Works Under Agricultural Extension And Rural Development

The perception of Landmark University students on taking farming as a means of future livelihood

                                                                        ABSTRACTThe study was carried out to determine the perception of Landmark University Agricultural Students about farming as a means of future livelihood. A total of 120 students were randomly selected from Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, ...

FOOD SECURITY: A MEANS TO SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH

ABSTRACTNo doubt, no matter the development and height any person can scale, food will always remain relevant. The last thing that will get off anybody’s budget is food. It is a life-long essential and it will remain relevant as long as life remains. The paper exposes how important food security is and how food security can bring about sustainable economy growth. The paper recommends that public policy makers must as a matter of urgency see food security as a vital means to sustainable...

Utilization Of Improved Cocoyam Production Technologies Among The Women Farmers In Ikwuano LGA Of Abia State

ABSTRACTUtilization of improved cocoyam production technologies among women in Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria was studied in 2014. The specific objectives of the study were to; describe the socio-economic characteristics of the women, identifying their source(s) of information, assess their level of utilization and identify the problems they face in using the technologies. A multi-stage random sampling techniques was used to select sixty (60) women.Data...

Accessibility and relevance of information and communication technologies (ICTs) among cassava farmers in Nigeria

The study attempts to investigate the level of awareness, access and relevance of information and communication technology (ICT) tools among cassava farmers in Osun State, Nigeria. Data were gathered through a survey interview scheduled on a total of 130 cassava farmers. The data were analyzed using frequency, mean, standard deviation, Spearman rho correlation and independent sampled t-test. The result revealed that, the mean age of the respondents was 45.3 years and mean years of farming exp...

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF LAYER PRODUCTIONS IN JALINGO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF TARABA STATE NIGERIA

INTRODUCTIONThe poultry industry is very important to the Nigerian economy because it provides a good source of animal protein in eggs and meat. Protein plays important roles in the formation of a balanced human diet which is essential for the good health, vigor and productivity capacity of the people (Abdullahi, Maqbool & Bukhsh, 2007). Protein is also important in the building and repair of body tissues; a low intake of protein hinders the development of the brain, reduces the skillfuln...