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Influence Of Selected Factors On Youth Participation In Agriculture In Kajiado North Sub-County, Kenya

ABSTRACT About 60% of the Kenyan population is comprised of youth. Agriculture provides over 80% of employment opportunities and livelihood to Kenyans. However, while youth unemployment is rising, youth engagement in agriculture is declining. Kenya‟s service and industrial sectors have not created enough jobs for the youthful labour force. Declining youth engagement in agriculture has implications on household and national food and nutritional security, unemployment and underemployment whic...

Application Knowledge Based System for Sustainable Agricultural Development

This seminar paper reviewed work approach uses related article written by different researchers has tried to application KBS for sustainable agricultural development. KBS is a computer program designed to simulate the problem-solving behavior of an expert in a narrow domain. Agriculture plays a key role in food security and economic development. Agricultural production has evolved into a complex business requiring the accumulation knowledge and integration of data and information from many di...

Agricultural Productivity Growth in West African Agriculture: A Frontier Function Analysis

ABSTRACT             Productivity growth in an economy is important because it is an essential source of overall growth. The study evaluates the total factor productivity growth in agricultural sector of West African countries between 1961-2000 and also determined the technological change and technical efficiency change within the period. The study used data from the FAOSTAT Database of the FAO. The data were analysed using stochastic frontier production function. The results reve...

Influence Of Selected Factors On Participation Of Rural Youth In Agriculture In Balaka District, Malawi

ABSTRACT Worldwide, young people and mainly the rural youth face challenges in trying to earn a livelihood, yet agriculture offers a lot of opportunities for investment and their livelihood. Malawi economy is predominantly agricultural. Young people form more than 50 per cent of the country’s population. Despite the Malawi government efforts to enhance youth participation in the agriculture sector through policy support, only few youths participate actively in this sector. This study sough...

Nigerian Mass Media Representation of Women in Agriculture and Agribusiness: A Case of Status Mis-Conferral

Abstract The study set out to examine the extent of the coverage given by the mass media to women in agriculture and agribusiness in view of statistics indicating that women constitute an overwhelming proportion of the people in that sector. Based in Nigeria, the study analysed the content of 282 stories on the agricultural pages of two selected national newspapers, 187 pictures illustrating some of the stories and 48 agricultural broadcasts from two radio stations. The study revealed that t...

Nigerian Economy: Investing in Resilience Focused on Agriculture

Economic shocks do not only threaten people's lives but also their future livelihoods. To move ahead and address these shocks involve understanding how different sectors of the economy can be improved upon sustainably to achieve economic prosperity. Investment in agriculture provides a roadmap for creating a resilient Nigerian economy. A proper understanding of the uncertainties faced by the Agricultural sector and effective strategies to manage these uncertainties is vital to creating a...

Relationship Between Agriculture Knowledge And Form Four Graduates’ Farming Activities And Attitudes Towards Farming In Nyandarua West Sub County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Agriculture contributes the highest in the country’s economy. Despite agriculture being taught in secondary schools, many secondary school graduates seem not to participate in farming activities in Nyandarua West Sub-County. Although it is not clear whether farmers who have studied agriculture in secondary school are making use of the knowledge gained and whether they find it helpful in their careers, there has never been any comprehensive study to investigate the relationship betw...

Factors Influencing Youth Disengagement In Agriculture: A Case Of Babati District, Tanzania

ABSTRACT Despite the availability of potential land for agriculture and problems of formal employment in Tanzania, youth are less involved in agriculture. This study aimed at analysing factors influencing youth disengagement in agricultural activities using Babati District as a case study. Data was collected from 180 youths from rural and urban areas using questionnaire and from 16 key informants using a check list. The collected data was analysed using SPSS computer program to obtain means, ...

EVALUATION OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURE PRACTICES AND RESOURCES USE AS ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE: THE CASE OF SOFI DISTRICT, HARARI REGIONAL STATE, ETHIOPIA

Abstract: The negative impact of climate change has been striking the agricultural sector in Africa. For countries like Ethiopia, whose livelihood occupation of the nation is mainly based on subsistence agriculture that highly rely on rainfall, making an adjustment to adapt to the changing situation is very crucial. Therefore, designing contextual specific adaptation strategies are essential to moderate the negative effect of climate change. This study was intended to answer identify the agr...

Ploblems Of Improving Agricultural Technology In Peasantry Societies In Uganda

Abstract the study was about the problems of improving agricultural technology in peasantry societies in uganda; a case study of Ngetta sub county, lira district. The study was based on the following three objectives; to establish modernisation strategies of improving agricultural technology in peasantry societies, to establish the problems affecting modernisation strategy in peasantry societies and to examine the relationship between agriculture modernisation and food production in peasantry...

THE ROLE OF CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA (C.B.N) IN AGRICULTURAL FINANCE DEVELOPMENT, PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS. A CASE STUDY OF NIGERIA AGRICULTURAL INSURANCE COMPANY (NAIC) ENUGU – ENUGU STATE

ABSTRACT  Based on historical evidence, the highest contribution to the Nigeria Economy was Agriculture at present, Agricultural Production has been deducing drastically, especially since the oil boom. This was also contributed to the neglect on this sector due to the problem the Agriculturist encountered.       Nigeria Agriculture is characterized by the pre-prudence of small scale farming which yields the bulk of the total production. The small scale farmers have been the bedrock of our...

The Impact of Agricultural Development On Nigeria Economic Growth.

ABSTRACT In recent decades, the main and potential contribution of agriculture to economic growth has been a subject of much controversy among development economists. As some contend that agricultural development is a precondition for industrialization, others strongly object it and argue for a different path. Taking advantage of ordinary least square method (OLS), the research carried out by means of secondary data and using the independent variables. Agricultural Development (AGD), Capital ...

ROLES OF COMMERCIAL BANK IN FINANCING AGRICULTURAL PROJECT IN ENUGU STATE

INTRODUCTION In the immediate past decade and this present decade, there have been seminars, conferences, articles, Journals and various publications by both local, national and International Organizations on the sharp decline in Agricultural production on these various programmes, some of these workshops, conferences and seminars include the followings: -The 13th Annual workshop of the South – West Research Extension Farmers impute Linkage system (REFILS) helped at the Institute of Agricul...

Proximate and Macro Element Composition of Four Fish Species from Lower River Benue Makurdi Benue State Nigeria

A study was conducted on four fresh water fish species: Protopterus  annectens, Labeo coubie, Auchenoglanis occidentalis and Mormyrus  rume from lower river Benue, Makurdi to determine the proximate  and macro elements composition of these fish species from lower river  Benue Makurdi. A total of 600 fish samples were collected, 50 samples  from each species for the period of three months. Fish samples were  collected and transported to the University of Agriculture Makurdi,  Department...

An Assessment Of The Determinants Of Agricultural Output In Nigeria: 1981-2018.

ABSTRACT. This study assesses the determinants of agricultural output in Nigeria using annual data covering periods from 1981 to 2018. The variables employed were Agricultural Growth (AG), Agricultural Credit (AC), Government Expenditure on Agriculture (GEA) and Money Supply (MS) with Agricultural Growth (AG) as the dependent variable. The study employed the use of econometric analysis such as; Descriptive statistics, Unit root test (ADF), Granger causality test, Johansen co-integration test ...


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