Nkiru Theresa Meludu

Nkiru Theresa Meludu
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka | Unizik · Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Agricultural Advisory/Extension Services. Use of ICT in innovation diffusion and adoption in agriculture. Diversification of Food Consumption Pattern to Alleviate the Effect of Climate Change for Achieving Zero Hunger - Sustainable Development Goal and maintain Food and Nutrition Security.
Additional affiliations
June 1995 - June 2018
University of Ibadan
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Coordinator Home Economics Unit, Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension. Teaching,Research and Community Development
Education
September 1992 - October 1997
University of Ibadan
Field of study
  • Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

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Publications (58)
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Corona Virus disease (COVID-19) has led to a remarkable loss of human lives across the world that presents an extraordinary challenge with unfathomable social and economic consequences. The deadly disease caused distortions in agricultural systems, as well as a reduction in food production by compromising the agricultural value chain. The fast spre...
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Consumers’ Attitude towards Indigenous Rice in Lokoja Metropolis, Kogi State, Nigeria Abstract This study investigated consumers’ attitude towards indigenous rice in Lokoja Metropolis, Kogi state, Nigeria. Specifically, it determined socio-economic characteristics of rice consumers; their attitude towards indigenous rice; rice attributes that are...
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The study examined Analysis of accessibility and Level of Knowledge of Farmers on the Use of ICT among small holder rice farmers in Southeast, Nigeria. Specifically, it described ICT accessibility and level of knowledge of farmers in the use of ICT and Significant relationship between the farmers’ accessibility and knowledge and their level of use...
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Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) became pandemic leading to non-movement of agricultural migrant labour which posed challenges to food and nutrition security. Most of the migrant workers became vulnerable, making labour scarce and expensive as was shown to increase by 10.88 and 23.99 per cent (Anambra and Imo States). Therefore, food and nutrition s...
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The increasing occurrence of hypertension and its position is a significant threat to CVD which makes it the world's leading cause of morbidity and death. Knowledge about CVD and the main risk factor such as hypertension and its treatment in rural areas is minimal in Nigeria as regards its impact on rural dwellers and agricultural production. Hyper...
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The economic, nutrition and food security potentials of sweet potato cannot be overemphasized, hence the need for consumption and diversification for sustainability of the production . However, the bulkiness and perishable nature of the root are the major constraints for marketing and its availability. Unacceptability of the only single form of pre...
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The study is aimed at determining the technical efficiency of rice farmers in Anambra State value chain development programme. A well-structured questionnaire was administered to elicit information from 372 rice farmers from the five participating Local Government Areas (Ayamelum, Awka North, Anambra West, Anambra East, and Orumba North) after whic...
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Diversification of the processing of crops is a very important way of reducing food insecurity, perishability of most perishable crops and generates verities. Sweet potato has been diversified in various ways by researchers through processing into different forms for consumption. The study considered diversifying the crop into different drinks by c...
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Diversification of the processing of crops is a very important way of reducing food insecurity, perishability of most perishable crops and generates verities. Sweet potato has been diversified in various ways by researchers through processing into different forms for consumption. The study considered diversifying the crop into different drinks by c...
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Organic agriculture is becoming a household name in Nigeria due to its utilization of the science of indigenous knowledge. Therefore, the research assessed the potentials of a traditionally known pesticide Azadirachta Indica (neem) extracts use for caterpillar infestation on amaranths and also determined the discernment of vegetable farmers on neem...
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Moringa oleifera is a nutritious vegetable tree with varieties of potential uses, as almost every part of the Moringa oleifera tree can be used for food. This study was conducted in Oyo State, Nigeria, to find out the level of acceptability of Moringa oleifera diversified products among rural and urban dwellers. Purposive sampling was used to selec...
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Value addition to agricultural produce is of possible potential in reducing poverty, improving food security and malnutrition, therefore the need to develop small and micro-enterprises of sweet potato production. A study was carried out in Nigeria to determine the acceptability of blends sweet potato (Ipomea batatas) and commodities yellow maize (Z...
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Low external input agriculture does not automatically confer on traditional farming the status of organic farming. This study assessed traditional agricultural practices for compliance with organic practices in Nigeria. Information was obtained from 177 crop farmers in six states (Oyo, Ekiti, Benue, Niger, Anambra, Ebonyi) of three agricultural zon...
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Cette étude a été réalisée pour évaluer le besoin en formation des professionnels des médias en matière de diffusion d'informations sur l'agriculture biologique écologique (EOA) au Nigéria. La technique d'échantillonnage aléatoire à plusieurs degrés a été utilisée pour sélectionner 22 praticiens des médias écrits, audio et audiovisuels dans neuf Ét...
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The study investigated the determinants of edible insects' consumption level in Kogi State, Nigeria. It specifically carried an inventory of indigenous species of edible insects available to the respondents; ascertained the people's knowledge level of the functional value of insects; their level of consumption and perception of insect farming in th...
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This study assessed the perceived effect of Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA) on cocoa farmers' livelihood in Osun State. Multi stage sampling technique such as purposive and simple random techniques were used for the selection of 120 respondents. Questionnaire was used to collect data from the respondents and data analysis was carried out u...
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This study assessed the perceived effect of Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA) on cocoa farmers' livelihood in Osun State. Multi stage sampling technique such as purposive and simple random techniques were used for the selection of 120 respondents. Questionnaire was used to collect data from the respondents and data analysis was carried out u...
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The determinants of adoption of IPM among cocoa farmers were investigated in Cross Rivers State, 271 trained cocoa farmers were systematically selected out of 2704 while in Osun State 107 were selected out of 1070. Structured questionnaire was used to obtain data on respondents' socio-economic characteristics, enterprise characteristics and benefit...
Technical Report
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The respondents had high level of knowledge (72.5%), information (54.2%), but with majority (51.7%) having unfavourable perception towards Organic Agricultural (OA) practices. There was significant relationship between the respondents' sources of information and training need (p=0.001) including agric-support service need (p=0.000). Also there was...
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The study was on coverage and content analysis of organic agricultural news in 3 selected Nigerian Newspapers. The Nigerian Tribune, Guardian and Punch newspapers. The study covered the period of
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Disasters are extremely harmful to people and cause considerable loss to national economies. Food production in rural areas is especially vulnerable to disaster. Disaster management is therefore extremely important everywhere in the world, especially in developing countries. Agriculture concerns food production, and the consumption of food is a pri...
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Disasters are extremely harmful to people and cause considerable loss to national economies. Food production in rural areas is especially vulnerable to disaster. Disaster management is therefore extremely important everywhere in the world, especially in developing countries. Agriculture concerns food production, and the consumption of food is a pri...
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Hunger and malnutrition and consequently death have continued to be on the increase in under developed and developing countries due to unemployment and poverty. This study therefore identified some home based economic activities needed to reduce unemployment and poverty in three geographical zones of Nigeria. Factors accountable for successful and...
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Environment is a vital factor in the survival of man and essential development evolves from people’s increasing ability to utilize the environment and its resources in the production of needed goods and services. This study assessed farmers’ awareness and use of land management practices in Oyo State. All the respondents were aware of one form of l...
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Sweet potato is an important root crop in the food system of many African countries. The yield, nutrition and economic potential of sweet potato have been identified as very high. In this study, sweet potato was processed and toasted into granules. The proximate analysis performed on the toasted granules showed protein, fat, ash, fiber, starch, moi...
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The extent to which the international bodies provide for the refugees is far from being a success story. These refuges face serious problems of hunger, molestation, street begging, theft and prostitution. Out of the three zones, Oru/Awa/Liaporu zone was purposively chosen for the study. One hundred and nineteen refugees were randomly selected. This...
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Better food consumption patterns are indications of sustainable agriculture and rural development in Nigeria. This study examined food consumption patterns of adult rural dwellers in Oluyole Local Government Area of Oyo State. A sample of 150 rural dwellers was selected through multi-stage sampling procedure. Rural dwellers main source of water sup...
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The study focused on revealing the causes of childhood poverty and how they can come out of impoverishment. The study determined that a child from a poor family might not really be poor because she/he might still have access to what she/he needs. However, a poor child will also be both socially and food insecure in an affluent household if he/she i...
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The fraudulent practices by agricultural product sellers coupled with variation in units of measurement across the country and difficulty to consume food based on Dietary Reference Intake stimulated this research. This study took place in South-West Nigeria, to determine the willingness to accept unified standardized unit of measurement, which is a...
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The study reviewed the importance of sweet potato and the problem facing increased productivity. Based on the previous empirical study carried out on processing different species of sweet potato into toasted granules using cassava-processing technology. This study identified some factors that need to be considered in establishing sweet potato indus...
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Under development and poverty has resulted in various health risks in our labour force, especially with getting agricultural products to the final consumer. The research was undertaken to determine the occupational health problems of agricultural product carriers in the selected markets of Ibadan North Local Government Area of Oyo State. Simple ran...
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The study focused on stress-coping strategies employed by poultry and cassava farmers based on gender. Very large proportions of them were married (78%) and educated (63.3%). Mean age and mean income of 40 years and N11, 000- N15, 000 respectively were recorded; family size also had a mean of 4 members. With respect to farm size, an average of 5.56...
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2 Abstract: Termite infestation is an important factor in the livelihood of the dwellers of savanna region of Nigeria. It demands appropriate attention in the characterisation of the dominant farming system of the area. This study evaluated the effect of termite infestation on some crop types and the constraints it imposes on their farming system....
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Community conflicts are becoming regular feature of social life in many developing countries since the 1960(s). This study proposes for the inclusion of conflict resolution strategies in agricultural extension programs as farmers and farm lands are the most affected. It also examines the various conflict survival strategies employed by the small-sc...
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Onchocerciasis has a devastating effect on hyper-endemic area where almost every person is infected and half the population blinded before they die. The study was carried out to determine the effect of Onchocerciasis on farmers' health and the implication for sustainable food security in the infected and non-infected in the areas of Oyo State. It d...
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The constraints to agricultural production in Nigeria are varied and taken very seriously. The most important is persistent short supply of fertilizer. Farmers year in year out are ever looking for fertilizer. Farmers need fertilizers to produce higher yields about 75 percent find it difficult to get it to use in their farms, apart from the fact th...
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In recent times recognition of the pandemic effect of HIV/AIDS in agricultural production is growing. Hopefully with concerted efforts and actions, lives could still be saved, suffering and impoverishments reduced. Since the disease commonly strikes the most economically productive members of society, HIV/AIDS is a problem of critical importance fo...
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Food insecurity is regarded as limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods, or limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways. The food security status of each household lies somewhere along continuum extending from complete food security at one end to severe hunger at the other e...
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Transfer and diffusion of efficient farming practices and technology that enhance agricultural productivity will be instrumental to achieving economic growth and nutrition security and poverty alleviation. This study focuses on establishment of short cut for snail production and possible transfer to the farmers and non-farmers within urban and rura...
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Women produce between 60 to 80 percent of the food in Nigeria. They are also responsible for managing household resources, yet their key role as producers and providers and their critical contribution to household food security has not been fully recognized. Therefore, this research identified the vital roles of women as the major pillars for achie...
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The need to increase technology and rural development in the third world countries has become a pressing issue since the 1980s. Nigeria in particular, is not only experiencing severe shortage of manpower, but also gender disparity in these areas of specialization - engineering, medicine, law, politics and even agricultural production. This has howe...
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The need to increase technology and rural development in the third world countries has become a pressing issue since the 1980s. Nigeria in particular, is not only experiencing severe shortage of manpower, but also gender disparity in these areas of specialization - engineering, medicine, law, politics and even agricultural production. This has howe...

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This would be achieved through: The use of indigenous foods enhancing value addition (processing, packaging); Safe agricultural practices through the value chain (eg organic agriculture); and promotion of community development through information dissemination