ASSESSING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SELECTED CLIMATE VARIABLES, HUMAN DISEASES AND CROP PRODUCTION USING ARDL APPROACH – THE EXAMPLE OF ONDO STATE, NIGERIA

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 17 ISSUE 3
Written by Adewale Isaac OLUTUMISE, Emmanuel Chilekwu OKOGBUE, Akinyemi Gabriel OMONIJO

This study was designed to investigate the relationship between crop production and selected climatic variables and human diseases in Ondo State, Nigeria. Time series data spanning 32 years (1982 to 2013) were used for this study. The analytical tools employed for this study were descriptive statistics and auto-regressive distributed lag (ARDL) model. The results confirmed the presence of long run equilibrium between crop production and temperature, rainfall, incidence of malaria and incidence of pneumonia. The results of long run estimates showed that rainfall and pneumonia coefficients were significant but negatively affected crop production in the long run, while all the variable except temperature were also significant but negatively affected crop production in the short run. The error correction model (ECM) value of -0.142 which was significant at 5% level showed that about 14% of disequilibria from the previous year’s shock converge to the long run equilibrium in the current year. Therefore, disease prevention and environmental sanitation under the framework of the primary health care programme that can reduce human exposure to climate–related health risks should be strengthened by the government.

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OLUTUMISE A.I., OKOGBUE E.C., OMONIJO A.G. 2017, ASSESSING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SELECTED CLIMATE VARIABLES, HUMAN DISEASES AND CROP PRODUCTION USING ARDL APPROACH – THE EXAMPLE OF ONDO STATE, NIGERIA. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 17 ISSUE 3, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 253-264.

ASSESSING THE COMPETITIVENESS OF FARMS IN LITHUANIA

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 17 ISSUE 3
Written by Ingrida LUKOŠIUTĖ

The aim of this paper is to present the competitiveness of the Lithuanian farms. To determine the farm competitiveness level it was used the competitiveness index. The paper proposes an economic analysis of farms and their competitiveness according to their size in the period 2011-2015. The measurement was made at the farm level and the data of Lithuanian Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN) was employed. This analysis revealed that Lithuanian farms in the group of 20-<30 ha and farms in the group of 40 ha and larger in 2011-2015, except some years, demonstrated the competitiveness. But it was indicated the lack of development abilities of farms’ up to 20 ha and 30–<40 ha over all the analysed period.

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Ingrida LUKOŠIUTĖ 2017, ASSESSING THE COMPETITIVENESS OF FARMS IN LITHUANIA. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 17 ISSUE 3, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 205-208.

ASSESSING THE DETERMINANTS OF THE PUSH AND PULL FACTORS INFLUENCING PARTICIPATION IN FISH FARMING IN OSUN STATE, NIGERIA

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 17 ISSUE 3
Written by Solomon Adedapo ADESOJI, Francis Oke ADERETI, Aminat Olajumoke OGUNDEJI

The study determined and assessed the push and pull factors influencing participation of people in fish farming enterprise with a view to reducing fishpond abandonment in the State. Multistage and proportionate sampling procedure was employed to select 240 fish farmers from the three agricultural zones of the State. Data were collected with validated and structured interview schedule. The data were described with percentage, mean and standard deviation while inferences were drawn with factor and regression analyses. Results showed the mean age of the farmers to be 48± 9 years. Majority were married with household size of 6±3 people. The farmers had good formal education. Out of the nine factors isolated to influence participation in fish farming, only three were identified to pull people into the enterprise while six pushed people away. It was then concluded that if the scenario should continue, the future of fish farming is bleak in the country and the cost of fish importation would continue to be on the high side.

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ADESOJI S.A., ADERETI F.O., OGUNDEJI A.O. 2017, ASSESSING THE DETERMINANTS OF THE PUSH AND PULL FACTORS INFLUENCING PARTICIPATION IN FISH FARMING IN OSUN STATE, NIGERIA. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 17 ISSUE 3, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 17-24.

ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF THE ALLOCATION OF BUDGET FUNDS ON THE MAIN MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS IN ROMANIA

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 18 ISSUE 2
Written by Maria SPONTE (PIȘTALU)

This paper represents an analysis of the impact of the budget founds for agriculture have influenced the main macroeconomic indicators like: gross added value, gross domestic product. From the paper we can conclude that since 2007, the indicators reveal an increasing of efficiency in the agricultural sector: value of the agricultural production, share of the GDP from agriculture in total GDP and others. Agricultural sector has received different founds from European Union, as well from the national budget for investments in technology as well as for the direct payments.

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SPONTE (PISTALU) M. 2018, ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF THE ALLOCATION OF BUDGET FUNDS ON THE MAIN MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS IN ROMANIA. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 18 ISSUE 2, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 445-448.

ASSESSMENT OF AGRICULTURAL INTERNSHIP TRAININGS EXPOSURE TO STUDENTS AND THEIR JOB ASPIRATION IN NIGERIA UNIVERSITIES

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 16 ISSUE 3
Written by J. O. AYINDE, B. E. OLAREWAJU, O. T. ALAO

The study assessed agricultural internship trainings being exposed to students and their job aspiration after Universities education with the aim of identifying different trainings exposed to them. A Multistage sampling procedure was used to select two hundred (200) respondents from four (4) Federal Universities in South Western Nigeria. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyse data collected. The result revealed that the mean age of the respondents was 24 ± 2.33 years, and majorities (72.5%) of the respondents’ parents were educated up to the tertiary institution. It was observed that the trainings exposed to the students differ across selected universities namely; Application of Computers to Agriculture, On-farm Demonstration, Teaching in Secondary School, Baking making, Tie and Dye, Horticulture crop production, Pasture production and Management technique. Furthermore, it was observed that respondents were exposed to the same trainings irrespective of their Departments except for Federal University of Technology because of the peculiarities of the Departments. Moreover, correlation analysis results revealed that there was no significant relationship between parents’ working years (r = 0.034; P≤ 0.05), age (r = -0.078; P≤ 0.05) and years of education(r = -0.045; P≤ 0.05) of respondents and their job aspiration. The study recommended among others that Universities offering agriculture as a course should compare their curriculum periodically and the needs of students should be considered when drafting internship plan for trainings in order to motivate to embrace agriculture as a profession thereby enhance food security in the country.

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AYINDE J.O., OLAREWAJU B.E., ALAO O.T. 2016, ASSESSMENT OF AGRICULTURAL INTERNSHIP TRAININGS EXPOSURE TO STUDENTS AND THEIR JOB ASPIRATION IN NIGERIA UNIVERSITIES. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 16 ISSUE 3, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 61-66.

ASSESSMENT OF CLIMATIC PARAMETERS DURING THE VEGETATION PERIOD IN TERMS OF EFFICIENCY OF GROWING OF ENERGY PLANTS IN SLOVAKIA REGIONS

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 18 ISSUE 1
Written by Marián KOTRLA, Martin PRČÍK

Reliable identification of realistic biomass at regional level is particularly important in creating a real energy strategy. It must stand for the region in particular in the long-term aspect of its sustainable development. The aim of the paper is to identify and quantify environmental impacts, especially microclimatic impacts, on the possibility of establishing and growing economically and energy-efficient plantations of fast-growing energy plants in Slovakia regions. The NUTS III methodology was used to locate the climatic conditions of the Slovakia regions. Climatic factors in Slovakia regions were expressed as average monthly air temperatures and average monthly precipitation for the vegetation period from April to October. The climatic parameters of the model plantation in the Nitra region were defined on the basis of measurements of the Physicus Meteostation, located in the field conditions of Kolíňany village. Regions in the southern and south-eastern regions of Slovakia (Bratislava, Trnava, Nitra, Košice) are the most climatic friendly for the growing Mustanthus and Populus. The Northern regions (Žilina and Prešov) are less suitable for climatic reasons - the shorter length of vegetation period required for the economically efficient production of above-ground biomass. In the Nitra region, productivity in real climatic conditions is 33.66 t.ha-1 (Miscanthus) and 135.14 t.ha-1 (Populus).

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KOTRLA M., PRČÍK M. 2018, ASSESSMENT OF CLIMATIC PARAMETERS DURING THE VEGETATION PERIOD IN TERMS OF EFFICIENCY OF GROWING OF ENERGY PLANTS IN SLOVAKIA REGIONS. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 18 ISSUE 1, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 203-210.

ASSESSMENT OF DESIRED COMPETENCIES OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AGENTS IN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES IN SOUTHWEST NIGERIA

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 18 ISSUE 3
Written by Olabode Stephen ALABI, Adedayo Olufemi AJAYI

Agricultural Extension Agents (AEAs) in Nigeria are saddled with the responsibility of helping farmers improve their knowledge and skill in agriculture thereby improving their livelihood opportunities. Based on this the study looked into the effectiveness of the agents in ensuring sustainable agricultural development. Specifically the study described the socio-economic characteristics of the AEAs, determined their levels of knowledge and skills in sustainable agricultural development activities and identified their training needs. Three states: Lagos, Oyo and Ondo states were randomly selected from the six in southwest Nigeria and all the AEAs in the Agricultural Development Projects in the selected states were sampled. Data were collected using a validated questionnaire. Data analysis was done using appropriate descriptive and inferential statistics. Results of the study revealed that males (68.1%) dominated extension service in southwest Nigeria. The mean age of the AEA was 39 years and the mean year of experience of the AEA was 10 years. AEAs highest mean score on knowledge in sustainable agricultural development activities was recorded in livestock manure management (x = 3.37) and the highest mean score in skill was recorded in farmers organization establishment (x = 2.98). Some of the training needs identified included participatory needs analysis and livestock manure management. The study concluded that many of the identified training needs are outside the pre-service training of the AEAs.

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ALABI O.S., AJAYI A.O. 2018, ASSESSMENT OF DESIRED COMPETENCIES OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AGENTS IN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES IN SOUTHWEST NIGERIA. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 18 ISSUE 3, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 11-20.

ASSESSMENT OF FACTORS INFLUENCING THE USE INTENSITY OF IMPROVED SOIL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN IMO STATE, NIGERIA

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 18 ISSUE 1
Written by Emeka Emmanuel OSUJI

The study evaluated the factors influencing the use intensity of improved soil management practices in Imo State, Nigeria. Data were obtained from 209 farmers with the aid of structured questionnaire. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistical tools such as the mean, frequency and percentages. The findings revealed that age, education, farming experience, household size, occupation and farm size etc are important factors influencing the use intensity of improved agricultural practices in the area. These factors probably could either mar or enhance the use intensity of improved agricultural practices. The study revealed that extension contacts are very vital in exposing the farmers to new innovations and modern farming technologies which improves the farm productivity and income of the farmers. Therefore, there is the need for increased extension services and technological education of the rural farmers via both the government and private enterprises to enhance farmers’ perception and dispositions to socio-economic factors.

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OSUJI E.E. 2018, ASSESSMENT OF FACTORS INFLUENCING THE USE INTENSITY OF IMPROVED SOIL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN IMO STATE, NIGERIA. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 18 ISSUE 1, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 305-310.

ASSESSMENT OF HUMAN POTENTIAL INCREASE BY STIMULATING THE DEGREE OF EMPLOYEES’ LABOUR SATISFACTION

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 17 ISSUE 2
Written by Olga SÂRBU, Cornel COȘER

This paper aims to evaluate the increase reserves of the human potential use efficiency by quantifying increase of employees job satisfaction. This study is based on the assumption that the performance achieved by the entity are directly related to labour satisfaction. In order to achieve this investigation it was carried out the questioning of employees, by comparing the data obtained during two years. Presentation of the causes leading to the decrease in work satisfaction of staff may be considered by the entity leadership for the efficient management of human potential and the improvement of its performance.

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SÂRBU O., COȘER C. 2017, ASSESSMENT OF HUMAN POTENTIAL INCREASE BY STIMULATING THE DEGREE OF EMPLOYEES’ LABOUR SATISFACTION. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 17 ISSUE 2, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 309-314.

ASSESSMENT OF LAND RESOURCES PRODUCTIVE POTENTIAL INFLUENCE ON AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS GROSS OUTPUT IN UKRAINE

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 18 ISSUE 3
Written by Olha DOROSH, Iosyp DOROSH, Iryna KUPRIYANCHYK, Yevhen BUTENKO, Roman KHARYTONENKO

Ukraine is a country exporting vegetable agricultural products. Agriculture continues to actively develop and fill the state budget, despite political and economic problems, lack of agricultural land market. The productive potential of agriculture requires constant monitoring and effective regulation of land use. A case study was carried out for 2013–2016 at the administrative districts level of the Forest-Steppe Province of Kyiv Oblast, to analyze and evaluate the existing development of productive potential of agricultural areas. The dependence between the point of ecological and agrochemical evaluation of agricultural land and the result of water erosion of soils and their influence on gross output and its profitability was observed. An estimation of the differential productivity of grain crops is carried out. The economic (mathematical) description of the dependence between the productive potential of soils, its qualitative properties, the influence of erosion processes and grain crop yields is given. The production and economic losses caused by the reduction of the productive potential of agricultural land were calculated.

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DOROSH O., DOROSH I., KUPRIYANCHYK I., BUTENKO Y., KHARYTONENKO R. 2018, ASSESSMENT OF LAND RESOURCES PRODUCTIVE POTENTIAL INFLUENCE ON AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS GROSS OUTPUT IN UKRAINE. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 18 ISSUE 3, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 107-114.


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