affected by food problems and poverty as a result of high dependence on agriculture. Agriculture in Kenya is dominated by smallholder farmers, whose production is hampered by climate variability, declining land sizes and low agricultural technologies. Agricultural intensification is aimed at solving the problem of low agricultural productivity and poverty through increasing farm output per unit land area. However it is still not clear the e...

Agricultural Transformation In Nyamira County, Kenya; 1945-2002

ABSTRACT The study focused on agricultural transformation in Nyamira County between 1945 and 2002.The study objectives included process of agricultural transformation and policies during the onset of the Second World War, drivers of agricultural transformation in the County since 1945.The study also examined the socialeconomic effects of agricultural transformation between 1979 and 2002.The year 1945 was important to the study because after the Second World War, for the first time in history...

Agricultural Extension Services And Farmer Innovations: The Case Of The Garu Presbyterian Agricultural Station

ABSTRACT The critical role of agriculture to the Ghanaian economy cannot be over emphasized. It has thus been the objective of governments to improve and develop the productive capacity of agriculture. Agricultural extension has been responsible for supporting farmers to raise their production capacity. Over the last two decades the effectiveness of agricultural extension to achieve its goal has been called to question. The significance of local innovation potential for sustainable developme...

Influence Of Plan For Modernization Of Agriculture On Agricultural Practices In Kigulu County. !Ganga District

TABLE OF CONTENTS.D~ENTS PAGE,claration ... . .1Jproval. ..... . ........ 11,di cation ..... . . .. 111cknowledgement ..... . . ... IV1ble of Contents . ..vbstract ..... . . .... lXHAPTERONE.0 Back ground of the study ...... ... II Statement of the problem ... .. J'2 Purpose of the study ..... . . ... 3.3 Research questions ....... . .. 4.4 Objectives of the study .... . .... .4.5 Scope of the study .... . .. .4.6 Significance of the study .......... . .. 5:HAPTER TWO.tEVIEW OF RELATED LITERA...

Accelerating agricultural productivity to enhance economic growth in Botswana

Abstract: The need to diversify the economy so as to ensure sustainable economic growth has been of great concern. Accelerating productivity in agriculture is seen as one of the alternatives to support the diversification initiatives by the government and drive growth in Botswana. This study discusses the factors contributing to increased long term agricultural productivity and hence its subsequent impact on growth in the short. The study employs the vector error correction model and annual ...

Analysis of the Effects of Policy on the Development of Agro-Based Micro-Enterprises in the Informal Sector of Bayelsa State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT This study was conducted to analyze the effects of policy on the development of Agro-based micro-enterprises in the informal sector of Bayelsa State of Nigeria. Structured questionnaires were used to collect data from 150 microenterprises that were randomly selected. Descriptive statistics, multiple regression, Access model and the t- statistics were employed for data analysis. Among the major findings were that the agricultural micro-enterprises span the entire agricultural sector o...

Strategy of Developing Tomini Bay for Economic Growth of Coastal Community in Central Sulawesi

This research aims to analyze the potential and the strategy of developing Tomini Bay to improve the economic growth of the coastal community in Central Sulawesi. The research is located in four regencies in Central Sulawesi. The method uses the descriptive analysis using SWOT analysis. The research result shows that the potential of fisheries resources in Poso Regency, Parigi Moutong Regency, Tojo Una-Una Regency, and Banggai Regency can support the development of Tomini Bay region based on ...

Macroeconomic determinants of Agricultural Sector Growth in NIgeria

ABSTRACT   The study examines the macroeconomic determinants of agricultural sector growth in Nigeria which is based on the empirical evidence of the short-run and long-run interrelationships among capital expenditure on agriculture, inflation rate, exchange rate, interest rate and credit availability to the sector using agricultural GDP as dependent variable. Time series data from 1981 – 2015 were sourced from Central Bank Statistical Bulletin. The data were analysed based on bound test...

SOCIAL NETWORKS AND RURAL AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN SELECTED RURAL COMMUNITIES IN THE CENTRAL REGION OF GHANA

ABSTRACT The study set out to examine the utilisation of social networks among rural farmers in four rural communities in the Central Region of Ghana. Data were collected from 327 alters who were constituted via the egocentric approach based on eight(8) accidentally selected egos, and analysed with tools from SPSS (Version 21). Data were presented using frequency tables and percentages. The Kruskal Wallis and the median tests were used to test the differences in the communities with respect t...

Contribution Of Urban Agriculture On Improving People’s Livelihood, In Urban Areas: A Case Of Dodoma Municipality, Tanzania

ABSTRACT This study assessed the contribution of Urban Agriculture on the improvement of people‟s livelihood in Dodoma Municipality. The study focused on identifying the types of Urban Agriculture practiced in the study area, analyzing the characteristics of household involved in Urban Agriculture and ascertaining the contribution of Urban Agriculture on household food and income generation. Four wards namely Kilimani, Kikuyu North, Kikuyu South and Mkonze were involved in the study. A samp...

Socio-economic implications of the water hyacinth in Lake Victoria on fishing and trading communities: a comparative rural and urban case study

Abstract: The water hyacinth, an exotic plant of Africa was first introduced about 120 years ago by explorers and naturalists. It is believed to have been imported from South America where it is an indigenous plant. It was first seen in Kenya in the early 1980's and in Lake Victoria in the early 1990's. Its proliferation left unchecked has caused a myriad of problems to the regular lake users, the fishermen, fish traders and the fish processor not to mention the interference with domestic an...

THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF AGRICULTURE TO RURAL DEVELOPMENT (A CASE STUDY IN UDI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, ENUGU STATE)

ABSTRACT For the purpose of this research work, an opinion survey was made using oral interview and author  - constructed questionnaire to examine “the contributions of agriculture to rural development†using Udi Local Government Area of Enugu as a case study. The researchers relied on data collected from seventy-five (75) respondents who were agricultural concerned persons. To guide the research, the above opinions were gathered and analysed/interpreted, analysis of data revealed...

Analysis of Intra-Industry Trade in Agricultural Products Between Nigeria and Partner Nations Within the Economic Community of West African States (1979-2008)

ABSTRACT The basic tenet of the study was that intra-industry trade occurred when commodities of the same industry are simultaneously exported and imported by partner nations within the sub-region. The objectives of the study were to review Nigeria’s merchandise trade, assess the simultaneous exports and imports of agricultural products by partner nations, evaluate the share of intra-industry trade in agricultural products between Nigeria and the ECOWAS partner nations, and determine the ef...


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