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THE POLICIES OF THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA AS THEY AFFECT AGRICULTURE

CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION1.1    BACKGROUND OF THE STUDYAgriculture is defined as “the cultivation of land for the purpose of producing food for man, feed for animal and fibre or raw material for industrial companies.  It also includes the processing marketing of crops.  In other words, it embraces all activities involved in the primary and controlled production of plant and animals, such as fishing, forestry, farming, livestock, poultry and small scale industries connected with processin...

IMPORTANCE OF AGRICULTURAL MICROBIOLOGY

INTRODUCTION Agricultural microbiology is a branch of microbiology dealing with plant-associated microbes and plant and animal diseases. It also deals with the microbiology of soil fertility, such as microbial degradation of organic matter and soil nutrient transformations. Agricultural microbiology is a scientific discipline oriented to satisfy the request of new knowledge from the society, consumers and producers, needed for the exploitation of microbial resources in the main frame of agric...

The Role of Financial Institutions in Agricultural Development in Nigeria (A case study of Nigerian Agricultural and Cooperative Bank - NACB)

INTRODUCTION 1.1BACKGROUND OF INFORMATION  Agriculture is still most important sector of the country’s economy. It’s role in economic development can be traced back to, at-least to the mid-eighteenth century, and which was central to the early development of the analytical economics by Adam Smith, David Richardo, and Thomas Malthius, typically some 40 to 60 percent of the national income is produced in agriculture and from 50 to 80 percent of the labour force is engaged in agricultural p...

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AND ECONOMIC GROWTH IN SIERRA LEONE

This research work tries to examine the significance of agriculture production on economic growth in Sierra Leone. It empirically explored the agriculture and economic growth nexus in Sierra Leone. The objective of the study is to examine the place of agriculture in the economic growth and development of Sierra Leone. Using least square method, data collected were secondary data and the durbin-watson t-statistics were used in the regression analysis. The study shows that agriculture productio...

Women's empowerment in agriculture and agricultural productivity: Evidence from rural maize farmer households in western Kenya.

Abstract: This paper documents a positive relationship between maize productivity in western Kenya and women’s empowerment in agriculture, measured using indicators derived from the abbreviated version of the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index. Applying a cross-sectional instrumental-variable regression method to a data set of 707 maize farm households from western Kenya, we find that women’s empowerment in agriculture significantly increases maize productivity. Although all indi...

Biology And Fisheries

1.1   Background of the study    Aquaculture has emerged as one of the most promising and fast-growing food- producing sector, which provides high-quality animal protein, raises nutritional levels, and generates income and employment around the globe (FAO, 2010).According to recent data, world aquaculture production of food fish reached 62.7 million tonnes in 2011, up by 6.2% from 59 million tonnes in 2010. The estimated value of farmed fish food is US$ 130 billion. Aquaculture contr...

AN ANALYSIS OF THE UPTAKE OF AGRICULTURAL INSURANCE SERVICES BY THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR FOR SUSTAINABLE SOCIO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN ZIMBABWE

Abstract The purpose of this research was to analyse the uptake of agricultural insurance services by the agricultural sector for sustainable socio economic development in Zimbabwe. The research covered the period of 2000 to 2015. The research focused on A1 and A2 farmers which consisted of subsistence and small-medium scale commercial farmers. Agriculture is a risky enterprise due to its cyclical nature, risk of loss from fires and natural disasters. The researcher established that agricultu...

The Role of Financial Institutions in Agricultural Development in Nigeria (A case study of Nigerian Agricultural Cooperative and Rural Development Bank South East Zonal Headquarters Enugu)

Abstract The role financial institutions have played in the growth and development of Nigeria economy can not be overemphasized.  There had been a growing realization of the importance of financial institutions in the growth and development of Nigerian economy due to the credit facility and various other services it rendered.  The objectives of the study is to access the impact of Nigeria Agricultural Co-operative and Rural Development Bank (NACROB) in Enugu Zonal Headquarter on socio-econ...

Effectiveness Of Beach Management Units On Sustainable Fishery Management On Lake Victoria: A Case Of Musoma Rural Districts

ABSTRACT This study was meant to generate information on the effectiveness of Beach Management Units on sustainable fishery management on Lake Victoria. The study intended specifically to; assess the status of fishery practices, examine institutional and managerial challenges and suggest mechanisms to make the BMUs sustainable. The study was conducted in the Musoma Rural District‟s BMUs. A total of three BMUs (Kigeraetuma, Mugango and Etaro) were involved in the study. Data were collected ...

Factors Affecting Teaching And Learning Of Agricultural Science As An Optional Subject In Selected Secondary Schools In Tanzania

ABSTRACT Agriculture as a subject has been taught in Tanzania before and after independence with overall purpose being development of basic agricultural skills relevant to learners‟ home environment. Thus, this study was conducted to assess factors affecting teaching and learning of agricultural science as an optional subject in selected secondary school in Mbeya and Songwe Regions, Tanzania. Specific objectives were to: examine the current status in teaching and learning of agricultural s...

The drive and passion of agricultural enthusiasts.

In this essay, we discuss the elements affecting the actions, commitment, and high tenacity of the majority of agricultural enthusiasts, as well as the motivation to continue creating beneficial improvements in all areas of agriculture. Keywords: Agricultural enthusiast, agriculture, weather, environment, industries, technology.

Community Transformation in Buikwe District: The Role of Agriculture

TABLE OF CONTENTSDECLARATION .1APPROVAL iiDEDICATIONACKNOWLEDGMENT ivABBREVIATIONS vKEY TERMS ViTABLE OF CONTENT viiABSTRACT XCHAPTER ONE 1INTRODUCTION 11.1 Introduction 11.2 Background to the study 11.3 Statement of the problem 11.4 Purpose of the study 21.5 Specific objectives 31.6 Research questions 31.7 Significance of the study 31.8 Scope of the study 3CHAPTER TWO 5LITERATURE REVIEW 52.1 Introduction 52.2 Agricultural practices 52.2.1 Subsistence farming 52.2.1.1 Slash and burn agricultu...

THE ROLE FINANCIAL INSTITUTION IN AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND. Agricultural is one of the most important sectors of our country’s economy. Enugu state is no exception. Enugu state, characterized by low farm incomes, primitive farming techniques which lower the level of production, and low level of capacity to satisfy the food and fiber need of the nation. Infant agricultural is in a part-type pf peascont agricultural which has been mentioned by many writers as caught in a vicious circle of property low income resulting ...

Agriculture and Rural Development in Bukwo District

ABSTRACT This study examined the role of agriculture in rural development in Bukwo District. This was afler the realization that environmental conditions (i.e., fertile volcanic soils and the equatorial and temperate climatic conditions [reliable rainfall and moderate temperatures]) make the potential for agriculture real in Bukwo District. The challenge was how to tap into this potential even when the necessary infrastructure and human and financial resources were still wanting. Agriculture ...

Ways of Enhancing Food Production Through Organic Agriculture Among Farmers in Northern Zone of Cross River State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT This work was designed to determine the ways of enhancing food production through organic agriculture among farmers. Five research questions and five null hypotheses guided the study. A survey research design was adopted for the study.The study was carried out in northern zone of Cross River State, Nigeria. The population for the study was 230 comprising 205 registered crop farmers and 25 Agricultural Development Programme (ADP) extension agents from Ogoja Agricultural Zone respecti...


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