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Effect Of Research And Development On Agricultural Sector Growth In The East African Community (2000-2014)

ABSTRACT This study empirically examined the effect of research and development on agricultural sector growth in East African Community from the year 2000-2014. According to the endogenous growth theory, research and development leads to increase in the stock of knowledge which in turn has got spill over effects hence leads to economic growth. However, information on the effect of R&D on the agricultural sector in the EAC was lacking hence the study sought to bridge this knowledge gap. The ob...

Agricultural Extension Needs Of Farmers In Telfaria Production And Marketing In Enugu North Agricultural Zone Of Enugu State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The study was carried out to determine the agricultural extension needs of farmers in Telfaria production and marketing in Enugu north agricultural zone of Enugu state, Nigeria. Four Local Government Areas (LGAs) namely: Udenu, Nsukka, Igbo-Etiti and Uzo-Uwani were used for the study out of the six Local Government Areas that make up both Nsukka and Enugu zones of Enugu north agricultural zone. In each of these Local Government Areas, two town communities were purposefully selected ...

Agricultural Trade Balance and Food Self-Sufficiency: Implications for Sustainable Development in Nigeria

Abstract: Nigeria used to boast of high surplus in agricultural trade and food self-sufficiency, especially in the 1960s. Today, Nigeria has lost the leading position it once occupied as it is now a major importer of food and agricultural commodities. Nigeria now spends billions of naira on importation of food and agricultural products. This situation is paradoxical as Nigeria is well-endowed with the requisite natural and human resources needed to be food self-sufficient. Besides, most gover...

Comparative Analysis Of Productivity And Efficiency In Low And High External Inputs Technology Agriculture In Imo State

ABSTRACT The study was designed to compare productivity and efficiency of Low External Input Technology and High External Input Technology Farms in Imo State. Specifically, it aimed at comparing the socio- economic characteristics of the two groups of farmers as well as their productivities, ascertain the factors influencing aggregate and individual resource productivities, determine production efficiency and returns to scale in the two farm types.  The study was conducted in Imo State, Nige...

Competitiveness In The Export Demand For Nigerian Rubber

The study examined the degree of competitiveness in the export demand for Nigerian rubber with focus on the Spanish Market. The study covered the periods of 1961 – 2010 and data comprised national aggregates. Two Stage Least Squares (2SLS) approach was used in the estimation after instrumenting for simultaneity and establishing stationarity cum cointegration relationship. The outcome of the analysis showed that the demand for Nigerian rubber by Spain was affected negatively by export price ...

Constraints to The Distribution of Agriculture Products by Local Producers in Taraba State

ABSTRACT  This study was embarked upon for the purposes of finding out constraints to the distribution of agricultural products by local producers in Taraba State, and to identify strategies for improving the distribution of agricultural products. In carrying out the study, five research questions were developed and five null hypotheses were formulated. The questionnaire was the only instrument used for data collection. Local producers of tea, tomatoes and dairy products in the Central Zone ...

Modern Electronics For Agriculture

ABSTRACT The field of electronics continues to change and evolve rapidly. Electronics are increasingly being used to collect and process all types of data, transfer information, make decisions, and provide automation and control functions. Modern microcontrollers and semiconductor components offer many advantages and ease of use in designing custom measurement and control systems. An array of microcontrollers, sensors, and accessory components are presented and their features, capabilities, a...

Evaluation of Content And Readability of Recommended Textbooks on Agriculture For Upper Basic Education in Enugu State, Nigeria

Abstract The study was carried out to determine the adequacy of the content and the readability of the recommended textbooks on Agriculture for Upper Basic Education in Enugu state. Eighteen research questions were posed and answered by the study. The evaluation research design was adopted. The population of the study was the 29 recommended textbooks on Agriculture for Upper Basic Education schools in Enugu state. The sample for the study was 27 recommended main textbooks on Agriculture for ...

Optimisation Of Ontaku/Oshikundu: Pearl Millet And Sorghum Malts Quality And Convenient Premix Development

Abstract Oshikundu/Ontaku is a nonalcoholic, acidic, opaque fermented beverage. It is comprised of pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br) meal/flour, commonly known as mahangu, malts of pearl millet or sorghum (Sorghum bicolour (L.) Moench) and/or brans (pearl millet). Brewing of oshikundu remains an art in households with no empirical improvement of a controlled fermentation flow process to give a consistent product. Some of the major limitations to the formal commercialisation of thi...

Co-Ordination Of Agricultural Related Policies To Enhance Agricultural Planning Process At Village And District Levels: A Case Study Of Bukoba Rural District

ABSTRACT Although the Government insists on participatory and bottom-up planning in agricultural projects involving all stakeholders and responsible sectoral policies, coordination of agricultural related policies (ARPs) has not effectively been practised. The main objective of the study was to assess the effectiveness of coordination of ARPs to enhance village and district levels agricultural projects planning processes. The specific objectives were to: examine knowledge of stakeholders in c...

Influence Of Fish Trade Activities On The Environment In Gikomba Fish Market, Nairobi County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Post-harvest fisheries activities have been cited as contributors to environmental degradation. The current sanitary situation in urban fish markets is worrying and present threats to the public health and the surrounding environment. The research aimed to investigate and understand how the fish trader’s activities influence the environmental situation in fish markets. A descriptive survey design was used for the research. The target for the study was the fish traders of Gikomba fi...

Communities’ Consideration Underlying Valuation Of Agricultural Land: A Case Study Of Lushoto District, Tanzania

ABSTRACT A study was conducted in Lushoto, District, Tanzania to identify farmers’ perceived agricultural land value determinants to establish determinants for agricultural land valuation across different land use types. Remote sensing and GIS techniques were used to identify dominant agricultural land uses for screening the agricultural land value determinants across the land uses. Household survey, key informant interview, and focus group discussions were used to explore farmers’ criter...

Morphometric Analysis Of Monogenean Parasites Of Cichlid And Cyprinid Fish In Lake Naivasha, Kenya

ABSTRACT Fish diseases and parasitic infections have been recognized as detrimental and limiting factors in the development of capture fisheries and aquaculture. Research on monogeneans parasitizing fish from Lake Naivasha, Kenya is scanty. This study aimed to identify the species of monogenean parasites of some cichlid and cyprinid fish in Lake Naivasha, Kenya. Fifty specimens of each fish species comprising: Oreochromis niloticus, O. leucostictus, Tilapia zillii and Barbus paludinosus were ...

Economic Integration And Intra-Regional Agricultural Trade In West Africa

ABSTRACT There has been an increase in West Africa trade on the global value chain but not so on the intra-regional level. This study which is motivated, among others, by the debate on the role of Economic integration as a determinant of bilateral trade performance, provides an empirical investigation on the effects of trade cost, trade policy and infrastructure quality on bilateral trade flows in Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for the period 2006 to 2015. The augmented gr...

Institutional And Socio-Economic Factors Influencing Adoption Of Conservation Agriculture With Trees In Karatu And Mwanga Districts, Tanzania

ABSTRACT A study was carried out to assess institutional and socio-economic factors influencing adoption of Conservation Agriculture with Trees (CAWT) in Karatu and Mwanga districts in Tanzania. Ten (10) villages practicing CAWT were purposively sampled 5 from each district and a total of 100 respondents were randomly selected for household survey from village register. In addition Focus Group Discussions in PRA and desk reviewing of major policies related to CAWT were employed. Logistic reg...


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