AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

effects of climate change on food security in Nigeria

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.0    Background of the Problem The Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change stated that Africa is one of the most vulnerable continents to climate change and climate variability (IPCC, 2007). Among the climate parameters that have exhibited a shift in both short and long-term trends are rainfall and …

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IMPROVING TECHNOLOGIES FOR INLAND AQUACULTURE IN NIGERIA

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1   BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Aquaculture is the husbandry of aquatic food organisms. The need arose from the decrease in supply from ocean fisheries as a result of over-fishing, habitat destruction and pollution. One of the ways to bridge the gap between the reduced fish supply and increased world food fish demand …

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DETERMINATION OF THE CONSUMPTIVE USE (EVAPOTRANSPIRATION) OF GROUNDNUT

DETERMINATION OF THE CONSUMPTIVE USE (EVAPOTRANSPIRATION) OF GROUNDNUT CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1  Background to the Study Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is noted to be an important leguminous crop that is mostly produced in the northern part of Nigeria. It serves as a source of both livelihood and nutrition to the producers (Danso-Abbeam et al., 2015). …

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farmer’s co-operative contributed to agricultural development in Ideato South L.G.A

CHAPTER ONE 1.0       INTRODUCTION 1.1       BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Agriculture is the mainstay of Nigeria economy, the major occupation of the rural people. Its role in the socio-economic development of Nigeria cannot be over-emphasized. It provides employment for more than 80% of the Nigerian population. Umebali (2002) however pointed out that “despite the fact that …

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CHALLENGES OF WOMEN INVOLVED IN AQUACULTURAL ACTIVITIES

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1. Background of the STUDY The Fisheries subsector is a significant source of fish food and livelihood for many people living in the coastal communities as it supplies animal protein necessary for growth and income. However, it has become clear that the challenges women are facing needs to be addressed and evaluated …

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CHALLENGES OF WOMEN INVOLVED IN AQUACULTURAL ACTIVITIES

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1. Background of the STUDY The Fisheries subsector is a significant source of fish food and livelihood for many people living in the coastal communities as it supplies animal protein necessary for growth and income. However, it has become clear that the challenges women are facing needs to be addressed and evaluated …

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CASSAVA PROCESSING AND MARKETING OPTION FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1               Background to the Study Agriculture constitutes 70% of the principal livelihood of the world‘s poor and it is the main source of food security in most developing countries (Onwuemele, 2013). Nigeria is generously endowed in many natural resources and human capital. Its economy, although quite diversified, relies more heavily on the …

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An appraisal of agricultural development program (ADP) and cassava farming in atiba local government area of Oyo state

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1    Background of the Study           Atiba local government area of Oyo state in the western part of Nigeria is known for their agricultural practices, cassava is one of the agricultural products that can be found in this Oyo State. Cassava is one of the agricultural products that are consumed by both …

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An appraisal of agricultural development program (ADP) and cassava farming in atiba local government area of Oyo state

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1    Background of the Study           Atiba local government area of Oyo state in the western part of Nigeria is known for their agricultural practices, cassava is one of the agricultural products that can be found in this Oyo State. Cassava is one of the agricultural products that are consumed by both …

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A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF SOIL NUTRIENTS STATUS IN AN OIL PALM PLANTATION AND A TYPICAL RAINFOREST IN ETCH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF RIVERS STATE.

CHAPTER ONE 1.0               INTRODUCTION 1.1               Background Information The production of oil palm is as old as the history of the inhabitants of Rivers State. Few wild trees are of as much economic and social value to Nigerian farmers and the country as the oil palm tree, (Usoro, 1974). The oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq) no …

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