Principles of sanitation and farm hygiene as applied to the control of common diseases of livestock; disinfection, sanitation procedures, including waste and carcass disposal methods.Occupational disease with respect to the livestock industry.Principles of zoonosis and study of specific zoonotic diseases with emphasis on prevention and control on livestock farms and humans.
This course is a 500Level course, aimed at exposing the students to the various problems confronting personnel and labour management in Nigeria and how such problems could be solved through formulation of appropriate policies and programmes in the Agricultural sector in particular and the whole economy at large.
This course is a 500Level course, aimed at exposing the students to the concepts in agricultural marketing, agricultural demand and supply as they relate to marketing, the role of marketing in agricultural business, and agricultural marketing and global issues
This course is a first course in econometrics designed primarily for undergraduate students in agricultural economics discipline. 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 and statistical techniques to the analysis of agricultural problems. Topics to be covered are subdivided into Basic statistical concepts, correlation analysis, simple regression model, multiple regression model, estimation of parameters, tests of statistical significance (coefficient of determination, coefficient of multiple determination, derivation of variance of error & regression parameters, student t - ratio). Violation of autocorrelation and multi-colinearity.
The course provides the student with training on the production of rabbit and micro-livestocks such as guinea pigs and snails. Micro-livestock’ has also been referred to as mini-livestock’ ‘or ‘unconventional livestock’. Any species living permanently or temporarily on the ground can be considered as mini- livestock provided that has potential benefits for humans, nutritional and/or economic, well known in its area of natural dispersion and not usually obtained by controlled breeding.
Topics to be covered include: Historical background, World production; distribution and importance of rabbit characteristics of rabbits as important meat producing small livestock. Limitations to rabbit production; rabbit breeds and breeding; breeding characteristics, selection, Reproduction, Anatomy and Physiology of reproduction. Three basic reproduction rates (extensive, semi-intensive and intensive rates). Nutrition and feeding: Feeding behavior, nutritional needs, types of feed. Housing and equipment. Biological consideration, rabbit behavior and environment. Building, caging watering, feed troughs and racks nest box. Pathology and health care. Diseases-intestinal, respiratory, nutritional, etc. Prevention and control. Other micro-livestock for consideration: guinea pigs, snails and laboratory animals.
Preparation, presentation and review of important agricultural issues in Nigeria and globally. Such review will cover the following areas: Agricultural development, Finance, Women in Agriculture, Children in Agriculture; Gender matters, Rural development, Agricultural marketing, Resource use, production economics, environment, diffusion of innovation, project appraisal, programme planning, Policy and agricultural commodity marketing; climate change and natural resource economics
This course is a 500Level course, aimed at exposing the students to the various problems affecting agricultural growth and development in Nigeria and how such problems could be solved through formulation of appropriate policies and programmes in the Agricultural sector in particular and the whole economy at large.
This course is an exploratory, first course in agribusiness management designed primarily for students in agricultural and resource economics and other disciplines in agriculture. However, it also meets the need of students in other fields, as a course that provides hands-on training in the establishment and management of agribusinesses as a source of income to the investor and employment creation to others. As a course with practical application, the focus is to impart useful entrepreneurial skills on students in the agriculture and agribusiness sector in order to make them job creators rather than job seekers on completion of their training. This has become necessary in a country with dwindling employment opportunities for graduates.
This course is a first course in operations research designed primarily for undergraduate students in agricultural economics discipline. 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 and statistical techniques to the analysis of agricultural problems. Topics to be covered are subdivided into optimisation and allocation problems. The topics to cover under the optimisation problems include the Inventory Models, Queuing Models and Leontief (Input-Output Analysis) Models, while the allocation problems will cover topics such as Transportation Models and the Linear Programming Models.
The focus of this course is to impart knowledge on the types, nature, characteristics and attributes of farming systems of the (humid) tropics. At the end of the teaching and learning activities related to this course, the students will be able to aptly affirm that â€In traditional cropping system farmers through experience gained over several years and generation, the people had derived crop mixtures and rotation to suit specific ecological and social economic conditions with a view of attaining yield stabilityâ€.