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ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF GROUNDNUT PRODUCT IN OYO STATE NIGERIA

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1   Background of the Study Groundnut on peanut commonly called the poor man’s nut is an important oil seed and food crop for millions of people in the semi and tropic. It generate employment on the farm during cultivation and in agro – processing (CGIAR, 2005) it is the 13th most important […]

COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF HOME-MADE JUICE PRODUCED FROM PINE APPLE AND PAWPAW AND DETERMINATION OF THEIR NUTRITIONAL VALUES

CHAPTER ONE       1.1         Background to study Fruit contains many beneficial qualities to one’s health as they provide an abundance of vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and fibres which are all essential for human diet (Klee, 2010). Many people consume fruit juices on a daily basis, as it is becoming an important part of the modern […]

COMMUNITY RADIO AS AN EFFECTIVE TOOL FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to assess the role of community radio as an effective tool for agriculture agricutural development in Obokun LGA. The study also sought to investigate the perceptions and attitudes of the farmers towards the program, find out how the farmers use agricultural information to improve farming methods and explore […]

PRODUCTION OF ETHANOL FROM CASSAVA PEELS USING Zymomonas mobilis and Saccharomyces cerevisiae

ABSTRACT The yield of bioethanol from cassava peels hydrolysed with Aspergillus niger and crude enzymes (amylase, cellulase and pectinase) was examined in this study. Cassava peels were pretreated by soaking and a combination of soaking and boiling which removes 67% of cyanide. After hydrolysis, Zymomonas mobilis and Saccharomyces cerevisiae were used to ferment the hydrolysates […]

ASSESSMENT OF VEGETATIVE GROWTH OF SOME GROUNDNUT VARIETIES SUBJECTED TO DIFFERENT QUANTITY OF POULTRY TOPPINGS

ABSTRACT An experiment was carried out for one season (2007) in the Experimental Farm of the Faculty of Agriculture at Shambat to investigate the response of Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) to phosphorus and organic fertilization under irrigation. The treatments comprised two types of organic manures: farmyard manure (FYM) and chicken manure (CHM) at rate of […]

APPLICATION OF NATURAL COAGULANT (BANANA PEEL) FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT

ABSTRACT Coagulation is an effective, simple and widely practiced water treatment method. However, the usage of chemical coagulant pose detrimental effect on living organism and human health as well as producing large amount of toxic sludge. This study describes the utilization of banana peel as a natural coagulant for the treatment of household wastewater. The […]

ANALYSIS OF THE RICE PRODUCTION TRENDS IN NIGERIA

CHAPTER ONE 1.0                                                  INTRODUCTION Background to the Study Rice (Oryza sativa) is a cereal which has become a staple food of considerable importance in many African Countries, where its consumption among urban and rural poor households has increased considerably (Wudil et al., 2015). Population growth and urbanization are the principal factors driving increased rice […]

AGRICULTURE IN NIGERIA: POSSIBLE PROBLEMS AFFECTING AGRICULTURE

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Agriculture as defined by Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary 6th edition is the science or practice of farming. It is the art, science business and industry of cultivating the land to grow crops, rear animals and preparing plants and animal’s product for mans use. Before recorded history, man […]

AGRICULTURE EDUCATION AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN AHOADA EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA RIVER STATE

ABSTRACT This research examined agriculture education as a veritable tool for socio-economic development in Nigeria. As the nation is presently experiencing challenges of unemployment, insecurity, and high rate of poverty, the study observed that one of the most efficient ways to empower the youth is through agriculture education. The objectives of agriculture education includes but […]

AGRICULTURAL YOUTH SENSITIVE POLICIES: THE WAY FORWARD IN ENHANCING YOUTHS INCLINATION TOWARDS AGRICULTURE

ABSTRACT Youths constitute a formidable force in the agricultural production process, constituting a sizeable proportion of the workforce especially in the rural areas. While their contribution towards attaining food security cannot be underestimated yet their apparent lukewarm attitude towards agriculture is a source of concern. Majority of agricultural policies and programmes formulated in Nigeria do […]

AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AND AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME IN ANAMBRA STATE (A CASE STUDY OF GOVERNOR WILLIE OBIANO’S ADMINISTRATION)

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Anambra State was carved out of the former, larger Anambra State on August 27, 1991. It is bounded by Delta State to the west, Imo State to the south, Enugu State to the east and Kogi State to the north. The people of Anambra State are predominantly Igbos […]

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