​Sustainable Agriculture

​Challenges & Prospects



Book description

Sustainability of agricultural production system is becoming a major concern to agricultural research and policy makers in both developed and developing countries as it represents the last step in a long evolution of the protection of natural resources and the maintenance of environmental quality. Hence, sustainable agriculture is based on approaches that address farmers’ marginal interests of reduced stress and comfort, reduced soil degradation, conservation of natural resources, and provision of adequate and dependable farm income in order to reduce poverty and associated problems.

To this end, a more sustainable solution is imperative to solving these problems. This 6-part book furnish scientists and students with fundamental views on scientific developments, research outcome on sustainable solutions and also offers guidance on dissemination of sustainable agricultural techniques and feasible applications to Nigeria situation as a way of wriggling out of the ever expensive, environmentally degrading conventional machine and inorganic agricultural production practices.

​Table of content

Preface  xv

Part 1                 INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE & DEVELOPMENT  1

CHAPTER 1         Sustainable agriculture: Overbearing issues of forest and soil resources     depletion                        Bello, R. S. 2

CHAPTER 2         Sustainable development: Concepts, cross-cutting issues and domains                                                 Balogun R. B. 18

Part 2                MECHANIZATION AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE. 30

CHAPTER 3         Nigeria agricultural mechanization developments: challenges and prospects                  Bello, R. S., Mijinyawa Y. I. & Adegbulugbe T. A. 31

CHAPTER 4          Future of agricultural mechanization and development in Nigeria                              Onyekwere, P. S. N., Ezebuilo, C. N. and Bello, R. S. 42

CHAPTER 5           Indicators and prediction models for assessment of agricultural mechanization                      Bello, R. S. & Ezebuilo C. N. 49

Part 3                   SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AND WASTE MANAGEMENT  60

CHAPTER 6          Farming systems management: a panacea to sustainable agriculture in a developing economy               Balogun R. B. & Nwaigbo L. C. 61

CHAPTER 7          Sawah rice eco-technology: a sustainable way of rice production increase and soil fertility improvement in Nigeria          Nwite, J. C. and Igwe, C. A. 68

CHAPTER 8          The potentials of Moringa oleifera in homestead farm to food security and sustainability                Essien, B. A. & Essien, J. B. 93

CHAPTER 9          Silviculture, productivity and prospects of Moringa oleifera Lam. In farming systems               Garba, B. G., Balogun R. B., Kalejaiye-Matti, R. B. 108

CHAPTER 10                   Sustainable value added process technologies for tropical horticultural products               Bello, R. S., Aremu, D. O. & Bello, M. B. 117

CHAPTER 11                  Sustainable quality control and safety in canned food processing technology              Bello, R. S., Okafor E. C. & Mohammed A. S. 131

CHAPTER 12                  Agro by-products as a Nutritional Alternatives in animal production                Kalejaiye-Matti, R. B. 156

CHAPTER 13                    Agricultural waste generation potentials, characterization and utilization options in Ivo LGA               Bello, R. S., Onilude M. A., and Bello M. B. 178

Part 4                HORTICULTURE AND SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT  192

CHAPTER 14                    An assessment of environmental horticulture in Ebonyi state                      Nwoga, R. C., & Balogun, R. B. 193

CHAPTER 15                     Developing resilience to climate change through agroforestry and horticultural technologies            Balogun, R. B., Ogbu, J. U. Bello, R. S. Nwoga R. C. and Umeokecukwu, C. 207

CHAPTER 16                    Ornamental trees: application in landscape design and recreation                                                                     maintenance                  Ogbu, J. U. & Balogun, R. B. 228

Part 5                 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND AGRICULTURAL ENTREPRENUERSHIP  238

CHAPTER 17                     Developing entrepreneurial mindset and skills                  Usanga, U. J. 239

CHAPTER 18                    The role of primary health care (PHC) in enhancing sound mental health for                                 sustainable agricultural productivity        Abdulahi A. M., Okereke S. N. and Tijani W. O. 269

CHAPTER 19                    Nigerian youths and sustainable capacity development through entrepreneurship                              Okelola, O. E. 288

CHAPTER 20                  Developing a sustainable agrarian culture among the citizenry through basic education system                Garba, B. G, Balogun, R. B. and Kalejaiye-Matti, R. B. 296

CHAPTER 21                  Considerations in the computerization of library operations for sustainable learning                              Chinaka, G. I. & Abdulahi, Z. M.. 303

CHAPTER 22                  Challenges and opportunities in library networking through internet application                     Chinaka G. I., Abdulahi Z. M., & Lawal A. O. 308

CHAPTER 23                    The virtual library as an educational resource in Nigeria: reality to be accomplished                Chinaka, G. I. & Abdulahi, Z. M. 317

CHAPTER 24                    Guidelines to qualitative academic seminar presentation                                                                                               Usanga, U. J. 326

CHAPTER 25                   Achieving vision 20:2020 through sustainable human capacity building in Nigeria                Okereke, S. N. & Okereke, O. P. 347

CHAPTER 26                    The role of ICT in sustainable agroforestry practices                                                                                                  Bamgbade, B. J., Ugege, P. & Okelola, O. E. 361

Part 6             SUSTAINABLE LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT  374

CHAPTER 27                    Livestock production in Nigeria: constraints and sustainability options                                                       Kalejaiye-Matti, R. B. 375

CHAPTER 28                  Sustainable options in poultry production and nutrition              Kalejaiye-Matti, R. B. 389

CHAPTER 29                    Economic evaluation and performance characteristics of broiler finisher                          bird-fed supplemental levels of blodd meal to replace lysine in diet                 Olabode, A. D. 400

CHAPTER 30                    Advanced management practices in pig production                 Kalejaiye-Matti, R. B. 406

Notes  432

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