There has been for quite some time a persistent advocacy of the improvement of world nutritional status, especially in developing countries through substantial increase in the intake of protein foods of animal origin. There is therefore the need for this course which presents brief history of meat ( e.g beef, mutton and chevon) industry in Nigeria, standard growing and finishing management practices, housing requirements, feeds and feeding, breeding, herd record keeping and health management of beef cattle, sheep and goats. The course also provides information on marketing and techniques for establishing large beef cattle, sheep and goats ranches.
This course is designed to introduce students to different areas of poultry business, highlighting the scope, importance, problems and prospects of poultry industry. It traces the origin and breeds of poultry species. The systems of poultry management with emphasis on housing and equipment. Management of chicks, growers, layers, breeders, broilers and some other poultry species like turkeys, ducks, guinea fowl at commercial and semi-commercial levels. The principles of poultry nutrition, record keeping and marketing are covered. Practical ways of establishing a poultry farm - provision of land, housing, equipment, and labour.
This course is designed primarily for students in the Department Agricultural Economics and allied courses . However, it also meets the need of students in other fields, as this course enable would be investors to identify various sources of credit for their business. Topics to be covered include ; Role of Agricultural Finance in development, Credit and it`s role in farm production, Credit utilisation, sources of finance, loan acquisition, repayments and credit instrument. Principles of farm accounting, farm planning, budgeting and financial control. Farm records keeping and preparation of financial statements. Profit and loss accounts and balance sheet. The organization of resources and enterprises. Enterprise and resource combinations and control. Types of financial records in agriculture. Role of government in agricultural finance. Role of private sector in agricultural finance. Multilateral and international organizations and agencies and agricultural finance. Case studies of World Bank and International Fund for Agricultural finance.
This course is a first course in agricultural production economics and resource use designed primarily for undergraduate students in agricultural economics discipline. Agricultural production economics is an applied field of economic science that is concerned with the application of the principle of economics to the utilization of economic resources in the farming industry. As an introductory course, the focus is to impart useful skills on the students in order to enhance their skills in the application of quantitative techniques to the analysis of agricultural production problems. Topics to be covered are subdivided into concept of production economics, functional forms, profit maximization in production, mathematical derivation of input â€“ output relationships, resources in agriculture (land, capital and management resources), law of diminishing returns, problems of resources, marginal analysis, concept of an agricultural production, production possibility curve and stages of production.
The course will provide the students the opportunity of understanding their environment and the effects of solar system on the environment. Also, students will understand the size, position and posture of the earth. Furthermore, they will understand the spatial and temporal distribution of solar radiation, its effects on global climatic and geomorphologic processes. Again, the definition, scope and classification of environment will be discussed. Such as land and agricultural system, environmental balance and intervention in the natural environment. Resource mapping and environmental resources will be treated. Also, application of GIS in resource mapping, satellite, remote sensing and GIS applications in resources mapping will be treated
Students are expected to undertake studies of contemporary issues in agriculture, and write a term paper on a topical agricultural issue, to be presented in a class seminar. Students are expected to be supervised by instructors assigned to them during preparation of papers. Presented reports will be graded. Performance at the seminar presentation will also contribute towards grading of the course.
This course is designed to provide students with knowledge in the following areas; Nature and Types of farm business. Characteristics of farm business. Decision-making process, economic principles as applied to farm business management, tools of decision-making, farm management information and analysis, tools of farm business analysis, the computer as a farm management tool. Managing the organized farm. Relationship between farm and non-farm business. Family farm business and management. Corporate farm business and management. Case studies of corporate farm business.
Students in the Department Agricultural and Resource Economics and allied courses are the main target of this course. However, the course also will be of immense benefit to students in other fields, as it would enable students know the natural resources available in their domain and beyond. It would afford students the knowhow of natural resource management and control. It is meant to also expose students to the different management principles and control measures needed to guarantee the sustainability of natural resource endowments and the environment. During the course students are to be exposed to the types of natural resources and the economic principles applied in managing them as well as the sectoral analysis of the Nigerian economy.
Students in the Department Agricultural and Resource Economics and allied courses are the main target of this course. However, the course also will be of immense benefit to students in other fields, as it would enable students understand and determine disaggregation of projects. It would afford students the knowhow of projects in terms of development planning. It is meant to also expose students to different tools of analysing projects such as Benefit-Cost ratio and Internal Rate of Returns. During the course, students are to be exposed to the nitty gritty of programing project execution and the application of Critical Path Analysis to Projects
The course will build in the students the skills needed to conceive, design, execute and write up a social research with the intention of providing solutions to a social, economic and other problems making a society to operate below the optimum. The course is not merely intended to guide the students but practically carries them through the maze of the research process with the view of making it easy for them to find their bearing through their final year undergraduate research and any form of research activity. While covering the details of the research method, the course aims at helping students know when various research designs are to be appropriately used. Emphasis is laid on careful thinking about the purpose of research, efficient utilization of available resources as much as possible and how to extract all the relevant information from data collected.
Crop Preservation, Processing and Storage is a course designed for the students in their fourth year in the Department of Crop, Soil and Pest Management. It is a course that will expose students to various aspects of how crops and crop products can be protected from the harmful effects of pests. It will also clearly explain the concepts and significance of preservation, processing and storage in food security. This course will also cover areas such as storage losses in crops, storage methods (traditional and modern techniques). Storage pathology and entomology will also be comprehensively covered. The practical aspects will focus on familiarizing students with the pests capable of causing loss to the crops and their products and how to deter them.