TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES OF MECHANICAL OIL PALM PROCESSORS IN ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIAPh.D Thesis

TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES OF MECHANICAL OIL PALM PROCESSORS IN ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT The survey was undertaken to assess the technological capabilities of mechanical oil palm processors in Anambra State, Nigeria. Specifically, the study identified the socio-economic characteristics of the mechanical oil palm enterprises/processors/consumers; described the available technologies to processors (fully automated, semi-automated and non-automated oil …

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RURAL FARMERS’ AGROFORESTRY PRACTICES IN IMO STATE, NIGERIA

RURAL FARMERS’ AGROFORESTRY PRACTICES IN IMO STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT The study was conducted to assess rural farmers’ agroforestry practices in Imo State, Nigeria. The population for the study comprised all farmers involved in agroforestry practices in Imo state. Four local government areas (LGAs) were selected out of 27 LGAs in the state using simple random …

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SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL ANALYSES OF FOOD SECURITY AMONG SELECTED ETHNIC GROUPS IN NORTH CENTRAL NIGERIA

SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL ANALYSES OF FOOD SECURITY AMONG SELECTED ETHNIC GROUPS IN NORTH CENTRAL NIGERIA ABSTRACT The broad objective of the study was to investigate the socio-economic and cultural dimensions of food security among selected ethnic groups in North Central Nigeria. Specifically, the study was designed to: determine food culture and practices of the respondents; …

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STRATEGIES FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AMONG RURAL HOUSEHOLDS IN IMO STATE, NIGERIA

STRATEGIES FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AMONG RURAL HOUSEHOLDS IN IMO STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT The study was designed to ascertain the strategies for climate change adaptation among rural households in Imo State, Nigeria. Specifically, the study ascertained the respondents’ level of awareness on climate change, ascertained their perceived causes of climate change, identified and documented the …

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TRENDS IN THE ACTIVITIES OF THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA, 1991-2013

TRENDS IN THE ACTIVITIES OF THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA, 1991-2013 ABSTRACT This study evaluated the impact of the extension services of Green River Project (GRP) on fish farmers in Niger Delta, Nigeria. Specifically, it sought to ascertain fishery technologies received by GRP fish farmers; determine adoption of fish farming …

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STRATEGY FOR ENSURING FOOD SECURITY IN TARABA STATE, NIGERIA

STRATEGY FOR ENSURING FOOD SECURITY IN TARABA STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT The study identified strategies for ensuring food security in Taraba State. Specifically, the study was designed to identify the determinants of food security; examine the production patterns of food by farmers, identify the factors responsible for food insecurity: and determine the strategies of ensuring food …

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CLIMATE CHANGE INFORMATION NEEDS OF RURAL FARMERS IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA

CLIMATE CHANGE INFORMATION NEEDS OF RURAL FARMERS IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT Adaptation is considered an appropriate response to climate change and variability, especially for rural farmers. However, the farmers’ ability to effectively respond to climate change challenges is determined by the quality of information available to the farmers and how easily the information is …

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COMPETENCE NEEDS OF EXTENSION AGENTS FOR AGRICULTURAL ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA

COMPETENCE NEEDS OF EXTENSION AGENTS FOR AGRICULTURAL ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT The overall purpose of the study was to determine the competence needs of extension agents for agricultural adaptation to climate change. Specifically, the study sought to ascertain the knowledge level of extension personnel on climate change; ascertain perceived roles …

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CONTRIBUTIONS OF WOMEN TO HOUSEHOLD FARMING DECISIONS AMONG COCOA BASED AGROFORESTRY HOUSEHOLDS IN EKITI STATE, NIGERIA

CONTRIBUTIONS OF WOMEN TO HOUSEHOLD FARMING DECISIONS AMONG COCOA BASED AGROFORESTRY HOUSEHOLDS IN EKITI STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT This study examined the contributions of women to household farming decisions among cocoa-based agroforestry households in Ekiti state, Nigeria using cross-sectional data. The study used purposive, multistage and random sampling techniques for the selection of 120 cocoa-based agroforestry …

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EVALUATION OF COCOA RESUSCITATION PROGRAMMES IN SOUTH WEST NIGERIA

EVALUATION OF COCOA RESUSCITATION PROGRAMMES IN SOUTH WEST NIGERIA ABSTRACT The broad objective of the study was to evaluate the cocoa resuscitation programmes (CRPs) in south west Nigeria. Specifically, the study was designed to: determine the adoption levels of the various improved cocoa technologies introduced to cocoa farmers by government and non-governmental agencies; ascertain the …

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EVALUATION OF THE ECOWAS FUND FOR ACCELERATED ARTISANAL FISH PRODUCTION PROJECT IN DELTA STATE NIGERIA

EVALUATION OF THE ECOWAS FUND FOR ACCELERATED ARTISANAL FISH PRODUCTION PROJECT IN DELTA STATE NIGERIA ABSTRACT  The study evaluated the ECOWAS fund accelerated artisanal fish production project (EFAAFPP) in Delta State. Primary data for the study were obtained through the use of interview schedule from 120 respondents of artisanal fisher folks (AFFs) while secondary data …

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IMPACT OF THE NATIONAL FADAMA DEVELOPMENT PROJECT PHASE (II) ON POVERTY REDUCTION AND FOOD SECURITY AMONG RICE FARMER BENEFICIARIES IN KOGI STATE, NIGERIA

IMPACT OF THE NATIONAL FADAMA DEVELOPMENT PROJECT PHASE (II) ON POVERTY REDUCTION AND FOOD SECURITY AMONG RICE FARMER BENEFICIARIES IN KOGI STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT The study was conducted to examine the impact of the National Fadama Development Project (II) (NFDP-II) on poverty reduction and food security among rice-farmer beneficiaries in Kogi State Nigeria. Four LGAs …

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OCCUPATIONAL DIVERSIFICATION AMONG RURAL WOMEN IN ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA

OCCUPATIONAL DIVERSIFICATION AMONG RURAL WOMEN IN ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT The survey was undertaken to examine occupational diversification among rural women in Anambra State, Nigeria. Specifically, the study identified various areas of occupational diversification among rural women; ascertained reasons for occupational diversification; ascertained modes of occupational entry for each occupational area; ascertained the influence of …

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PERCEPTION OF INSTITUTIONAL AND MANPOWER FACTORS CONSTRAINING AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION SERVICES IN BENUE STATE AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

PERCEPTION OF INSTITUTIONAL AND MANPOWER FACTORS CONSTRAINING AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION SERVICES IN BENUE STATE AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ABSTRACT The overall purpose of the study was to determine the perception of extension staff of manpower and institutional factors that constrain agricultural extension services in Benue State Agricultural and Rural Development Authority (BNARDA). The study was …

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ROLE OF INSTITUTIONS IN WATERSHED MANAGEMENT IN ANAMBRA STATE

ROLE OF INSTITUTIONS IN WATERSHED MANAGEMENT IN ANAMBRA STATE ABSTRACT The study investigated the role of community (traditional) and government-bases institutions in watershed management in Anambra State of Nigeria. Data were collected from 92 respondents who were selected and interviewed using both interview schedule and questionnaires.  The data collected were presented using percentages and means. …

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ROLE PERFORMANCE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCILS IN AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH-EAST NIGERIA

ROLE PERFORMANCE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCILS IN AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH-EAST NIGERIA ABSTRACT The study assessed the role performance of local government councils in agricultural development in south-east Nigeria. Specifically, the study was designed to: ascertain role expectations of LGCs agriculture departments as perceived by LG agriculture/veterinary department  staff and farmers, determine agricultural role achievements …

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ANALYSIS OF RICE (Oryza spp.) INNOVATION SYSTEM IN SOUTHEAST NIGERIA

ANALYSIS OF RICE (Oryza spp.) INNOVATION SYSTEM IN SOUTHEAST NIGERIA ABSTRACT The general objective of the study was to analyse rice innovation system in southeast Nigeria and the specific objectives were designed to review policies, acts and initiatives in rice innovation system, describe socio-economic characteristics of various key actors in rice innovation system, examine the …

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ASSESSMENT OF EMERGING ROLES AND TRAINING NEEDS OF EXTENSION PERSONNEL IN KOGI STATE AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME.

ASSESSMENT OF EMERGING ROLES AND TRAINING NEEDS OF EXTENSION PERSONNEL IN KOGI STATE AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME. ABSTRACT Meaningful agricultural development in any society largely hinges on extension system in place.  Agricultural extension assists rural people in the community through educational procedure in improving their farming methods and techniques, thus increasing their production efficiency, income, social …

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Assessment of Farm Labour Groups among Igala and Ebira Ethnic Groups in Kogi State, Nigeria

Assessment of Farm Labour Groups among Igala and Ebira Ethnic Groups in Kogi State, Nigeria ABSTRACT The study assessed farm labour groups in Igala and Ebira ethnic groups of Kogi State, Nigeria. Specifically, the study examined the characteristics of farmers’ labour groups in the two ethnic groups; ascertained the perceived benefits of farmers’ labour group; …

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ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES IN RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA

ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES IN RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT         The study assessed Local Government agricultural activities in Rivers State, Nigeria. Specifically, the study was designed to: identify the types of agricultural activities implemented; ascertain level of local participation in agricultural activities; ascertain perceived benefits of agricultural activities; assess status of agricultural funding …

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ASSESSMENT OF ONLINE RESOURCES USAGE BY AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE LECTURERS OF TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN BENUE STATE NIGERIA

ASSESSMENT OF ONLINE RESOURCES USAGE BY AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE LECTURERS OF TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN BENUE STATE NIGERIA ABSTRACT The study assessed the use of online resources by agricultural science lecturers of tertiary institutions in Benue State, Nigeria. A total of 193 lecturers, randomly sampled from a population of 775 from six tertiary institutions of learning, including, …

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ASSESSMENT OF TRADITIONAL WATERSHED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN SOUTHEAST, NIGERIA

ASSESSMENT OF TRADITIONAL WATERSHED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN SOUTHEAST, NIGERIA ABSTRACT This study generally assessed the traditional watershed management system in southeast, Nigeria. Specifically, it analysed the status of watersheds in southeast, Nigeria, described farm practices in the watersheds, identified stakeholders in traditional watershed management system, their role effectiveness, examined traditional watershed management rules and regulations, …

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AVAILABILITY AND USE OF SWAMP RICE PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES AMONG FARMERS IN ENUGU STATE NIGERIA.

AVAILABILITY AND USE OF SWAMP RICE PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES AMONG FARMERS IN ENUGU STATE NIGERIA. ABSTRACT In spite of the use of available production technologies by swamp rice farmers, much of the world’s intensive food production is still on small land holdings. Although swamp rice contributes significantly to the food requirements of the population, its production …

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AVAILABILITY, ACCESS AND UTILIZATION OF INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES AMONG STAFF OF WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE SUB-PROGRAMME OF AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES IN NORTH CENTRAL ZONE OF NIGERIA

AVAILABILITY, ACCESS AND UTILIZATION OF INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES AMONG STAFF OF WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE SUB-PROGRAMME OF AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES IN NORTH CENTRAL ZONE OF NIGERIA ABSTRACT The study determined the availability, access and utilization of information communication technologies among staff of women in agriculture sub-programme of agricultural development programmes in north central zone of Nigeria. …

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CAPACITY FOR AGRICULTURAL ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN UNIVERSITY FACULTIES OF AGRICULTURE IN SOUTH-EAST NIGERIA

CAPACITY FOR AGRICULTURAL ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN UNIVERSITY FACULTIES OF AGRICULTURE IN SOUTH-EAST NIGERIA ABSTRACT Adaptation to Climate Change (CC) is the adjustment in natural or human system in response to actual or expected climatic stimuli or their effects. To cushion and curb the devastating impacts of CC in South East Nigeria, there is …

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CHALLENGES IN ADMINISTERING THE CROSS RIVER STATE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, NIGERIA

CHALLENGES IN ADMINISTERING THE CROSS RIVER STATE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT The study was conducted to identify the challenges in administering the Cross River State Ministry of Agriculture, Nigeria. All the staff of the ministry constituted the population for the study. A proportionate sampling technique was used in selecting respondents, with twenty percent (20%) …

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AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION NEEDS OF FARMERS IN TELFARIA PRODUCTION AND MARKETING IN ENUGU NORTH AGRICULTURAL ZONE OF ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA

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, …

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ADOPTION OF OBA 98 MAIZE PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES BY FARMERS IN DELTA STATE, NIGERIA

ADOPTION OF OBA 98 MAIZE PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES BY FARMERS IN DELTA STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT This study was carried out to examine the adoption of Oba 98 maize production technologies by farmers in Delta State. Specifically, the study ascertained major sources of information on Oba 98 maize production technologies; determined the extent of adoption of Oba …

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ADOPTION AND DISADOPTION OF SWEET POTATO (IPOMOEA BATATAS (L) LAM) PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES BY FARMERS IN SOUTH-EASTERN NIGERIA

ADOPTION AND DISADOPTION OF SWEET POTATO (IPOMOEA BATATAS (L) LAM) PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES BY FARMERS IN SOUTH-EASTERN NIGERIA ABSTRACT This study sought to determine the adoption and disadoption of sweetpotato production and processing technologies by farmers in the South-east zone of Nigeria. The specific objectives were to: determine the level of awareness of the …

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ACCESS AND USE OF INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES AMONG RURAL FARMERS IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA

ACCESS AND USE OF INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES AMONG RURAL FARMERS IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT This work examines the access and use of information communication technologies (ICT) among rural farmers in Enugu State. It is the contention of this study that there is a lacuna between access and usage of ICT among the rural farmers …

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