ANALYSIS OF INFLUENCE OF FINANCIAL SOCIAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES ON LOAN REPAYMENT BEHAVIOUR OF COOPERATOR BORROWERS IN ABIA STATE, NIGERIA

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 14 ISSUE 4
Written by Christopher Ogbonna EMEROLE

This study on analysis of influence of financial social learning opportunities on loan repayment behavior of cooperator borrowers was carried out in Abia State, Nigeria. It was the objectives of the study to relate social learning financial opportunities in cooperative societies and member borrowers budgeting and timely repayment of loans; and determine demographic, social learning and financial factors that influenced loan repayment by cooperator borrowers. Two-stage random sampling technique was used in selecting first, two of the three agricultural zones; and second two registered farmers’ multi-purpose agricultural cooperative societies. This was followed by purposive selection from registers of the chosen cooperative societies sixty cooperators who currently were repaying loans borrowed. Descriptive and inferential statistical techniques were used in analyzing the gathered cross sectional data. Results suggest important relationships between financial social learning opportunities in cooperative societies and borrowers’ budgeting and timely loan repayment behaviours. Attendance to meetings, discussions with fellow cooperators and meaningful observation on financial behaviour of members of cooperative societies had significant positive influences on conduct and performance loan beneficiaries. The number of times beneficiaries attended meeting since after loan(s) were received; number of times they discussed loan matters with members before loan(s) were received; and number of times they discussed loan repayment strategies with other cooperators after loans were received had positive influences on loan repayment behaviour of cooperator borrowers. Cooperator(s) should participate in all union activities to truly belong and reap the benefits of being a member

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Christopher Ogbonna EMEROLE 2014, ANALYSIS OF INFLUENCE OF FINANCIAL SOCIAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES ON LOAN REPAYMENT BEHAVIOUR OF COOPERATOR BORROWERS IN ABIA STATE, NIGERIA. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 14 ISSUE 4, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 79-86.

ANALYSIS OF POVERTY LEVEL AMONG SOME SELECTED HOUSEHOLDS IN GIREI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 16 ISSUE 3
Written by Abdu Karniliyus TASHIKALMA, Bose Catherin ALETOGBE, Amurtiya MICHAEL

Reducing poverty has remained foremost among Nigeria’s developmental challenges. This study analysed poverty level among some selected households in Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Nigeria. The specific objectives of the study were to; describe the socio-economic characteristics of respondents, determine the pattern of income distribution among the respondents, determine the incidence, depth and severity of poverty among the respondents, and lastly, identify the respondents’ coping strategy to poverty in the study area. A multistage sampling technique was used to collect primary data from 80 household heads using structured questionnaire. Data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics, the Foster, Greer, and Thorbecke (FGT) weighted poverty index, and Lorenz curve. The result revealed that majority of the respondents were male (90%), educated (70%), married (88.57%) and whose primary occupation is mostly farming (50%). Income distribution as shown by the Lorenz curve revealed that, 79% of the respondents cumulatively earn only 56% of the income, indicating an incidence of income inequality. Poverty incidence among the respondents is 60%, having a poverty gap of 27% and a poverty severity of 10%. In response to the challenge of poverty, majority of the respondents adopt agricultural intensification and livelihood diversification (especially in non-farm activities) as coping strategies. The study recommends timely and affordable provision of farm inputs, provision of social amenities and encouraging entrepreneurial skills through training in the area.

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TASHIKALMA A.K., ALETOGBE B.C., MICHAEL A. 2016, ANALYSIS OF POVERTY LEVEL AMONG SOME SELECTED HOUSEHOLDS IN GIREI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 16 ISSUE 3, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 345-352.

ANALYSIS OF THE BARRIERS LEADING TO FAILURE OF LAND CONSOLIDATION OF THE FIELDS

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 16 ISSUE 3
Written by Loghman RASHIDPOUR, Solieman RASOULI AZAR

The biggest problem in transition from traditional agriculture to modern and up-to-date agriculture is the lack of land consolidation of the fields. The present study aimed to analyze the barriers to effective land consolidation of fields in the city of Urmia. This study is a descriptive survey research. It is practical and data was gathered by field study. Data was gathered by a questionnaire which its content validity was approved by supervisors and consultants and its reliability was approved with Cronbach's alpha with the value of 0.837. The statistical population was all the landowner farmers of Dehestans (A type of administrative divisions of Iran. It's above the village and under the Bakhsh) of Urmia, Iran, of which 330 were randomly selected with Morgan’s Table and cluster sampling. The Pearson correlation coefficient results showed that there is a 1 % statistical significance between the variables of economic barriers, social barriers, political and governmental barriers, domestic and natural barriers, and field structure and failures in land consolidation and multiple regression analysis indicated that the economic, social, political, governmental, domestic, and natural barriers and field structure have a %69 effect on failures in land consolidation. Significant positive effect of different barriers on land consolidation is as follows: Economic barriers, 47.4 %; social barriers, 23.2 %; political and governmental barriers, 21.1 %; domestic barriers, 10.5 %; and natural barriers and land structure 9.5 %.

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RASHIDPOUR L., RASOULI AZAR S. 2016, ANALYSIS OF THE BARRIERS LEADING TO FAILURE OF LAND CONSOLIDATION OF THE FIELDS. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 16 ISSUE 3, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 285-292.

ANALYSIS OF THE ROMANIAN RURAL AREA

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 15 ISSUE 4
Written by Ada-Flavia CRISTINA, Camelia MĂNESCU, Alin Marcel POPESCU,Nicoleta MATEOC-SÎRB

Rural areas are an important component of the overall evolution of the Romanian economy. The main three resources that require the agricultural restructure and rural development in our country are: the utilized agricultural area (14.8 million of hectares), the rural population (which represents around 9.24 million people, which means 46% of the population) and rural area surface (which holds 87.1% of the country surface).Therefore, the paper represents a study on rural development given the existing resources and factors,which highlights the features and functions of the rural area, insisting on these elements. At the end of the paper,there were highlighted the strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities of the Romanian rural area, using the SWOT analysis method.

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Ada-Flavia CRISTINA, Camelia MĂNESCU, Alin Marcel POPESCU,Nicoleta MATEOC-SÎRB 2015, ANALYSIS OF THE ROMANIAN RURAL AREA. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 15 ISSUE 4, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 39-42.

ANALYSIS OF THE SERVICES ROLE IN THE RURAL DEVELOPMENT OF ROMANIA

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 14 ISSUE 4
Written by Remus STOIAN, Claudia ANGHEL

Services include a highly heterogeneous range of economic activities which are characterized by different manufacturing processes, different delivery modalities, service providers and consumers with different behaviors, various market structures. The main characteristic features of the service are: immateriality and intangibility; unable to be stored; simultaneity of production and consumption; inability to be sustainable; inseparability of the services provider and the person of the user; heterogeneity; lack of properties. The study of various classification systems is particularly interesting for understanding the nature and diversity for services, analysis of different systems applicable to services and their evolution over time, and the correlations between services and other economic activities they serve. The market has very different characteristics depending on the type of service, level of competition, and the state can intervene in the market for the normal conduct of market mechanisms. Regulation can take three forms: technical regulations, administrative and price controls. It was also treated the issue service in rural areas by providing classification and analysis in some ways.

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Remus STOIAN, Claudia ANGHEL 2014, ANALYSIS OF THE SERVICES ROLE IN THE RURAL DEVELOPMENT OF ROMANIA. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 14 ISSUE 4, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 285-292.

ANALYSIS OF WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT IN AGRIBUSINESS SECTOR IN BENUE STATE, NIGERIA

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 16 ISSUE 3
Written by Chidinma Rosemary OKEZIE, Anthony JOSHUA

This study carried out an assessment of women entrepreneurship development in agribusiness sector in Benue State, Nigeria. It specifically examined women’s attitude towards the sector; their level of participation and the impact of participation on agribusiness practices and productivity; socio-economic factors influencing their involvement and constraints faced in agribusiness entrepreneurship in the study area. A multi-stage sampling technique was used to select 120 respondents with a well-structured questionnaire. Descriptive statistics and probit regression model technique were used to analyze the data collected. The study showed that majority of the respondents expressed positive attitude towards agribusiness entrepreneurship. Also, the study showed low participation of respondents in agribusiness entrepreneurship programmes. However, the fewer participated respondents’ recorded high improvement in their agribusiness practices. Result of the probit regression analysis revealed that access to loan, government support, household size, level of income, attitude, E.D.Ps, age and constraints were either positively or negatively related to the level of women involvement in agribusiness entrepreneurship at different levels of significance. Women entrepreneurs in agribusiness should be encouraged to create their own jobs and become self-employed since the opportunities of getting employment in either government or in private organization is currently almost declining. Government should embark on realistic entrepreneurial support services in agribusiness sector to stimulate self-employment opportunities for women for their personal survival and national development.

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OKEZIE C.R., JOSHUA A. 2016, ANALYSIS OF WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT IN AGRIBUSINESS SECTOR IN BENUE STATE, NIGERIA. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 16 ISSUE 3, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 177-184.

ANALYSIS ON THE EVOLUTION OF SURFACES UNDER VINE IN ROMANIA (2003-2013)

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 14 ISSUE 4
Written by Georgiana-Raluca LĂDARU, Silviu BECIU, Ionela Mițuko VLAD

The paper aimed to make an analysis on the evolution of the areas under vines in Romania for the period 2003-2013 related with the factors that contributed to this evolution. The research method is related with dynamic analyze of time data series, using absolute and relative indicators. The discussions are focused on evolution of total vineyards, underlining the evolution tendencies of grafted vines areas. In Romania, the areas decreased with 23,5 % during the period 2003-2013. The share of grafted vines in the total areas increased from 49,62 % in 2003 to 50,03 % in 2013, but in absolute term the areas with grafted vines decreased with 26.042 ha in the selected period.

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Georgiana-Raluca LĂDARU, Silviu BECIU, Ionela Mițuko VLAD 2014, ANALYSIS ON THE EVOLUTION OF SURFACES UNDER VINE IN ROMANIA (2003-2013). Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 14 ISSUE 4, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 153-156.

ARNICA MONTANA L. AS A MEDICINAL CROP SPECIES

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 15 ISSUE 4
Written by Camelia SAVA SAND

The increased demands on the market for pharmaceutical plants from the wild put a high pressure for their future conservation and therefore they need protection. Thus, species such as Arnica montana L well known for their medicinal effects in a range of human diseases became for long time a target for being collected from the wild. Still, since 1977 the species is declared as nature monument and later on it is protected under the current legislative framework for nature protection. However the transfer of the plant into the crop filed my further support the access to this genetic resource without any harm on the wild species. The scope of this article is to analyse if Arnica montana may change the profile of volatile oil if it is transferred from the wild into the crop field. Based on morphometry and biochemical analysis it can be considered that arnica may become a medicinal crop plant as no changes in their volatile oil composition was observed.

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Camelia SAVA SAND 2015, ARNICA MONTANA L. AS A MEDICINAL CROP SPECIES. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 15 ISSUE 4, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 303-308.

ASPECTS OF GENDER EQUALITY WITHIN DOMESTIC LIFE

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 15 ISSUE 4
Written by Adina Magdalena IORGA

Gender equality within private life defines a family and social model of development in which the rights and responsibilities of individuals are not influenced by their birth as male or female but by egalitarian interaction in terms of making the maximum out of their own potential. In the social construction of genders (be it male or female), the family background and social environment in which character develops has a significant role. The research aims to identify students' perceptions of USAMV Bucuresti on the attributes of a happy marriage and alternative forms of family structures, the perception that respondents have related to domestic work and the responsibilities of each member regarding its implementation. The research results reveal the option of switching the marital kind of rational criteria (money, property) to the psycho-affective and relational type. In the distribution of domestic activities a primal role is manifested through the distribution of work on gender criteria.

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Adina Magdalena IORGA 2015, ASPECTS OF GENDER EQUALITY WITHIN DOMESTIC LIFE. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 15 ISSUE 4, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 125-130.

ASPECTS OF SUSTAINABLE RURAL TOURISM - FARMERS’ MARKETS AND FARM VISITS

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 15 ISSUE 4
Written by Mirela CĂRĂTUȘ STANCIU

Agriculture is an essential component of sustainable food tourism and there are numerous benefits to a broad range of stakeholders that can be derived from enhancing and sustaining agriculture-tourism linkages in this context. The potential to contribute to rural development and sustainable livelihoods, support for the agricultural and artisan food sectors and reduced economic leakage in the tourism sector are just a few of the potential positive outcomes. Tourists also benefit through the opportunity to experience authentic local culture and heritage, and engage in a meaningful way with local producers and suppliers. Agrotourism differs from food tourism in that agrotourism is inherently rural, while food tourism is predominantly urban, but can be rural as well. The paper shows the role of farmers’ markets and farm visits like parts of sustainable tourism.

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Mirela CĂRĂTUȘ STANCIU 2015, ASPECTS OF SUSTAINABLE RURAL TOURISM - FARMERS’ MARKETS AND FARM VISITS. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 15 ISSUE 4, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 15-20.


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