Agricultural Economics Final Year Project Research Topics

Agricultural Economics Project Topic: Project topics in agricultural economics can be very tactical since it combines ideas from both agriculture and economics. Choosing agricultural economics project topics for undergraduate research is not like fulfilling your academic requirements alone; undergraduates have to view such research in agricultural economics as a means of solving economic problems through agriculture. Agricultural economics project topics can be derived from considering some principles of economics that can work in the agricultural sector as well the economic issues that agriculture can solve. Other agricultural economics project topic can also be derived from product, exchange, distribution and consumption of agricultural products. Research has been the bases on which economic principles are developed; the same is obtainable in agriculture.

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THE IMPACT OF E-COMMERCE ON EMERGING MARKETS

CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION1.1 Background of the StudyThe Internet revolution was really about people customer and fundamental shift of market power from the seller to buyer. In the new economy customers expectations are very different than before. A company understanding of this difference and its ability to capitalize on it will be the key to success. The web, the internet and emerging computing and... Continue Reading »

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EFFECT OF N:P:K AND POUTRY MANURE ON POPULATION OF RHIZOBIA BACTERIA, GROWTH AND YIELD OF COWPEA

ABSTRACT The attendant low yield of cowpea among smallholder farmers has increased the need for site specific fertilizer recommendation and integration of biological materials to increase the yield of the crop. The effectiveness of applied fertilizer is constrained by the use of the in appropriate rate and improper timing of sowing. Rhizobia inoculant, on the other hand, needs a balanced nutrient ... Continue Reading »

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EFFECTS OF OFF-FARM WORK ON TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY AND PRODUCTION RISK AMONG RICE FARMERS IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA.

ABSTRACT The study analysed the effects of off farm work on technical efficiency and production risks among rice farmers in Enugu State, Nigeria. Ninety respondents were selected using multi stage sampling technique. Data for the study were collected by the use of well structured questionnaire. Descriptive statistics and stochastic production frontier model were used to analyse the data. Results s... Continue Reading »

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INFLUENCE OF GENDER ON SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF FOREST RESOURCES IN ABIA STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT Forest, which is a major source of resources in Nigeria, is currently facing accelerated degradation and depletion. The growing demand for ecosystem services from forests has led to over exploitation of the resources, resulting in the extinction of some valuable species. This has continued to impact negatively on the capacity of the forests to mitigate climate change, conserve biodiversit... Continue Reading »

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ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF FOOD SAFETY AMONG PORK MARKETERS IN OREDO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EDO STATE

ABSTRACT This study was designed to determine the economic analysis of food safety among pork marketers in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State. Two stage sampling technique was used to select a hundred respondents from the Local Government Area. Primary data were collected through a detail questionnaire and were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistic. The findings indicate that ... Continue Reading »

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GENDER AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION DECISIONS AMONG FARM HOUSEHOLDS IN SOUTHWEST NIGERIA

Abstract This study investigated gender and climate change adaptation decisions among farm households in Southwest Nigeria. In carrying out the study, five specific objectives and five hypotheses were developed to guide the study. Multi stage random sampling techniques were employed in selecting the 348 farm units for the study. Data for the study were obtained from primary source using structured... Continue Reading »

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EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURE POLICY ON AGRICULTURE IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACT The study assessed the trend, structure, composition, determinants and effectiveness of Federal Government agricultural expenditure policies and the implications of these policies from 1960 98.The study covered the Nigerian nation and used federal level time series data to achieve the set down objectives. The primary analytical method consisted of descriptive analysis, appropriate pictori... Continue Reading »

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AN ASSESSMENT OF ADAPTATION STRATEGIES TO CLIMATE CHANGE AMONG SMALLHOLDER CROP FARMERS IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT This study was conceived in regard to the empirical reality that farming in Enugu State, as it applies to all parts of Southeastern Nigeria, is constrained by the adverse effects of climate change. It was therefore, considered necessary to conduct an assessment of smallholder farmers’ awareness to climate change, their adaptation strategies, the associated costs and returns, underpi... Continue Reading »

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ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF MAIZE (ZEA MAYS) PRODUCTION IN SOBA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT The objectives of this study are to describe the socio economic characteristics of maize farmers, costs and returns, and identify the constraints of maize production in the study area. On maize production in Soba Local Government Area, Kaduna State. The result of the socio economic analysis shows that 44% of the farmers were between the age of 19 and 60 years, but the average age is 34 ye... Continue Reading »

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ANALYSIS OF FARMERS’ EFFICIENCY IN COWPEA PRODUCTION IN KWARA STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract This study focused on the analysis of farmer‘s efficiency in cowpea production in Kwara State.This study was carried out in three Local Government Areas in KwaraState, Nigeria between April and Julyduring the 2014 cropping season. A multistage sampling technique was usedto select the farmers for this study. The first stage was purposive selection of the three Local Governments based... Continue Reading »

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IMPACT OF AGRICULTURAL FINANCING ON ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NIGERIA FOR THE PERIOD 1980-2014

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study The word agriculture is a late Middle English adoption of the Latin word agricultura, which was derived from the root words ager, which means field and cultura, which means cultivation or growing. According to Komlafe (1985), agriculture is the science and act of cultivating the ground for production of crops, and the preparation of plant produc... Continue Reading »

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EFFECTS OF SOCIOECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL VARIABLES ON RENEWABLE RESOURCE DEGRADATION IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACT   Nigeria is faced with many environmental problems. Available data indicate that Nigeria is losing her renewable natural resources (including arable land, forest, pasture/rangeland and water resources) beyond sustainable limits. Economic and environmental systems interact in many important ways and hence the need to understand these interactions and develop effective public policy. Whil... Continue Reading »

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NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF DIOSCOREA BULBIFERA (AERIAL YAM)

ABSTRACTDioscorea bulbifera is a major stable food crop which is a species of yam widely distributed around the world in tropical and subtropical regions. Dioscorea bulbifera have been traditionally used to lower glycemic index, thus providing a more sustained form of energy and better protection against obesity and diabetics, it also has anti cancer properties. The present study was undertaken to... Continue Reading »

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DROUGHT, DESERTIFICATION AND FAMINE: CHALLENGES FOR FOOD SECURITY IN NIGER REPUBLIC

ABSTRACT 1. The food crises in Niger are structural, mainly related to the performance of the agricultural sector. The agricultural sector is dominant and is characterised by stagnation in production due to natural, human, technical and political obstacles. This often lead to food crises even famine and starvation. . In recent years, several occurrences of their resurgence were recorded. Measures ... Continue Reading »

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PERFORMANCE OF FOREST MANAGEMENT COMMITTEES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF FOREST WOOD TREES IN CROSS RIVER STATE

ABSTRACT Out of all the forests and forest reserves in Nigeria that remained relatively undisturbed, significant portions of them have been lost in the last two decades. As these natural forest ecosystems disappear, so do many of the goods, which they provide. In a bid to incorporate local people into the management of community forest, Cross River State became the pioneer state in introducing for... Continue Reading »

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ECONOMICS OF CATFISH (CLARIAS GARIEPINUS) PRODUCTION IN BAYELSA STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT vi 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) ide... Continue Reading »

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IMPACT OF THE COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE CREDIT SCHEME ON THE PERFORMANCE OF BENEFICIARIES IN ANAMBRA STATE NIGERIA

ABSTRACT The study examined the impact of Commercial Agriculture credit scheme on the performance of beneficiaries in Anambra State, Nigeria. Simple random sampling technique was applied in selection of respondents for the study. The sample was drawn from members of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN). AFAN has a total of 548 members, out of this member 200 of them have so far benefited from... Continue Reading »

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ASSESSING ECONOMIC AND WELFARE VALUES OF FISH IN THE LOWER NIGER RIVER

ABSTRACT This study was intended to assess the economic and welfare values of fish in the lower Niger River. This study was guided by the following objectives; to examine the economic and welfare values of fish in the lower Niger River. To examine the effect of artisanal fishery production on the lower Niger River on the Nigerian economic growth. To identify the limitation of the artisanal fisheri... Continue Reading »

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AN EVALUATION OF NATIONAL FUNDING AND INVESTMENT IN THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR OF NIGERIA (1970-2008)

ABSTRACT The research study evaluated National funding and investment in the agricultural sector of Nigeria (1970 2008). Information was gathered from secondary data and analyzed to evaluate fund allocations to Nigerian economic sectors and agriculture from 1970 to 2008, determine difference in budgetary allocations to Nigerian economic sectors and agriculture, examine the effect of National fundi... Continue Reading »

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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, NIGERI...

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 f... Continue Reading »

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