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EFFECTS OF AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN OLORUNDA LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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TITLE PAGE                                                                                                             i                                                                                                    

CERTIFICATION                                                                                                     ii

DEDICATION                                                                                                           iii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT                                                                                         iv

TABLE OF CONTENT                                                                                             v

LIST OF TABLES                                                                                                     viii

ABSTRACT                                                                                                               ix

CHAPTER ONE – INTRODUCTION                                                                     1

1.1       BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY                                                             1

1.2       STATEMENTOF RESEARCH PROBLEM                                                 2

1.3       STATEMENTOFRESEARCHQUESTIONS                                               2

1.4       OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY                                                                   3

1.5       JUSTIFICATION FOR THE STUDY                                                          3 

1.6       LIMITATION TO THE STUDY                                                                   4

1.7       DEFINITION OF TERMS                                                                            4

CHAPTER TWO - LITERATURE REVIEW                                                          5

2.1       CHARACTERISTICS OF NIGERIA AGRICULTURE                            5

2.2       ROLES OF AGRICUTURE IN DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA             6

2.3       PROBLEMS OF AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT                            7

2.4       AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION                                                  7  

2.5       AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT                                                         8

2.6       EFFECTS OF AGRIC DEVELOPMENT ON RURAL HOUSEHOLDS  9

CHAPTER THREE - RESEARCH METHODOLOGY                                          10

3.1       RESEARCH DESIGN                                                                                              10

3.2       POPULATION AND SAMPLING TECHNIQUE                                                  10

3.3       INSTRUMENTATION                                                                                 11

3.4       METHODS OF DATA ANALYSIS                                                                         11

CHAPTER FOUR - RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS                                                       12

4.1       BACKGROUND INFORMATION                                                                         12

4.1.1    AGE DISTRIBUTION OF RESPONDENTS                                              12

4.1.2    SEX DISTRIBUTION OF RESPONDENTS                                                           13

4.1.3    MARITAL STATUS OF FARMERS                                                           14

4.1.4    LEVEL OF EDUCATION                                                                            14

4.1.5    NATURE OF FARMING                                                                             15

4.2       CHARACTERISTICS OF AGRICULTURE                                                           16

4.2.1    SALES OF FARM PRODUCE                                                                     16

4.2.2    AVAILABILITY OF LABOUR                                                                  17

4.2.3    FARM MANAGEMENT/CONTROL                                                          18

4.2.4    SOURCES OF MONEY FOR FARM MANAGEMENT                            19

4.2.5    RECORD KEEPING BY FARMERS                                                          19

4.2.6    USE OF INPUTS BY FARMERS                                                                20

4.3       AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES IN THE AREA             20

4.3.1    AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES IN THE AREA20

4.3.2    AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMMES BENEFITED BY FARMERS         21

4.4       AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTIONS FOUND IN THE AREA                  21

4.4.1    ACQUISTION OF LAND BY FARMERS                                                 21

4.4.2    OTHER INSTITUTIONS FOUND IN THE AREA                                                22

4.5             EFFECTS OF AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT ON

                  RURAL HOUSEHOLDS                                                                                    23

4.5.1          INCOME PER ANNUM                                                                         23

4.5.2          THE PLANTED CROPS                                                                         24

4.5.3          GENERAL/IMPROVEMENT IN FARMING AMONG RURAL

                  HOUSEHOLD                                                                                         24

CHAPTER FIVE - SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1       SUMMARY OF MAJOR FINDINGS                                                          24

5.2       CONCLUSIONS                                                                                           27

5.3.      RECOMMENDATIONS                                                                               27

REFERENCES                                                                                                         28

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