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- ItemAcademic Librarians Research Productivity amidst Open Access Resources: Issues and Challenges(2017-11) Musa, Aminu Umar; Sahabi, Mohammed Kabir; Dahiru, Lawal; Dauda, AmisheThis study explores the factor that influencing the use of open access resources for research productivity by academic librarians in federal universities in Northwestern States of Nigeria. Two research questions and one hypothesis were formulated and tested. Out of 200 copies of questionnaire distributed to academic librarians in federal universities in Northwestern States of Nigeria, a total of 174 (87%) copies were returned duly completed and found useable for the study. The data collected were analyzed using frequency distribution tables and percentages, while the hypothesis was tested using Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC). The results indicated that factors such as access policy, accessibility to scholarly literature at no cost, visibility and increased citation rate among others were considered as important factors resolving to use open access resources. On research productivity of academic librarians there are lack of enabling environment, positive working area and good facilities, low level of education, skills, training and low level of motivation. In view of the above challenges the study therefore, concludes that not scarcity of information resources, neither lack of awareness of myriad benefits of Open Access information resource hindered research productivity among academic librarians in the area covered by the study, since most of the respondents attested to the various benefit attached to the utilization of Open Access Resources. Hence, while measures should be taken to strengthen the facilitating condition and policies to improve effective use of open access resources for better research productivity, much more emphasis should be focused toward ameliorating inhibiting challenges on research productivity such as enabling environment, cordial relationship and collaboration, positive attitude towards conducting research, motivation, overloading teaching schedule and tenure, education and training of academic librarians need to be given adequate attention.
- ItemAccess and Utilization of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Devices among Small Scale Farmers in Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area, Kogi State - Nigeria(2019-06) EKENTA, C. M.; OGBONYOMI, A. A.; KADIRI, M.; OGUNREMI, J.The study evaluated access and utilization of ICT among small scale farmers in Kabba/Bunu LGA of Kogi State. A three stage sampling technique was used to select 150 farmers. A well structured questionnaire was used to generate primary data. Obtained data were analyzed with descriptive statistics and Logit regressions analysis. The farmers had a mean age of 41 years while most (83%) attended formal education with a mean household size of 4 persons. About 61% of the respondents had no contact with extension agents while majority (79%) belonged to cooperatives. Further, 97.21% of the famers most often had access to radio as source of information while findings also showed that the farmers (63.36%) never used ICT devices to access agricultural information. The Logit regressions result revealed that age, level of education, level of income and extension contact had positive and significant relationship with utilization of ICT devices at 1% level of probability. The major problems the farmers encountered in the utilization of ICT devices were cost of the devices, level of illiteracy and lack of interest. It was concluded that farmers most often accessed and utilized the conventional information methods (radio and television) in accessing agricultural information.
- ItemACCESS TO COMMUNICATION BASED TECHNOLOGY AS A PANACEA FOR KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AMONG FACULTY OFFICERS IN AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA, KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA(2022-09-15) HUSSAINI SuliemanThis article was undertaken to investigate Access to Communication based Technology as a Panacea for Knowledge Management among Faculty Officers in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. The study was guided by two research questions and objectives. The research methodology was purely quantitative and a descriptive research design was used. The study population includes 108 Faculty Officers in the five Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital Schools, Shika Zaria. Yamani's formula was used to determine the target population sample of 91 respondents. A questionnaire was used to collect data. A simple random sampling method was used as the sampling method to collect data from the study area. The tool was subjected to face and content validity. The pilot study was conducted at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria’s main campus, which was outside the key study areas but with similar characteristics, and was also tested for reliability using a split-half test, and obtained a reliability coefficient of 0.81. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Statistical Package for Social Science version 21.0. Among other things, the results of the study showed that the greater part of respondents indicated that email, online relay chats, Internet telephony, instant messaging, web services, and video conferencing were the types of Internet facilities or services required and accessible for Ahmadu Bello University Faculty Officers Shika Zaria Most respondents indicated that some of the factors that discourage the use of Internet facilities by Faculty Officers are lack of Internet access and inappropriate research on Internet skills. It recommended, among other things, that the management of Ahmadu Bello University Hospital, Shika, Zaria, should make more computer systems available to the Faculty Officers in the various schools of the institution to allow them unproblematic access to the Internet facilities.
- ItemAccessibility and Usage of Scholarly Information Sources by Faculty Members and Postgraduate Students of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria(2010) ADIGUN, Ganiyu Ojo; MOHAMMED, Zakari; TEMBOGE, AndrewThis study was aimed at developing an understanding of the scholarly information sources and services that faculty members and postgraduate students in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria accessed and used to support their research, teaching and learning. Three research questions and one hypothesis were formulated and tested with respect to types of Scholarly Information Sources (SIS) available, accessed and used by the Faculty Members (FM) and Postgraduate (PG) Students of Ahmadu Bello University, (A.B.U.), Zaria, Nigeria, in this study. A number of 868 samples comprising 487 FM and 381 PG students were drawn from the population and used as sample size for this study. The data collected, through questionnaire and observations, were analyzed using frequency distribution tables and percentages, while the hypothesis was tested using T-test for independent samples. The results show that academic/research libraries and the internet is the major SIS accessed by the FM and PG students in A.B.U., Zaria. In addition, printed matters as well as manuscripts were the most accessed and utilized Scholarly Information Sources in A.B.U., Zaria. Moreover, there is significant difference between the FM and PG students in their uses of Scholarly Information Sources. This study therefore concludes that internet has revolutionized the process by which information is being packaged, processed, stored arid disseminated, as well as how users seek and access information, these notwithstanding, the academic and the research library is still very relevant to faculty members and PG students’ scholarly activities. Therefore, the universities, through their library systems, need to explore the advantages and opportunities offered by the application of Information and communication Technology (ICTs) in scholarly information delivery.
- ItemACCESSIBILITY AND USE OF LIBRARY RESOURCES AND SERVICES OF THE MEDICAL LIBRARY, AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA.(LIBRARY AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT FORUM, 2008) Quadir, Romoke Opeyemi,This paper reports the findings of a survey study undertaken to ascertain access and use of library resources and services by customers of the Medical Library, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaha. It reveals the type of information resources preferred by the customers, resources, age distribution, sources facilitating search, customers' perception of the different types of resources and the frequency to which the resources were put to use. Data gathered reveal that customers are highly satisfied with the services available because of accessibility, availability and relevance of the resources to the programmes offered by the faculty- However, customers solicit extension of working hours, expansion of the current sitting capacities in all branches of the Medical libraries to accommodate more customers and the completion of the library project at the clinical section of the medical school.
- ItemAccessing agricultural information by rural farmers through mobile phones in Karaye Local Government Area of Kano State, Nigeria(Journal of ICT Development, Applications and Research, 2021-04) Alhassan, Yahaya Karaye; Mohammed, Zakari; Ibrahim, Hassan MallamThis study investigated access to agricultural information by rural farmers through mobile phones in Karaye Local Government Area of Kano State, Nigeria. The objectives of the study include: ascertaining how the rural farmers access agricultural information through mobile phones in Karaye Local Government Area, Kano State; finding out the sources of accessing agricultural information by rural farmers in Karaye Local Government Area; and determining the challenges that these farmers face in accessing agricultural information through mobile phones. A survey research method was used for the study. The study population comprised 1,279 registered rural farmers, 121 farmers, and three (3) wards were purposively selected as sample. A structured and closed-ended questionnaire was designed and used for the data collection. One hundred and twenty-one (121) copies of the questionnaires were administered to the registered farmers, out of which 95 copies were returned, representing 78%. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics of frequencies and percentages. The findings of the study reveal that rural farmers' significant mean access to agricultural information through mobile phones was short message service (SMS); that most farmers sourced agricultural information from their other farmers (colleagues) through mobile phones; that majority of the rural farmers indicated that the inability to access agricultural information from the formal sources (research institutes, extension workers, researchers) and lack of sufficient and wide mobile phone network coverage in the communities were the challenges being faced. The study recommends that: the Federal Government of Nigeria should through the National Communication Commission (NCC) liaise with telecommunication companies to reduce the rate of call charges so that rural farmers can make direct calls apart from Short Message Service (SMS) to extension workers or any other agricultural stakeholders to access agrarian information easily. Farmers should be sourcing agricultural information from research institutes, researchers, and extension workers apart from their colleagues (other farmers) to access relevant and up-to-date information to help achieve sufficient production and prevent poor harvest. The study concludes that with timely access to relevant agricultural information by rural farmers Nigeria can attain food sufficiency.
- ItemAdoption and Utilisation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for e-Commerce among Kano based Traders(2014-12) DAHIRU, Salisu; GARBA, Ali; HASSAN, UsmanThe effective implementation of cashless policy depends to the large extent upon the traders’ level of adoption and utilisation of various ICTs for e-commerce. In view of this, the study investigated the level of adoption and utilization of various ICTs for e-commerce among Kano based traders. It was guided by three research objectives: to determine the extent to which Kano based traders adopt ICTs for e–commerce, to investigate how Kano based traders utilize ICTs for e-commerce and to determine how useful the ICTs are for e–commerce to Kano are based traders. Survey research method was adopted for the study. The population of the study comprised of traders conducting their trading activities in three major markets within Kano metropolis namely: Abubakar Rimi, Singer and Kwari Markets. These are summed up to 32,624 traders. One percent of the population (326) was randomly selected from each of the three markets as the sample of the study. Questionnaire was used as an instrument for data collection, 265 questionnaires representing (81.28%) were successfully retrieved and analysed using descriptive statistics such as frequency tables, pie-charts and bar-charts. The study revealed that, smart phone is the highest adopted ICT for e-commerce (97%), as ECC and POS are the least adopted ICTs for e-commerce with only (4.5%). The study also shows that there is low utilization of ICTs for e-commerce, smart phone has the highest utilization among Kano based traders with response rate of 69 (26%) for e-payment, 58 (22%) for e-sale and 52 (19.6%) and 35 (13.2%) for sending and receiving purchase order respectively. Internet recorded the least utilized with response rate of 6 (2.3%) for e-sale and 12 (4.5%) each for sending and receiving purchase order. The study also discovered that ICTs for e-commerce are useful; they make the commerce to be secured, convenient, cheaper etc. Based on the major findings of the study, recommendations were made on how to improve the adoption and utilization of ICTs for ecommerce: Mass literacy campaign should be extended to traders, who cannot read and write, as the Literate ones should be encouraged to go for computer training. Ministries of commerce in conjunction with Central Bank of Nigeria and traders’ unions should organize Training workshops periodically, to both traders and consumers, on how to utilize and adopt various ICTs for e-payment, e-sale, sending and receiving purchase order among others.
- ItemADOPTION OF IMPROVED SORGHUM VARIETIES IN THE NORTH -WEST ZONE OF NIGERIA(1998) Atala, T.K.; Macaver, O.J.; Aba, D.A.
- ItemAdsorption kinetics of malachite green from aqueous solution onto carica papaya seed(2011-01) Omeiza, F.S.; Ekwumemgbo, P.A.; Kagbu, J.A.; Israel, K.O.Carica papaya seed (CPS) waste was used as an adsorbent for the removal of malachite green and was studied in batch mode the effect of agitation time and initial dye concentration, adsorbent dosage and pH were examined. The study revealed that the amount of dye adsorbed (mgg-1) increased with increase in agitation time and reached equilibrium after 35 minute. for dye concentration of 2.00-10.00 mg/l. the adsorbent dosage of 1.00 g/60.00ml and pH 8.0 were found to be the optimumformaximumfor maximum dye removal. The batch mode adsorption followed both the Langmuir and Freundlich isotherms. The pseudo first and second order kinetics model provided the best correlation of the equilibrium data. The adsorption kinetics of malachite green showed that the pseudo first order kinetic model provided the best correlation of the equilibrium data. This study implies that it is possible to develop a dye removal system using carica papaya seed, which occur as a waste in the environment. 2011 Trade Science Inc. - INDIA
- ItemAFRICAN LIBRARIANSHIP IN THE BEGINNING OF THE 21ST CENTURY; CURRENT SITUATION IN WEST AFRICA(2011-05-13) MOHAMMED, Zakari; OKOJIE, VictoriaThe paper discusses the state of Librarianship in the West African SubRegion taking note of the contemporary practices especially in the public and university libraries. It provides a brief SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis of the Library and Information Sector in West Africa and various interventions by the government and private sector that have facilitated the development of the profession. It highlights such areas as education and training of librarians, Continuing Professional Development of librarians, ICT applications in libraries, information resources and services, collaboration, library funding, management and quantity control, publishing and book chain, and the role of Library Associations. It was observed that even though a lot had been achieved in the last decade, a lot more still needs to be done especially in the areas of funding, ICT applications, quality control and collaboration for librarianship in the sub-region to cope with the exigencies of the 21s t century. The paper suggests ways to promote the development of the profession in the sub-region through strategic public private partnerships, advocacy and effective government policies, amongst others. It concludes by advocating for the need to have a government recognized agency that regulates the practice of the library and information profession as a way of ensuring quality control.
- ItemAgaricomycota (Mushroom) Occurrence Distribution and Species Abundance in Kogi State, Central Nigeria(2017) Wuyep, Ponchang Apollos; Joshua, Victoria Ibukun; Musa, Hannatu DawaThe diversity and distribution of mushroom-forming fungi of the three senatorial zones of Kogi state was studied. A multi-stage sampling technique was used to assess twelve randomly selected plots mapped out across the study area during the rainy and early dry seasons of 2014, 2015 and 2016. A total of eight-hundred and six (806) mushrooms species were collected and recorded during the three years of investigation of the study area. Three hundred and fifty (350) species were found in the eastern senatorial district, 143 species were found in the central senatorial district and 313 species were found in the western senatorial district of Kogi State. Out of these, 151genera and 32 families were identified. Kogi West had the highest (26) number of families and the lowest (15) number of families was observed in Kogi Central. Sixty eight (68) species and 14 families were common to all the districts. 6 morpho groups (Ascomycetes fungi, Boletoid and Polyporus fungi, Coral fungi, Gilled fungi, Cortinarius fungi, and Non-gilled fungi) occurred across the study area, the gilled-fungi being the most frequent, while the coral fungi had the least occurence. Also 13 stature types (Amanitoid, Armillarioid, Clitocyboid, Collybioid, Galerinoid, Lepiotoid, Mycenoid, Naucoriod, Omphaloid, Pleurotoid, Pluteotoid, Tricholomatoid, and Vaginatoid) were represented across the plots. Inventory of 112 fleshy and 25 hard mushrooms; 191 fleshy and 46 hard mushrooms; 352 fleshy and 80 hard mushrooms was carried out in year 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively.
- ItemAHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF COMMERCIAL LAW A.B.U.J.C.L(Department of Commercial Law Faculty of Law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria., 2013) Ayua., I.A.; Igweike, K.I.; Samba, J.N.; Irokalibe, I.J.G.; Kanyip, B.B.The Ahmadu Bello University Journal of Commercial Law (ABUJCL) is a brainchild of the Department of Commercial Law, Faculty of Law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. It’s ultimate goal is to stimulate legal research into societal challenges with a view to providing workable solutions. In the context of academic excellence, this edition discusses diverse vexing legal issues in the best tradition of intellectual analysis and robust engagement. The incisive and highly provoking discourse in this edition will be highly invaluable to legal practitioners, law makers, policy shapers, research institutions and development scholars. With law reform as cornerstone and building strategic alliance for law development, this edition honours one of Nigeria’s greatest law reformist, James Kalu Ukoh, SAN. The editorial committee is indebted in gratitude to all contributors and patrons. Work on the next edition of the journal has started. Thanks.
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- ItemAnalysing a Decade of Research Ethics and Practices in Library and Information Science in Scopus and Library and Information Science Source Databases: A Scoping Review(2021-11) IBINAYE, I. Dorcas,; SAMBO, Suleiman,; YUSUF, Ahmed,; ABDULRAHIM, AbdulfatahIntroduction and Background: Library and information science scholars are partially aware of the research ethics regarding data falsification, fabrication, data cooking, gifted authorship, neglected authorship and other factors. Such activities are not only unethical but may equally cause harm to the academic community and society. Purpose: This paper aimed to identify the gaps in studies focusing on research ethics and practices in Library and Information science in Scopus and Library and Information Science Source Databases. The review sought to respond to research questions such as: what is the scope of articles focusing on research ethics and practices between 2011 and 2021?, What are the features of articles focusing on research ethics and practices in the Scopus and LISS domain? To what extent is the African research on ethics and practices and LISS reflected in the domain? What are the implications of studies focusing on research ethics as reported in the identified literature? Methodology: Databases searched includes Scopus and Library and Information Science Source for articles published between 2011 and 2021. Advance search strategies were used as well as thematic analysis. Result: Out of 190 documents identified from the databases, 70 were eligible for the review while 13 were included in the scoping review. The majority of the articles focusing on research ethics and practices were published between 2016 – 2021(n=63;84%). The year 2021 witnessed the highest number of publications; while the lowest was in 2014. The majority of social science related subject were published in the LIS domain. However, research outputs from African scholars in Scopus and LISS focusing on research ethics and practices was very scanty. Implications: This paper has implications for LIS researchers and policy makers. Practical implications for reductions in data falsifications, data cooking and unethical research practices among LIS researchers. Conclusions: Given that limited articles focus on the subject identified in the domain, African scholars need to contribute immensely towards literature addressing research ethics. They also needs to engage the researchers, information managers and policymakers, to empower librarians on how to manage scholarly publications in academic libraries.
- ItemAnalysis and production of activated carbon from carica papaya seed by chemical activation(2010-10) F.S.Omeiza; P.A.Ekwumemgbo; J.A.KagbuThe production of chemically activated carbon from Carica Papaya Seed (CPS) was experimentally investigated using laboratory scale muffle furnace. The effects of process variables such as time, temperature and chemical reagents were explored. In this research work, physicochemical properties, effect of time and temperature on devolitization of Carica Papaya Seed (CPS) were determined using standard methods previous used for similar determination before it was used to produce activated carbon by 2-step method usingActivatingAgents (AA) ZnCl2 and 0.1MH3PO4. 2011 Trade Science Inc. - INDIA
- ItemANALYTICAL STUDY OF PRACTICING LIBRARIANS IN NIGERIA(National Library of Nigeria, 2010) Bitagi, Abubakar MohammedThis study is based on the documentary source of the 2010 publication of National Library of Nigeria (NLN) titled "Nominal list of practicing librarians in Nigeria". The publication was consulted page by page to examine the variables attributed to each librarian listed. Listed librarians were counted to determine their total number. A first degree in librarianship (BLS) or other degree plus a qualifying study certificate in librarianship were used to determine who actually qualifies for this study. Data gathered are tabulated with responses, frequencies and percentages. Under each table is the analysis of its contents followed by interpretations. The study found out among others that there is no provision for gender status, many practicing librarians were not listed, no proper definition of who actually qualifies to be listed as "practicing librarian", and research interests of librarians vary significantly with their areas of specialization. The study recommends provision of gender status, that NLN should partner with NLA to achieve an accurate list of practicing librarians' change the title of the publication to "comprehensive list of practicing librarians, and provide proper description of who qualifies to be listed as a librarian.
- ItemANTICONVULSANT SCREENING OF CHLOROFORM-SOLUBLE FRACTION OF METHANOLIC STEM-BARK EXTRACT OF LONCHOCARPUSSERICEUS, POIR (PAPILIONACEAE)(Biological and Environmental Sciences Journal for the Tropics, 2012-09-29) Abdullahi, S.M; Musa, A.M; Yaro, A.H; Magaji, M.G; Sule, M.I.; Sani, Y.M.Lonchocarpus sericeus is used in African traditional medicine in the management of epilepsy. Previous study showed that the crude methanol extract possess significant anticonvulsant activity. In this study, the chloroform soluble portion of the methanol extract of the stem bark of Lonchocarpus sericeus was screened for anticonvulsant activity using maximal electroshock test in chicks, 4-aminopyridine andpentylenetetrazols induced seizures in mice. The fraction (ISO mgkg1) protected 50% of the animals against pentylenetetrazole induced seizure in mice whereas sodium valproate, a standard anti-epileptic drug, offered 100% protection. In 4-aminopyridine induced seizure model, the fraction at doses of 75 and 300 mgkg'1 protected 33.3% of the animals against mortality, but phenobarbitone (20mgkg1) protected 100%. There was no activity against maximal electroshock convulsion. Phytochemical screening of the fraction revealed the presence of phenolic compounds, flavonoids, triterpenoids and steroids. The fraction was found to have an intraperitoneal LDS0 of 1131.3 mgkg'1. The results showed that the fraction contains compounds with some anticonvulsant activity worthy of further investigations.
- ItemApparent Nutritional Composition of Locally Sourced Blood Meal from Bos primigenius and Ovis aries for Poultry Applications(2015) Ekwumemgbo, Patricia Adamma; Omoniyi, Kehinde Israel; Emmanuel, Amuntse YerimaNutritional compositions of blood meal sourced from Bos primigenius (cattle) and Ovis aries (sheep) were determined. The moisture, ash, crude lipid, crude fibre, crude protein, carbohydrate (proximate), sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus (macro element), iron, magnesium, manganese and zinc (micro element) content of samples from Bos primigenius range from 8.99-10.08%, 9.01-10.99%, 7.15- 9.99%, 10.86-12.98%, 2.24-2.97%, 2.21-3.99%, 0.658- 0.885%, 0.122-0.322%, 0.648-0.883%, 0.119-0.196%, 1242- 1517 mg/kg, 2136-3925 mg/kg, 16.4-30.6 mg/kg and 17.01- 30.46 mg/kg respectively. Values for samples sourced from Ovis aries range from 0.98-80.01%, 72.31-77.01%, 0.05- 0.07%, 0.07-0.09%, 0.79-0.99%, 0.87-0.99%, 0.639-0.860%, 0.404-0.492%, 0.758-0.901%, 0.139-0.157%, 1425-1472mg/kg, 2468-3897 mg/kg, 46.40-55.10 mg/kg and 19.99- 50.97 mg/kg respectively. Comparison of the obtained values showed no significance difference. Therefore authors recommend the use of locally sourced blood meal as supplement to the expensive imported blood meal in order to reduce the cost of poultry production.
- ItemAPPLICATION OF MOBILE PHONES IN DISSEMINATING AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION TO FARMERS BY AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION WORKERS IN GIWA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA(2016-03) GARBA, Ali; MOHAMMED, Hamza; SULEIMAN, HussainiThe research was on the Application of Mobile phones in Disseminating Agricultural Information to Farmers by Agricultural Extension workers in Giwa Local Government Area, Kaduna State, Nigeria. To achieve this purpose three objectives were formulated with respect to the types of Agricultural information disseminated to farmers by Agricultural extension workers through mobile phone, the frequency of disseminating Agricultural information to farmers by Agricultural extension workers through mobile phone and to discover the challenges of disseminating Agricultural information to farmers by Agricultural extension workers through mobile phone in Giwa Local Government Area. The population of the study comprised of the Agricultural Extension Workers in the Local Government studied. Fifteen copies of structured questionnaires were distributed to the Agricultural Extension workers, out of which ten copies were duly completed and returned representing 66.7%. Descriptive statistics: frequency tables, percentages and charts were used in analyzing the data collected. The findings revealed that. Information on Fertilizers Sources and Use, Market Information, Agricultural Extension Information, Agricultural Technologies Information, Financial Information and weather information are the types of Agricultural Information disseminated to farmers through mobile phone by the Agricultural Extension workers. It was concluded that, Agricultural Extension workers in Giwa Local Government Area, Kaduna State, Nigeria apply Mobile phones in the Dissemination of Agricultural Information to farmers, but they are facing some challenges which include Poor network, Lack of Access to Mobile phone by farmers, Low voltage/Battery problems, among others In viewoftheabovea number of recommendations were made among which are Government and Philanthropists should try to provide Mobile phones to farmers free of charge or at subsidized rate. Mobile phone service providers should try to improve and extend their services to all nooks and crannies in Giwa Local Government Area, Kaduna State, Nigeria
- ItemAPPLICATION OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR INCREASED AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION FOR ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT AND SELF-SUFFICIENCY IN KADUNA STATE"Aba, D.A.The focus of this paper is to examine how science and technology can be employed in order to increase agricultural productivity in Kaduna State. An attempt was made to identify the factors militating against farmers achieving optimum output in their farming enterprises and how to overcome these factors. It also look at the utilization of the increase agricultural produce by industrial processors within and outside the State for economic empowerment and self sufficiency