POVERTY PROFILE AND INEQUALITY AMONG FARMING HOUSEHOLDS IN EBONYI STATE

Abstract The need to alleviate the poverty of the financially excluded farming households has become inevitable in Nigeria. Therefore, this research work centred on the poverty profile and inequality among farming households in Ebonyi State. A multistage sampling technique was used to select 477 farming households and primary data collected with the aid of structured […]

ELASTICITIES OF PRODUCTION AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS INFLUENCING OUTPUT OF SOYABEAN PRODUCTION, ABUJA, NIGERIA

Abstract This study evaluated elasticities of production and socio-economic factors influencing output of soyabean production, Abuja, Nigeria. Multi-stage sampling technique was used. One hundred (100) soyabean farmers were selected. Data were of primary sources. Data were collected with the aid of well-designed and well-structured questionnaire. Analytical tools used for data analysis were: descriptive statistics, farm […]

RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND LIVELIHOOD CHOICES AMONG FARMING HOUSEHOLDS IN SOUTHWESTERN NIGERIA

Abstract The study examined the effect of rural infrastructure on livelihood choice among farming households in Southwestern Nigeria (SWN). A multistage sampling procedure was used to collect primary data from 562 selected respondents on their socio-economic characteristics, Access to Rural Infrastructure (ARI) and livelihood choices [Cropping+Non-farm (CN), Cropping+Non-PoultryLivestock+Non-farm (CNPLN), Cropping+PoultryLivestock+Non-farm (CPLN) and Cropping+Fisheries+Non-farm (CFN)]. Data […]

MARKETING EXTENSION NEEDS OF PORK MARKETERS IN WARRI SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, DELTA STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract The study assessed marketing extension needs of pork marketers in Warri South Local Government Area, Delta State, Nigeria. It specifically identified the marketing extension services needed by the respondents, information channels used and preferred as well as the constraints encountered by them. A multi stage sampling procedure was employed for the simple random sampling […]

YOUTH MIGRATION AMONG RURAL HOUSEHOLDS IN EDO CENTRAL ZONE, NIGERIA

Abstract Migration of male and female youth in the quest for productive living could affect rural households differently. This study assessed youth migration among rural households in Edo Central Zone, Nigeria. It specifically described the socio-economic characteristics of rural household heads, examined causes, patterns, and benefits of migration to rural households as well as identified […]

DETERMINATION OF SOIL ERODIBILITY STATUS UNDER DIFFERENT LAND-USE TYPES USING SOME ERODIBILITY INDICES: A CASE OF YENAGOA AND SOUTHERN IJAW LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF BAYELSA STATE

Abstract The research was carried out to determine the effect of different land-use types on the erodibility status of the soils. Two local government areas namely: Southern Ijaw and Yenagoa were considered. Virgin land (VVL) and fallow land (FFL) were found in Southern Ijaw LGA, while the Oil Palm Plantation (OPT) and Plantain Plantation (PPT) […]

CLIMATE CHANGE AND FISHERIES SUPPLY IN NIGERIA. (1970-2019): A CO-INTEGRATION ANALYSIS APPROACH

Abstract The study examined the effects of two climate variables (rainfall and temperature) on the output of capture and aquaculture fisheries in Nigeria between 1980 and 2019. Secondary data spanning 39 years were obtained from reputable sources; National Bureau of Statistics, (NBS), Food and Agricultural Organisation Statistical data base (FAOSTAT) and Nigerian Metrological Agency (NIMET) […]

IMPACT OF MICRO-CREDIT FACILITIES ON POULTRY PRODUCTION IN YEWA DIVISION OF OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract The study examined the impact of micro-credit facilities on poultry production in Yewa Division, Ogun State, Nigeria. The study described the socio-economic characteristics of poultry farmers, identified the various micro-credit available to the farmers, analyzed the profitability level of the poultry business and the factors affecting amount of credit obtained. One hundred and twenty […]

RURAL-URBAN INTERACTION AND LIVELIHOOD STATUS OF RURAL HOUSEHOLDS IN OSUN STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract This study examined the effects of rural-urban interaction on livelihood status of rural households in selected Local Government Areas of Osun State, Nigeria. Multi-stage sampling procedure was used to select a total of three hundred and two (302) respondents for the study. Using interview schedule, relevant data were collected from respondents on socio-economic characteristics, […]

EVALUATION OF SOME SOIL PHYSICAL PROPERTIES AT IGUZAMA COMMUNITY LAND, OVIA NORTH EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, EDO STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract This study was carried out to evaluate some soil physical properties at Iguzama community land in Ovia North East local government area of Edo State, Nigeria. Core and routine samples were collected from existing Profiles in an already mapped 115.5 hectares land representatives of the various soil types present in the study area. Standard […]