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  • 1. ANALYSIS OF FOOD SECURITY AND POVERTY STATUS AMONG HOUSEHOLDS

    » CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION 1.1   BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Food security is a concept that has evolved during the 1990s far beyond a traditional focus on the supply of food at the national level. This concept has been given general definitions in time past but in recent times, there has been a divergence of ideas on what food security really means. food security is  defined as access by all people ...Continue Reading »

    67 pages |  115 engagements | 

  • 2. ANALYSIS OF SAVINGS AND INVESTMENT STRATEGIES AMONG CASSAVA PROCESSORS

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1. BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY In Nigeria, agriculture has remained the largest sector of the economy. It generates employment for about 70% of the population and contributes about 40% to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) with crop accounting for 80%, livestock 13%, forestry 3% and fishery 4%. Agriculture accounts for over 70% of the non oil export and provides over 80% o...Continue Reading »

    67 pages |  87 engagements | 

  • 3. ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF FOOD SAFETY AMONG PORK MARKETERS

    » CHAPTER ONE   INTRODUCTION               Pig is one of the domestic animals found in Nigeria and most parts of West Africa.  Pigs are reared for the production of meat called pork and fat called lard.  The pig produces litters twice a year.  One litter or one birth give between eight (8) and sixteen (16) piglets.  They also eat anything that is edible when given. Although, the re...Continue Reading »

    67 pages |  86 engagements | 

  • 4. ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF PROCESSING AND MARKETING OF CASHEW PRODUCTS

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1  BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Cashew, known as Anacardium occidental is a native of Brazil and was introduced to Mozambique and then India in the sixteenth century by the Portuguese, as a means of controlling coastal erosion. It was spread within these countries with the aid of elephants that ate the bright cashew fruits along with the attached nut. The nut was too h...Continue Reading »

    67 pages |  85 engagements | 

  • 5. ECONOMICS OF VEGETABLE PRODUCTION

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1. Background of the Study In Nigeria, vegetable crops are produced in different agro ecological zones through commercial as well as small scale farmers both as a source of income as well as food. However, the type is limited to few crops and production is concentrated to some pocket areas. In spite of this, the production of vegetables varies from cultivating a few ...Continue Reading »

    67 pages |  98 engagements | 

  • 6. THE EFFECT OF NEEMBIOPESTICIDE ON GRASSHOPPERS

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION Grasshoppers and locusts include insects in different families belonging to the super family Acridoidea and the order Orthoptera Grasshoppers and locusts are distinguishable from other orthopterans primarily on the basis of their external morphology. The most obvious and distinctive features of grasshoppers and locusts are their enlarged hind legs and their relativel...Continue Reading »

    67 pages |  82 engagements | 

  • 7. ECONOMICS OF OIL PALM SEEDLING PRODUCTION

    » ABSTRACT The study determined the economics of oil palm seedlings production in Edo South Senatorial district, Edo State.  The specific objective was to examine the socio economic characteristics of the oil palm seedlings producers, identify the methods adopted in raising oil palm seedlings in the study area, to estimate this cost and returns in oil palms production and access it’s profitabili...Continue Reading »

    67 pages |  85 engagements | 

  • 8. PERFORMANCE OF TWO SUNFLOWER (Helianthus annuus L.) VARIETIES UNDER VARYING PLAN...

    » ABSTRACT   The performance of two sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) varieties under varying plant density and nitrogen levels was investigated under field condition in 2012 rainy and dry seasons at the Institute for Agricultural Research farm and irrigation research farm in Ahmadu Bello University, Samaru Zaria (11º12`N07º37`E686 above sea level). The treatments evaluated consisted of four rate...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  340 engagements | 

  • 9. DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF AN AXIAL-FLOW MILLET THRESHER

    »   ABSTRACT     Existing millet threshers have not been performing up to expectation. Based on this, the physical properties of pearl millet grains were determined and used to design an axial flow millet thresher. The length, width, thickness, geometric diameter, sphericity, surface area of the grains were found to decreased with decrease in moisture content of the grains from 11.6 to 7.8 %. The...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  217 engagements | 

  • 10. INVESTIGATION INTO YIELD REDUCTION OF SUGARCANE PLANTATION OF THE SAVANNAH SUGAR...

    » ABSTRACT   This study was undertaken to identify the factors responsible for declining of sugarcane production in Savannah Sugar Company (Dangote Group). Soil samples were collected from the field within the irrigated plots P1, G2 and K2. The pH and EC were determined using the pH meter and EC meter, respectively while Ca,Mg and OM were determined using titration methods. Na and K were determined...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  237 engagements | 

  • 11. MODIFICATION AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF IAR GROUNDNUT SHELLER FOR SOME SELECT...

    »   ABSTRACT   IAR groundnut sheller was developed in 1985 and the design was based on the properties of the then groundnut variety known as Ex Dakar. New varieties were later developed whose acceptability in practice override, this called for its modification and determination of the characteristics of new varieties.The machine size was modified resulting in the modification of all its components...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  211 engagements | 

  • 12. PERFORMANCE OF TWO AGRO-HYDROLOGICAL MODELS IN SIMULATING SOIL WATER BALANCE OF ...

    »   ABSTRACT   Roles of water balance components in any agro ecological system are indispensible for most physical and physiological processes within the soil plant atmosphere system. The performance of two agro hydrological models: the Soil Water Atmosphere Plant (SWAP) and Irrigation Scheduling Impact Assessment model (ISIAMOD) in simulating soil water balance components (SWBC) of a cropped fiel...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  185 engagements | 

  • 13. RAINFALL DATA GENERATION FOR SAMARU, ZARIA USING STATISTICAL PARAMETERS

    » ABSTRACT   Estimation of rainfall for a desired return period is one of the pre requisites for any design purpose at a particular site, which can be achieved by probabilistic approach. This study is aimed at using the statistical parameters of long term observed rainfall data to generate monthly rainfall depth and estimate rainfall values at different return periods for hydrological and agricultu...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  181 engagements | 

  • 14. YIELD AND WATER USE RESPONSE OF WATERMELON UNDER DEFICIT IRRIGATION AND MULCH

    » ABSTRACT     A field experiment was carried out from Feb May 2012 at the irrigation Research Farm, Institute of Agricultural Research, Samaru, to determine the yield and water use response of watermelon under Deficit irrigation and mulch. The experiment consisted of four levels of irrigation water application depth of 100% (I100), 75% (I75), 50% (I50) and 25% (I25) replacement of moisture deplet...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  163 engagements | 

  • 15. ADOPTION OF RECOMMENDED ONION PRODUCTION PRACTICES BY FARMERS

    » ABSTRACT   This study was carried out to determine adoption of recommended onion production practices in Goronyo Local Government Area of Sokoto State, Nigeria. A multistage sampling procedure was used in this study. Random sampling was used in selecting four villages out of eleven villages from the study area. These villages were Shinaka, Kwakwazo, Kojio and Goronyo. The sample size was 120 onio...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  287 engagements | 

  • 16. ANALYSIS OF LIVELIHOOD DIVERSIFICATION BY FARMING HOUSEHOLDS

    » ABSTRACT   Thisstudy focused on analyse of livelihood diversification by farming households in Kachia, Kagarko and Jaba Local Government areas of Kaduna State, Nigeria. Primary data were collected from 220 respondents using structured questionnaire. The statistical tools used to analyse the data were descriptive statistics, logit regression and t statistics. The result of the analysis shows that ...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  282 engagements | 

  • 17. ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF THE ADOPTION OF EARLY MAIZE TECHNOLOGY ON PRODUCTIVITY...

    » ABSTRACT   The study examined the impact of the adoption of early maize technology on productivity and food security status of farmers in Gwagwalada and Kuje area council of FCT Abuja. The study examined the rate of adoption of early maize varieties, determine the economic efficiency of the farmers that adopted early maize varieties in the study area, determine the factors that influence adoption...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  268 engagements | 

  • 18. ANALYSIS OF WOMEN EMPOWERMENT IN CASSAVA PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING AS A MEANS OF...

    » ABSTRACT   This study is focused on the analysis of women empowerment in cassava production and processing as a means of household poverty status in Kwara State, Nigeria. Women in Kwara State were empowered by RTEP inorder to improve their living standard and there was therefore the need to evaluate the impact of the programme on the women‟s income, productivity and poverty status.Primary data ...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  296 engagements | 

  • 19. ANALYSIS OF YOGHURT AND CHEESE PROCESSING AND MARKETING

    » ABSTRACT   This study examines the efficiency and profitability of dairy products processing and marketing in Kwara state, Nigeria. The specific objective was to examine the efficiency of dairy product processing and marketing in terms of cost and return, marketing margin, market structure, marketing performance as well as to identify the problems of associated with the processing and marketing o...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  283 engagements | 

  • 20. ASSESSMENT OF THE PROFITABILITY OF IMPROVED AGRICULTURE AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO ...

    » ABSTRACT   The study was undertaken to assess the profitability of Improved Apiculture and its   Relationship to Poverty Status in Abuja, Nigeria”. A purposive sampling technique was used to purposively select 140 bee farmers from three area councils namely, Abaji, Bwari and Kwaliin the FCT. The data were analysed using descriptive statistics, Farm budgeting techniques, Foster Greer Thorbecke ...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  208 engagements | 


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