COMPARATIVE STUDY OF LOAN REPAYMENT AND DEFAULT BY LARGE AND SMALL SCALE FARMER-BENEFICIARIES OF BANK OF AGRICULTURE LOANS IN ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA

COMPARATIVE STUDY OF LOAN REPAYMENT AND DEFAULT BY LARGE AND SMALL SCALE FARMER-BENEFICIARIES OF BANK OF AGRICULTURE LOANS IN ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT The study examined loan repayments and defaults by large and small scale farmer-beneficiaries of Bank of Agriculture (BOA) loans from 2010-2016 in Anambra State, Nigeria. The specific objectives were to: estimate the …

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ECONOMICS OF WATERMELON (Citurllus lunatus) MARKETING IN ANAMBRA STATE OF NIGERIA

ECONOMICS OF WATERMELON (Citurllus lunatus) MARKETING IN ANAMBRA STATE OF NIGERIA ABSTRACT The study examined the economics of watermelon marketing in Anambra State, Nigeria. Specifically, it described the marketing channels and volume of trade among the channels, market structure, profitability and economic efficiency of watermelon marketing. It also ascertained inter and intra market price spread; …

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ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY AND PROFITABILITY OF CASSAVA PRODUCTION IN SOUTH EASTERN NIGERIA

ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY AND PROFITABILITY OF CASSAVA PRODUCTION IN SOUTH EASTERN NIGERIA ABSTRACT The study examined the economic efficiency and profitability of cassava production in southeast Nigeria. It specifically described the socio-economic characteristics of the cassava farmers, effects of socio-economic  characteristics of the farmers on the production output of early and late season farming, levels of …

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COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE MARKETING OF OIL PALM WINE AND RAPHIA PALM WINE IN SOUTH EAST, NIGERIA

COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE MARKETING OF OIL PALM WINE AND RAPHIA PALM WINE IN SOUTH EAST, NIGERIA ABSTRACTS The study which compared the marketing of oil palm wine (OPW) and raphia palm wine (RPW) in South East, Nigeria was informed by the vast nutritional and economic values of the products, their potentials for poverty alleviation …

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CASSAVA INNOVATION SYSTEMS IN SOUTH EAST NIGERIA

CASSAVA INNOVATION SYSTEMS IN SOUTH EAST NIGERIA ABSTRACT The study examined cassava production and processing innovation systems in South East Nigeria. Specifically, it ascertained the level of linkages among actors in the systems; identified actors technological capabilities in the systems; determined the level of adoption of cassava production and processing technologies; identified factors that affect …

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COMPARATIVE STUDY OF GENDER (MALE AND FEMALE) PARTICIPATION IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF FADAMA III ADDITIONAL FINANCING PROJECT AMONG CASSAVA FARMERS IN ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA

COMPARATIVE STUDY OF GENDER (MALE AND FEMALE) PARTICIPATION IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF FADAMA III ADDITIONAL FINANCING PROJECT AMONG CASSAVA FARMERS IN ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT The study compared level of gender (male and female) participation in the implementation of Fadama III – Additional Financing project among cassava farmers in Anambra State, Nigeria. Specifically, it identified …

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IMPACT OF THE COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE CREDIT SCHEME ON THE PERFORMANCE OF BENEFICIARIES IN ANAMBRA STATE NIGERIA

IMPACT OF THE COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE CREDIT SCHEME ON THE PERFORMANCE OF BENEFICIARIES IN ANAMBRA STATE NIGERIA ABSTRACT The study examined the impact of Commercial Agriculture credit scheme on the performance of beneficiaries in Anambra State, Nigeria. Simple random sampling technique was applied in selection of respondents for the study. The sample was drawn from members …

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ON-FARM INCOME DIVERSIFICATION DECISIONS OF RURAL FARM HOUSEHOLDS IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA

ON-FARM INCOME DIVERSIFICATION DECISIONS OF RURAL FARM HOUSEHOLDS IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT There has been a drive on the part of consumers, producers, researchers and policy makers for a transition toward a new phase of agriculture. Within this vision, diversifying income among farm households is critical to this drive. In the process of traditional …

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PERFORMANCE OF FARMERS’ MULTIPURPOSE COOPERATIVE SOCIETIES IN ENUGU NORTH AGRICULTURAL ZONE OF ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA

PERFORMANCE OF FARMERS’ MULTIPURPOSE COOPERATIVE SOCIETIES IN ENUGU NORTH AGRICULTURAL ZONE OF ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT The study examined the Performance of Farmers’ Multipurpose Cooperative Societies (FMCS) in Enugu North Agricultural zone of Enugu State, Nigeria. Purposive and proportional sampling techniques were used to collect primary data from 30 FMCS through their chairmen. The analytical …

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PERFORMANCE OF WATERMELON MARKETING IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA

PERFORMANCE OF WATERMELON MARKETING IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT The study analyzed the performance of watermelon marketing in Enugu state, Nigeria. Watermelon has long been regarded as a minor crop in Nigeria and thus, has attracted little marketing research attention, in comparison to other major food and cash crops. The specific objectives were to: describe …

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PRICE FLUCTUATION AND MARKET INTEGRATION OF SELECTED CEREAL IN NORTH-EASTERN NIGERIA, 2001-2010

PRICE FLUCTUATION AND MARKET INTEGRATION OF SELECTED CEREAL IN NORTH-EASTERN NIGERIA, 2001-2010 ABSTRACT Prices contain information crucial to maximizing the returns to production and marketing investments. At planting time, a farmer’s planting decision depends on expected profits, which invariably hinge on the anticipated prices of the crop or mix of crops that would prevail in …

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RICE HUSK GENERATION AND UTILIZATION AMONG HOUSEHOLDS IN EBONYI STATE, NIGERIA

RICE HUSK GENERATION AND UTILIZATION AMONG HOUSEHOLDS IN EBONYI STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT This study focused on rice husk generation and utilization among households in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. The specific objectives were to: describe the socio-economic characteristics of households in Ebonyi State;  evaluate the perception of respondents on the effects of rice husk generation and utilization …

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INFLUENCE OF GENDER ON SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF FOREST RESOURCES IN ABIA STATE, NIGERIA

INFLUENCE OF GENDER ON SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF FOREST RESOURCES IN ABIA STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT Forest, which is a major source of resources in Nigeria, is currently facing accelerated degradation and depletion. The growing demand for ecosystem services from forests has led to over-exploitation of the resources, resulting in the extinction of some valuable species. This …

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LAND LEASE MARKET AND ITS EFFECTS ON CROP PRODUCTION IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA

LAND LEASE MARKET AND ITS EFFECTS ON CROP PRODUCTION IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT This study empirically assessed the effects of land lease market on crop production in Enugu State, Nigeria. The specific objectives were to: describe the socio-economic characteristics of crop farmers; identify the land tenure systems available in the study area; identify and …

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EFFECTS OF OFF-FARM WORK ON TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY AND PRODUCTION RISK AMONG RICE FARMERS IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA.

EFFECTS OF OFF-FARM WORK ON TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY AND PRODUCTION RISK AMONG RICE FARMERS IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA. ABSTRACT The study analysed the effects of off-farm work on technical efficiency and production risks among rice farmers in Enugu State, Nigeria. Ninety respondents were selected using multi-stage sampling technique. Data for the study were collected by the …

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EFFECTS OF OIL EXPLOITATION ON THE EFFICIENCY OF ARTISANAL FISHING HOUSEHOLDS IN THE NIGER DELTA REGION, NIGERIA

EFFECTS OF OIL EXPLOITATION ON THE EFFICIENCY OF ARTISANAL FISHING HOUSEHOLDS IN THE NIGER DELTA REGION, NIGERIA ABSTRACT This study presents the empirical analysis of the effects of oil exploitation on the efficiency of artisanal fishing households in the Niger Delta region, Nigeria. The selection of respondents was multi-staged and involved purposive sampling as well …

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EFFECTS OF SOCIOECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL VARIABLES ON RENEWABLE RESOURCE DEGRADATION IN NIGERIA

EFFECTS OF SOCIOECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL VARIABLES ON RENEWABLE RESOURCE DEGRADATION IN NIGERIA ABSTRACT Nigeria is faced with many environmental problems. Available data indicate that Nigeria is losing her renewable natural resources (including arable land, forest, pasture/rangeland and water resources) beyond sustainable limits. Economic and environmental systems interact in many important ways and hence the need …

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EFFECTS OF THE BENUE ADP’s CASSAVA PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES ON THE PRODUCTIVITY AND INCOMES OF WOMEN FARMERS IN BENUE STATE, NIGERIA

EFFECTS OF THE BENUE ADP’s CASSAVA PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES ON THE PRODUCTIVITY AND INCOMES OF WOMEN FARMERS IN BENUE STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT This research work was carried out to assess the effects of the Benue ADP’s cassava production technologies on the production and incomes of women farmers in Benue State, Nigeria. The specific objectives were to …

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EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURE POLICY ON AGRICULTURE IN NIGERIA

 EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURE POLICY ON AGRICULTURE IN NIGERIA ABSTRACT The study assessed the trend, structure, composition, determinants and effectiveness of Federal Government agricultural expenditure policies and the implications of these policies from 1960-98. The study covered the Nigerian nation and used federal level time series data to achieve the set down objectives. …

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FARM-LEVEL ANALYSIS OF OFF-FARM INCOME AND FARM CAPITAL ACCUMULATION AMONG SMALL-SCALE FARMERS IN NORTH-CENTRAL NIGERIA

FARM-LEVEL ANALYSIS OF OFF-FARM INCOME AND FARM CAPITAL ACCUMULATION AMONG SMALL-SCALE FARMERS IN NORTH-CENTRAL NIGERIA ABSTRACT The study analysed off-farm income and farm capital accumulation among small-scale farmers at farm level in North Central Nigeria. Multistage sampling technique was used to select 360 respondents, comprising participants and non-participants in off-farm work. The participants were disaggregated …

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FINANCING OF LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION UNDER THE AGRICULTURAL CREDIT GUARANTEE SCHEME FUND IN SOUTH-EAST, NIGERIA

FINANCING OF LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION UNDER THE AGRICULTURAL CREDIT GUARANTEE SCHEME FUND IN SOUTH-EAST, NIGERIA ABSTRACT The Agricultural Credit Guarantee Scheme Fund (ACGSF) was established by the Federal Government in 1977 in order to encourage commercial and other deposit banks to participate in increasing the productive capacity of farmers through a credit lending programme that will …

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IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON WILDLIFE RESOURCE CONSERVATION IN NSUKKA AGRICULTURAL ZONE OF ENUGU STATE

IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON WILDLIFE RESOURCE CONSERVATION IN NSUKKA AGRICULTURAL ZONE OF ENUGU STATE ABSTRACT The study determined the impact of climate change on wildlife resource conservation in Nsukka Agricultural zone of Enugu State. Specifically, the study identified the impacts of climate change on wildlife habitat, wildlife forages, wildlife health and reproduction, environmental degradation …

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ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF CRUDE OIL EXPLOITATION ON CASSAVA PRODUCTION IN DELTA STATE

ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF CRUDE OIL EXPLOITATION ON CASSAVA PRODUCTION IN DELTA STATE ABSTRACT This study examined the economic effects of crude oil exploitation on cassava production in Delta State. Specifically, the effect of crude oil exploitation on land productivity, farm income and cassava yield was explored. The costs and returns, and hence profitability of cassava …

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ECONOMICS OF CATFISH (Clarias gariepinus) PRODUCTION IN BAYELSA STATE, NIGERIA

ECONOMICS OF CATFISH (Clarias gariepinus) PRODUCTION IN BAYELSA STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT The study investigated the economics of catfish (Clarias gariepinus) production in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. The broad objective of the study was to examine the economics of Catfish production in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. The specific objectives were to: (i) describe the socio-economic characteristics of catfish …

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ECONOMICS OF SNAIL PRODUCTION IN ENUGU EAST AGRICULTURAL ZONE OF ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA

ECONOMICS OF SNAIL PRODUCTION IN ENUGU EAST AGRICULTURAL ZONE OF ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA Abstract This study examined snail production in Enugu State, Nigeria using cross-sectional data. It was guided by five specific objectives namely: describing the socio-economic characteristics of snail farmers in Enugu State, snail production system/rearing techniques in the study area, determining the cost …

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EFFECTS OF CAPITAL STRUCTURE OF SMALL AND MEDIUM SCALE AGRO-ENTERPRISES ON ACCESS TO MICROFINANCE BANKS CREDIT IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA

EFFECTS OF CAPITAL STRUCTURE OF SMALL AND MEDIUM SCALE AGRO-ENTERPRISES ON ACCESS TO MICROFINANCE BANKS CREDIT IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT The study evaluated the effects of capital structure of small and medium scale agro-enterprises on access to microfinance banks credit in Enugu state, Nigeria. A multistage sampling technique was used to select 120 agro-enterprise …

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EFFECTS OF CLIMATE ON REVENUE FROM OIL PALM PRODUCTION IN SOUTHERN NIGERIA

EFFECTS OF CLIMATE ON REVENUE FROM OIL PALM PRODUCTION IN SOUTHERN NIGERIA ABSTRACT The study focused on the Effects of Climate on revenue from Oil Palm Production in Southern Nigeria. The broad objective was to examine the effects of climate change variables on Oil Palm Production. The specific objectives are to: (i) identify farmers’ perception …

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AN EVALUATION OF NATIONAL FUNDING AND INVESTMENT IN THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR OF NIGERIA (1970-2008)

AN EVALUATION OF NATIONAL FUNDING AND INVESTMENT IN THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR OF NIGERIA (1970-2008) ABSTRACT The research study evaluated National funding and investment in the agricultural sector of Nigeria (1970-2008). Information was gathered from secondary data and analyzed to evaluate fund allocations to Nigerian economic sectors and agriculture from 1970 to 2008, determine difference in …

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COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF RESOURCE USE EFFICIENCY IN RICE PRODUCTION AMONG FADAMA III AND NON-FADAMA III BENEFICIARY RICE FARMERS IN NIGER STATE, NIGERIA

COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF RESOURCE USE EFFICIENCY IN RICE PRODUCTION AMONG FADAMA III AND NON-FADAMA III BENEFICIARY RICE FARMERS IN NIGER STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT This study investigated resource use efficiency of Fadama III and non-Fadama III beneficiary rice farmers in Niger State, Nigeria. Primary data were collected using questionnaire/interview schedule administered to a sample of one …

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COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF RESOURCE USE EFFICIENCY IN RICE PRODUCTION AMONG FADAMA III AND NON-FADAMA III BENEFICIARY RICE FARMERS IN NIGER STATE, NIGERIA

COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF RESOURCE USE EFFICIENCY IN RICE PRODUCTION AMONG FADAMA III AND NON-FADAMA III BENEFICIARY RICE FARMERS IN NIGER STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT The study comparatively analysed the technical efficiencies of broiler and egg production enterprises in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. A multistage random sampling technique was used to select 108 broiler and 108 layer farmers. …

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ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF CASSAVA PROCESSING AND MARKETING KOGI STATE, NIGERIA.

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF CASSAVA PROCESSING AND MARKETING KOGI STATE, NIGERIA. ABSTRACT This research work examined the economics of processed cassava products and marketing in Kogi East of Kogi State, Nigeria. Among other objectives the study sorts to: identify and describe different processing/marketing channels of selected the value added chain in cassava processing, and describe the …

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ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF SOIL CONSERVATION PRACTICES AMONG CROP FARMERS IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF SOIL CONSERVATION PRACTICES AMONG CROP FARMERS IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT The broad objective of the study was to analyze the economics of soil conservation practices in Enugu State. This study employed multistage random sampling technique for selecting the respondents. First stage involved simple random selection of one local government area from …

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AN ASSESSMENT OF ADAPTATION STRATEGIES TO CLIMATE CHANGE AMONG SMALLHOLDER CROP FARMERS IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA

AN ASSESSMENT OF ADAPTATION STRATEGIES TO CLIMATE CHANGE AMONG SMALLHOLDER CROP FARMERS IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT This study was conceived in regard to the empirical reality that farming in Enugu State, as it applies to all parts of Southeastern Nigeria, is constrained by the adverse effects of climate change. It was therefore, considered necessary …

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