Decision-making
1. Group Dynamics Features and Socio-economic Status of Cocoa Farmers in Ogun State, Nigeria

Olaoluwa Ayodeji Adebayo

Volume 9, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, , Pages 77-88

Abstract
  Group dynamics features are important factors for improving farmers’ socio-economic status. This study focused on the effect of group dynamics features on the socio-economic status of cocoa farmers in Ogun State, Nigeria. A multi-stage sampling technique was used to select 93 cocoa farmers for ...  Read More

Farm Management
2. Enhancing Cocoa Beans Quality through Improved Cultural Practices in Major Cocoa Producing States of Nigeria

James Adigun; Olubunmi Ashimolowo; Stiphen Adeogun; Samuel Ayodele Mesele; Eniola Fabusoro

Volume 7, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, , Pages 357-365

Abstract
  In West Africa, low adoption of agricultural innovations by farmers has been partly due to the complexity of the innovation structure or new knowledge beyond the farmers’ socio-economic adaptive capacities. Different attempts have been made to improve cocoa beans quality in Nigeria among which ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
3. Empirical Assessment of Environmental and Health Risks in Intensive Poultry Production in Kwara State, Nigeria

Busola Amolegbe Khadijat; Abimbola Usman Mutiat; Olayinka Animashaun Jubril

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, , Pages 59-70

Abstract
  The study was designed to assess the environmental and health risks arising from intensive poultry production in Kwara State, Nigeria. A total of 120 poultry farmers in Kwara State under the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) were selected randomly for the study, and structured questionnaires were ...  Read More

4. Consumers’ Preference for Cowpea in Nigeria

Kalu Ukpai Ifegwu; Joshua Olusegun Ajetomobi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2014, , Pages 19-26

Abstract
  The study investigates consumers’ preference for cowpea reflected in the Nigerian markets through price discounts and premiums that consumers pay for different cowpea characteristics. The price data used for this study were obtained through a market survey. A common data collection protocol was ...  Read More

5. Which Will Overcome? The Productivity or Risk Premium

Javad Shahraki; Shahram Saeedian

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2014, , Pages 7-17

Abstract
  The study investigates consumers’ preference for cowpea reflected in the Nigerian markets through price discounts and premiums that consumers pay for different cowpea characteristics. The price data used for this study were obtained through a market survey. A common data collection protocol was ...  Read More

6. An Investigation into Credit Receipt and Enterprise Performance among Small Scale Agro Based Enterprises in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria

Ubon Asuquo Essien; Chukwuemeka John Arene; Noble Jackson Nweze

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2013, , Pages 245-258

Abstract
  The study was designed to analyze credit receipt and enterprise performance by small scale agro based enterprises in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. A multistage sampling technique was adopted in selecting 264 agro based enterprises and 96 agro based enterprises that accessed informal and formal credit ...  Read More

7. Land and Poverty: Some Empirical Findings Using Cross Sectional Data from Niger Delta Region, Nigeria

Nsikak-Abasi A. Etim; Agnes U. Akpan; Uduakobong A. Brown

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2013, , Pages 181-188

Abstract
  Poverty is the most serious threat to natural resources and the environment and most of the poor are rural-based who engage in various agricultural activities. Land is a critical asset for the rural poor and lacking means to appropriately intensify agriculture which compels the poor to either overuse ...  Read More

8. Assessment of Use of Selected Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Extension Service Delivery: Implication for Agricultural Development in Nigeria

Saheed Ige Adetumbi; Olumuyiwa Akin Olaniyi; Jacob Gbemiga Adewale

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Spring 2013, , Pages 131-139

Abstract
  The study was carried out to assess the implication of the use of selected Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for extension service delivery in Nigeria. The simple random technique was used to select fifty percent of the total extension agents which equivalent to forty-two respondents ...  Read More

9. The Determinants of Rural Poverty in Nigeria

Nsikak-Abasi A. Etim; Edet J. Udoh

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Spring 2013, , Pages 141-151

Abstract
  Most of the population of Nigeria is rural and agriculture is the mainstay of the impoverished people’s livelihood. This paper estimated the determinants of rural poverty in Nigeria using the Tobit regression model. Through the multistage sampling technique, primary data were obtained from 150 ...  Read More

10. Determinants of Repayment of Loan Beneficiaries of Micro Finance Institutions in Southeast States of Nigeria

Stephen Umamuefula Osuji Onyeagocha; Sunday Angus Nnachebe Dixie Chidebelu; Eugene Chukwuemeka Okorji

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2012, , Pages 167-175

Abstract
  The study investigated the loan repayment, its determinants and socio-economic characteristics of microfinance loan beneficiaries in the Southeast states of Nigeria. It was carried out in three states of the five southeast states. Using a multistage sampling technique, a total of 144 loan beneficiaries ...  Read More

11. Comparative Cost Structure and Yield Performance Anzlysis of Upland and Mangrove Fish Farms in Southwest, Nigeria

Mafimisebi Taiwo Ejiola; Okunmadewa Foluso Yinka

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2012, , Pages 187-198

Abstract
  The bias against mangrove areas in siting fish farms prompted a comparison of the cost structure and yield performance in upland and mangrove locations. Tools utilized included descriptive statistics, budgetary and cash flow analyses and profitability ratios. Empirical results revealed that substantial ...  Read More

12. Trade Liberalization, Exchange Rate Changes, And the Competitiveness of Carbohydrate Staple Markets in Nigeria

Maduabuchi Mkpado; C.J. Arene

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2012, , Pages 121-136

Abstract
  This study examined the effects of trade liberalization and exchange rate changes on carbohydrate staples in Nigeria. Secondary data published from 1974 to 2006 on cassava exports and rice imports as well as non-tradable carbohydrate staples were used. It was hypothesized that exchange rate changes and ...  Read More

13. Shocks and Coping Strategies of Rural Households: Evidence from Ogo-Oluwa Local Government, Oyo State, Nigeria

Seyi Olalekan Olawuyi; Olapade-Ogunwole Fola; Raufu Mufutau Oyedapo

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2011, , Pages 259-266

Abstract
  Rural households in Nigeria are vulnerable to shock because of their limited capacity to make informed decision on secured coping strategies which is further aggravated by some households’ specific socio-economic characteristics. Attempts were made to identify shocks being faced by households’ ...  Read More

14. Labour and Poverty: Empirical Relationship Using House Data from South Nigeria

Nsikak-Abasi A. Etim; Sunday Okon; Inibong A. Akpabio

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2011, , Pages 53-59

Abstract
  In Nigeria, most farming activities rely on family labor. However, rural-urban drift and the movement of young people away from agriculture are making labor increasingly pause. Thus, labor has become a major constraint to expanding the scope of production by small-scale resource poor farmers. This paper ...  Read More