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CONSUMPTION PATTERN OF ANTIOXIDANT RICH FOODS BY MIDDLE AGED ADULTS IN ENUGU NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA.

ABSTRACT This epidemiological study was to elicit information on the consumption pattern of antioxidant rich foods among middle-aged adults in Enugu North local government area, Enugu State, Nigeria.  Four  hundred  adult  men  and  women  aged  40-60  years  were  used  for  the  study. Multiple- staged stratified random sampling technique was used for selection of the subjects used for the study. The respondents were randomly selected from 10 streets in the 5 ...

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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 farming; (ii) determine the technical efficiency of catfish farming; (iii) identify factors that influence technical efficiency of catfish farming; (iv) analyze the costs and ...

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HECTARAGE AND OUTPUT RESPONSES OF MAJOR CROPS TO MARKET LIBERALISATION AND PRICE RISK IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACT Liberalization  is part of the ongoing  domestic  market  reforms and globalization  policies  that redefined government responsibility and actions, which affect agricultural development, and the welfare of farmers. This study examined hectarage and output responses of major crops to market liberalization, price risk and financial support. The objectives were to describe trends of output, hectarage and prices of these crops, as well as describe trends of non-price factors and estimate ...

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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

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 that participated in the Fadama (II) project and cultivated rice were selected through a multi stage sampling, two Fadama Community Associations (FCAs) were also randomly selected from the each of the four selected LGAs and two facilitators were ...

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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 of LGCs as perceived by LG staff and farmers, ascertain LGs’ funding for agriculture from 2007 to 2011, identify linkages that exist between farmers, LGCs and agricultural ...

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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%) of respondents from each of the departments. Thus the total sample size for the study was one hundred and thirteen (113) respondents. Percentages, mean and frequency ...

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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 sweetpotato  production  and processing technologies among farmers in the zone; determine the extent of adoption and disadoption of the sweetpotato production and processing technologies by farmers in the zone; examine the determinants  of  adoption ...

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STUDIES ON THE LEAF SPOT DISEASE OF EGGPLANT (SOLANUM AETHIOPICUM L.) AND ITS MANAGEMENT WITH SOME BOTANICALS

ABSTRACT Field, greenhouse and laboratory studies were carried out at the Department of Crop Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka in order to evaluate the leaf spot disease of eggplant and its management  with  some  botanicals.  Field  survey  of  diseased  plants  was  conducted  on eggplant farm. Solanum aethiopicum L. plants were sampled on every 1 m distance along the diagonal  transects  for  disease  incidence  and  severity.    Pathogen  isolation  from  severely infected ...

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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

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 hundred and twenty rice farmers, selected using multi- stage sampling technique. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, stochastic frontier production function, return to scale analysis, gross margin analysis, net farm income analysis and likert scale rating technique. ...

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MAIZE INNOVATION SYSTEM IN NORTH CENTRAL NIGERIA

ABSTRACT The  study  examined  maize  innovation  system  in  north  central,  Nigeria.  The  specific objectives were to: describe policies, acts and initiatives in maize innovation system, examine the technological capabilities of selected key actors in maize innovation system, examine the levels of linkage existing among the key actors, identify constraints in maize innovation system and identify strategies for improving maize innovation system in the study area. The study was carried out ...

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PATTERN OF GENETIC VARIABILITY IN NSUKKA YELLOW PEPPER(CAPSICUM ANNUUM L.) GENOTYPES

ABSTRACT Nsukka  yellow  pepper  genotypes  were  evaluated  in 2009  and  2010  planting  seasons  to determine the pattern of genetic variability in its population. The initial collection comprising eighteen genotypes were assembled from the local farmers and evaluated in 2009 planting season.  Forty  nine  promising  genotypes  were  selected  on individual  plant  basis  and  re- evaluated in 2010 planting season. The results of the performance of the genotypes in both years  showed ...

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COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF TECHNICAL EFFICIENCIES OF BROILER AND EGG PRODUCTION ENTERPRISES IN BAYELSA 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. The data collected was analysed using descriptive statistics, stochastic frontier production function; gross margin analysis and likert scale rating techniques. The result showed that majority, broiler (58.7%) and layer (55.6%) farmers were within the age of 41-60 ...

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PLANTING TIME,  SPRAY REGIME, DISEASE EXPRESSION AND THEIR  IMPACTS  ON SIX CUCUMBER LINES IN A DERIVED  SAVANNA AGROECOLOGY OF NSUKKA, SOUTHEASTERN NIGERIA.

ABSTRACT Cucumber  (Cucumis sativus L.)  belongs to the Cucurbitaceae  family.  It is a major  vegetable  crop worldwide and develops rapidly, with a shorter time from planting to harvest than most crops. It is a monoecious annual climber or creeper that has been cultivated for over 3,000 years and is still widely cultivated  today.  The  fruit  is  soft,  succulent  with  high  water  content,  roughly  cylindrical  and elongated  with tapered  ends.  The ...

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USE OF BIOFERTILIZER PRODUCED FROM FERMENTED ORGANIC WASTES IN THE PRODUCTION OF OKRA

ABSTRACT The experiments were conducted at the Department of Crop Science Analytical Laboratory and green house of Faculty of Agriculture, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Experiment one was an analysis of the nutrient contents of fermented and unfermented plant waste materials using the official method of analysis of Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC). Experiment two was on assessment of the effects of plant wastes and different forms of organic manure ...

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PROXIMATE AND PHYTOCHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF AFRICAN YAM BEAN (SPHENOSTYLIS STENOCARPA) AND ITS EFFECT ON THE LIPID PROFILE OF HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIC RATS

ABSTRACT The  study  examined  the  proximate  and  phytochemical  (saponins,  tannins,  phytate  and flavonoid) composition of roasted cream coloured African yam bean (AYB) flour  and the lipid profile of hypercholesterolemic  rats fed diets supplemented  with African  yam bean. Different diets were formulated using the AYB flour. Group 1 consisted of the normal control rats (untreated rats), group 2 consisted of the hypercholesterolemic  group of rats that were untreated. Groups 3-6 consisted ...

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EFFECTS OF PELLETED AND UNPELLETED COMPOSTED ORGANIC MATERIALS ON THE GROWTH AND YIELD OF THREE VARIETIES OF CUCUMBER (CUCUMIS SATIVUS L.)

ABSTRACT The main objective of this study is to determine the effects of the pelleted and unpelleted composted organic materials on the growth and yield of three varieties of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.). The specific objectives were to: determine the physical and chemical properties of pelleted and unpelleted composted organic materials, determine the effects of pelleted and unpelleted composted organic materials on the growth and yield of three varieties of ...

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AN ECONOMIC STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON FOOD SECURITY IN TARABA STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT The study examined the climate change (climate change extreme events and  household climate change adaptation practice) effects on the food security status of the households in Taraba State Nigeria. The primary data used in this work was collected using a random sampling  selection  of  three  (3)  agricultural  zones,  5   local  government  areas,  10 communities,  and  120  respondents  from  the  sample  frame.  The  3  agricultural  zones selected   were   zing,   Bali,  ...

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CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF PROCESSED TENDER LEAVES AND HUSKS OF COWPEA AND ORGANOLEPTIC ATTRIBUTES OF THEIR SOUPS AS CONSUMED IN TIV COMMUNITIES BENUE STATE NIGERIA

ABSTRACT The study examined the chemical composition of fresh, sundried tender leaves and husks of cowpea ‘Adengee’ (Vigna unguiculata) and organoleptic attributes of their traditional soups. Information on processing, preparation and utilization of soup meals based on cowpea leaves and husks were obtained during  the  focus  group  discussion.  The  tender  leaves  and  husks  were  parboiled  and  sundried. Proximate, micronutrients, phytochemicals and antinutrient levels were determined using standard procedures. The soups ...

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DETERMINATION OF THE INTEGRATION OF RICE MARKETS IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT This study was designed to determine the integration of rice markets in Enugu state. Factors considered include: socio-economic characteristics, existing market structure and channels, integration of rice markets, structural factors that affect the integration of rice markets and the problems affecting rice traders in the state. Forty wholesalers and forty retailers were selected for the study. Primary data and secondary data were collected and analyzed using descriptive statistics, co-integration ...

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EFFECTS OF MEMBERSHIP HOMOGENEITY ON THE PERFORMANCE OF AGRICULTURAL MICRO-CREDIT GROUPS IN ENUGU STATE NIGERIA

Abstract The study was conducted  in nine Local Government  Areas selected  from   Enugu State. Six five micro Credit Groups from each Area were randomly selected. This gave a total of forty-five (45) micro-credit groups. This was done using multi-stage sampling techniques. Sources of data were primary and secondary. Structured questioners  were  used  to  interview  respondents  to  generate  primary  data  while secondary  data were sourced  from relevant  publications.  Descriptive  statistics  and ...

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