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Economic Efficiency Of Fishing Among Marine And Lagoon Artisanal Fisherfolks In Lagos State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT Fishing is a major source of livelihood for rural and peri-urban communities along coastal waters. The operation of artisanal fisherfolks is threatened by increasing overfishing of inshore waters, inadequate credit facilities, insufficient fishing input subsidies and inadequate extension services. These had negative implications on their efficiency hence their well-being.  In order to enhance their performance, the efficiency of the fisherfolks, profitability and challenges were ex...

A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF AGRICULTURAL FINANCING IN NIGERIA (A CASE STUDY OF UMUCHINEMERE PROCREDIT AND FIRST BANK PLC, ENUGU

ABSTRACT This study aims to examine analysis of agricultural financing in Nigeria (A study of Umuchinmere Procredit and First Bank PLC, Enugu).  It is believed that generalization will be made on the entire nation based on the results arrived at in the research.  The project is divided into five (5) chapter to enhance understanding and convenience.  In chapter one, an introduction of the study was made.  The statement of the problems were enumerated which includes lack of credit faciliti...

Preliminary Studies On Impacts Of Ocean Acidification On Diversity Of Fish Species Landed By Artisanal And Semi-Industrial Fisheries And Coastal Community Livelihoods In Ghana

ABSTRACT Increased absorbance of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere has led to the changing of the chemistry of the oceans. In addition to already existing stressors, the resultant ocean acidification poses multiple threats to marine species biodiversity and goods and services and livelihoods that depend on them. The study set out to determine possible impacts of this phenomenon on the abundance and diversity of fin and shellfish species and ichthyoplankton in the artisanal and semi-industria...

AGRICULTURAL YOUTH SENSITIVE POLICIES: THE WAY FORWARD IN ENHANCING YOUTHS INCLINATION TOWARDS AGRICULTURE

ABSTRACT Youths constitute a formidable force in the agricultural production process, constituting a sizeable proportion of the workforce especially in the rural areas. While their contribution towards attaining food security cannot be underestimated yet their apparent lukewarm attitude towards agriculture is a source of concern. Majority of agricultural policies and programmes formulated in Nigeria do not consider stirring up the interests of youth, this has also made youths to seek employme...

BANK AGRICULTURE FINANCING AND ITS EFFECTS ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF ETHIOPIA

Abstract: There is a credit market failure in Ethiopia, as evidenced by constraints on banks giving agricultural credit, unbalanced economic sector finance, and worse agricultural credit performance. It is possible to look into the seriousness of these problems using a variety of techniques. The analysis of macroeconomic and bank-specific variables that influence agricultural credit and the performance of agricultural finance, as well as how agricultural finance influenced Ethiopia's export ...

The Use Of A Mobile Phone As An Aid To The Growth Of Agriculture In Uganda A Case Study: Logoba Village In Moyo District

ABSTRACT Mobile phone emerges as a great tool to enhance the system of transfer of infonnation in agriculture, so an effort in this study has been made to enumerate the uses of mobile phones in growth of agriculuture in Logoba village in Moyo district which is based on combination of ICTD and diffusion theories to understand mobile phone adoption in a holistic mam1er. In doing so, the presented findings provide insight into why individuals within resourceconstrained environments can adopt mo...

CAPITAL INVESTMENT: LUBRICANT OF THE ENGINE OF PRODUCTION PROCESS IN AGRICULTURAL SECTOR – EVIDENCE FROM NIGERIA

This study examined the effect of capital investment on the productivity of agricultural sphere of Nigeria. The productivity of the sector was proxy as the agriculture’s contribution to the GDP while commercial bank loan to agriculture, annual budgetary allocation to agricultural sector and various categories of ACGS loan scheme were proxy as investment frameworks. The data used for  thus study were extracted from various bulletin of Central Bank of Nigeria and National Bureau of Stati...

Effects Of Compliance With Food Safety Standards On Costs, Benefits And Organization Of Nile Perch Export Supply Chain In Tanzania

ABSTRACT Trading in high-value agro-food and fishery products like Nile perch represents one of the main possibilities for reducing poverty in Tanzania. Nile perch earner foreign exchange and provides employment to communities around Lake Victoria. However, Tanzania has experienced challenges in maintaining and expanding her share of global markets given stringent food-safety requirements in the European Union (EU). Following the three EU Nile perch export bans in the 1990s, several efforts h...

Effects Of Compliance With Food Safety Standards On Costs, Benefits And Organization Of Nile Perch Export Supply Chain In Tanzania.

ABSTRACT Trading in high-value agro-food and fishery products like Nile perch represents one of the main possibilities for reducing poverty in Tanzania. Nile perch earner foreign exchange and provides employment to communities around Lake Victoria. However, Tanzania has experienced challenges in maintaining and expanding her share of global markets given stringent food-safety requirements in the European Union (EU). Following the three EU Nile perch export bans in the 1990s, several efforts h...

Economic Analysis of Artisanal Fishing Enterprises in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT Nigerian agriculture is currently characterized by low productivity, low level of technological adoption and use of inefficient production techniques. This has resulted to reduced food production. Fishery sector in Nigeria plays an 6 important role in terms of national food security, employment, enterprise development and foreign exchange earning. Increasing efforts to raise the productivity of fishery can be an important measure to address the problem of food insecurity as well as r...

Understanding and Mitigating Vulnerable Bycatch in southern African Longline and Trawl Fisheries

SHORT ABSTRAC Over the past decade there has been global concern about the bycatch of seabirds, turtles and sharks in fishing operations, in particular longline and trawl fisheries, which have been widely held responsible for their declining populations and threatened conservation status. This thesis addresses the issue of bycatch in a holistic manner, taking into account that species, whether they be target or non-target, do not exist in isolation from each other and their environment. South...

Critical Success Factors for Sustainable Agritourism Development in Zimbabwe: A Multi-Stakeholder Perspective

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to establish critical success factors that could enable sustainable agritourism development in Zimbabwe. This study was premised on the fact that there has been underutilisation of agricultural attractions for tourism purposes, despite the country being agro-based and having several farms that could be developed into agritourism farms. The study adopted a qualitative approach and a multi-case study design was applied. In-depth interviews were carried o...

ASSESSMENT OF AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS, THE FISHERY AND SOCIO-ECONOMICS OF A COASTAL AREA IN THE SHAMA DISTRICT, GHANA

ABSTRACT The study provides requisite scientific and socio-economic data for sustainable management of the fishery and aquatic ecosystems at Anlo Beach in the Shama District, Ghana. Physico-chemical conditions, macrozoobenthic fauna, and the fish and fishery characteristics of River Pra Estuary, the associated wetlands and marine waters were studied from February 2012 to December 2013. Economics of the fishery, governance and other livelihood activities were also investigated. Data were part...

Enhancing agricultural policies in Nigeria through agricultural marketing

Abstract Agricultural policies have played a dominant role in the development of agricultural product in Nigeria, but, nonetheless, agriculture sector is yet to attain the maximum utilization of the resources. Therefore, the aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of agricultural marketing on agricultural policies in Nigeria. The study was carried out using theoretical frameworks and, data was obtained through a secondary source. The study concludes that the intended goals and objec...

Comparative Economic Analysis Of Conservation And Conventional Agricultural Practices In Southern Uluguru Mountains, Morogoro, Tanzania

ABSTRACT The improved technologies and other practices in agricultural production are often recognized as critical in addressing food insecurity and poverty. Conservation agriculture has emerged as an alternative to conventional agriculture as a result of losses in soil productivity due to soil degradation. This study was conducted in order to determine the economic performance of conservation as compared to conventional agricultural practices in Southern Uluguru Mountains in Morogoro region...


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