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 […]

VARIABILITY OF METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS AND LOCATIONS ON SEED YIELD AND YIELD COMPONENTS FROM WHOLE TUBERS AND MINISETTS

Abstract The research evaluated the effects of using whole tubers versus minisetts of various sizes to produce seed yams in four different locations namely, Ila-Orangun, Ilesa, Ilorin and Omu Aran in Nigeria. Three different sizes of whole and minisetts tuber (50 g, 100 g and 150 g) were used to determine how rainfall variability affect […]

FARMERS’ PERCEIVED EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON POULTRY PRODUCTION IN OSUN STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract This study examined farmers’ perceived effects of climate change on poultry production in Osun State, Nigeria. Multi-stage sampling procedure was used to select one hundred and fifty poultry farmers as sample for this study. Data were collected with the aid of structured interview schedule. Frequencies means and percentages, and ranking were used to analyze […]

SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL FACTORS AFFECTING PRODUCTIVITY AND PROFITABILITY OF LEAFY VEGETABLES AMONG FARMERS IN ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract This study evaluated factors affecting productivity and profitability of leafy vegetable production in Anambra State, Nigeria. Primary data were collected from 150 respondents selected through multistage sampling procedure. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Ordinary Least Square (OLS) regression model. Results show that sex, farm size, quantity of fertilizer and farming experience positively […]

ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPORTANCE OF JATROPHA AMONG RURAL FARMERS IN SOME SELECTED LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS OF KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract This paper analyzes the importance of planting jatropha in some selected Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The sample survey data were collected from 105 small scale farmers purposively selected. Data were collected using a well-structured questionnaire and were analysed with frequencies, percentages, mean and charts. The result of the study revealed that, majority […]

UTILIZATION OF SUSTAINABLE LAND MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AMONG ARABLE CROP FARMERS IN IREWOLE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, OSUN STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract This study assessed the use of sustainable land management practices (SLMP) among arable crop farmers in the study area. Using three stage sampling technique, 120 arable crop farmers were selected as study sample. Interview schedule was utilized to elicit relevant information and data were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results show that most […]