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

CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background information Local government (LG) administration is a government at the grassroots level of administration meant for meeting peculiar grassroots need of the people (Arowolo, 2008). The earliest type of (LG) administration existed in the form of clan and village meetings (Oviasuyi, Idada and Isiraojie, 2010). Regardless of nomenclature, LG […]

EFFECTS OF AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGIES ON CASSAVA PRODUCTION BY SMALLHOLDER FARMERS IN EKITI STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT The study was designed to analyze the effects of agricultural technology on cassava production by small holder farmers in Ekiti state, Nigeria, The study area consists of three agricultural zones. The three zones namely: Ekiti East, Ekiti west and Ekiti central were used for the study. A multistage random sampling technique was used to […]

EFFECTS OF ACCESS TO MICROCREDIT ON THE FOOD SECURITY STATUS OF CROP FARM HOUSEHOLDS IN EKITI, NIGERIA

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study About 805 million people throughout the world and particularly in developing countries do not have enough food to meet their basic nutritional needs (FAO,2014).Even though food supplies have increased substantially the following factors prevent basic food needs from being fulfilled:, continuing inadequacy of household and national incomes to […]

NEEDS OF LECTURERS IN SOIL FERTILITY AND FERTILIZER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR EFFECTIVE TEACHING OF STUDENTS IN COLLEGES OF EDUCATION

CHAPTER ONE INTROUCTION Background of the study Soil is an important medium for crop production. Emone (2003) stated that soil is an outer loosened layer of the earth’s crust which has the potential for supporting plant life. Olaitan and Omomia (2009) explained that soil is a thin layer of the earth’s surface which is loose, […]

FACTORS AFFECTING AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE STUDENTS INDUSTRIAL WORKS EXPERIENCE SCHEME (SIWES) IN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION IKERE-EKITI, EKITI STATE

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study In 1973, the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) established and launched the Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES).the scheme training program me designed to expose students of post-secondary schools to the industrial work situation they are likely to meet after graduation. The need for the establishment of the scheme […]

EFFECT OF NUTRITION ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENT IN IDO-OSI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EKITI STATE.

CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION Background of the study             Nutrition can be defined as getting the calories we need for energy, and the nutrient we need for proper growth. Variety, balance and moderation are keys for good nutrition (Mealtime memo, 2006). Nutrition is a vital component to overall wellness and health. Diet affects energy, well being […]

PROBLEMS AFFECTING STORAGE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE (A CASE STUDY OF MAIZE PRODUCTION IN AKURE SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ONDO STATE)

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study Agriculture is the cultivation of animals, plants, and other life forms for food, fiber, medicinal and other products used to sustain and enhance human life. Agriculture, therefore, is and will continue to be central to all strategies for planned socio-economic development of the country. Rapid growth of agriculture […]

THE USE OF STUDENTS OF AGRICULTURAL AS ALTERNATIVE SOURCE OF AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION TO FARMERS IN OYE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EKITI STATE

CHAPTER ONE Introduction Background of the Study Prior to the formulation of the National Policy on Education, the system expressed a bias against science courses. Such courses require a considerable proportion of practical sessions (Denga 1982, Osuala, 1987). It is quite imperative that schools, colleges and universities and students engage in courses that will assist […]

EFFECTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION ON AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS AND CONTROL MEASURE

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background to the study The deterioration of the environment through depletion of resources, such as air, water and soil. The destruction of ecosystems and the extinction of wildlife. When natural habitats are destroyed or natural resources are depleted, the environment is degraded. Lack of improper ecological management has cumulatively confronted us with […]

STRATEGIES FOR MAKING AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE MORE ATTRACTIVE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN IKERE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EKITI STATE

ABSTRACT This research work was carried out to find out strategies to make agricultural science more attractive in selected junior secondary school in Ikere Local Government. Information was gathered, various instrument like questionnaire student performance survey and the information emanating there was discovered studies that agricultural science should be more attractive, using of visual aid […]

DETERMINATION OF HEAVY METAL AND NITRATE LEVELS IN SELECTED VEGETABLES GROWN IN IKERE – EKITI, EKITI STATE.

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the study Vegetables play an important role in all human nutrition. They belong to about thirteen plant families and have originated from widely differing part of the earth (Chandy K. T. 2000). Vegetables may be defined as those annual plants of which immature succulent parts are commonly used for culinary […]

THE EFFECT OF N.P.K (15-15-15) FERTILIZER APPLICATION ON THE GROWTH PERFORMANCE, NODULATION AND NUTRIENT UPTAKE OF CASSIA NODOSA.

ABSTRACT This study emphasized the importance and the effects of NPK (15:15:15) fertilizer application on the early growth, dry matter yield, nodulation and nutrient uptake of cassio nodosa. Three levels (0,50 and 100kg/ha) of fertilizer were used. The results showed that leguminous plant performed better of the lower fertilizer level (50kg/ha) than the higher rate […]

IMPORTANCE OF BACKYARD FARMING TO THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE IN SECONDARY SCHOOL IN IKERE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA IN EKITI STATE.

Chapter one Introduction Background of the study Science is based on practical activities. Scientific knowledge provides mental satisfaction. According to Harlen (2001) science is a major area of human mental and practical activities, which generates knowledge on the basis of important technological application as well as intellectual satisfaction, It is important for all level of […]

FISH PRODUCTION IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN IKERE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EKITI STATE

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Fish farming otherwise known as aquaculture is the science of growing aquatic organisms (plant and animal) under controlled ecological conditions. It is a diverse aspect of fisheries science. Millions of people depend on fisheries for a living in Nigeria and undoubtedly, it is a source of employment of many (FAO, 2010). Majority […]

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