African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6858

Full Length Research Paper

Agripreneurs profile: A case study of farmers in Delta State oil and gas producing area

Williams I. I. Makinde
  • Williams I. I. Makinde
  • Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Accounting, Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State, Nigeria.
  • Google Scholar


  •  Received: 30 March 2022
  •  Accepted: 08 June 2022
  •  Published: 31 July 2022

References

Aberiejo OI, Fayomi AO (2005). "Innovative Approach to SME Financing in Nigeria: A Review of Small and Medium Industries Equity Investment Scheme (SMIEIS)" Journal of Social Sciences 11 (3):219-229.
Crossref

 

Ackah C, Tuffour M, Dompae F, Dzanku F (2014). On the Farm Size and Returns to Productivity Relationship: Evidence from Ghana. Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research pp. 23-28.

 
 

Adaji S (2000). 'Production in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State. Makurdi: Unpublished B. Sc. Project. Benue State University.

 
 

Aggrey N (2009). ''Patterns of Agricultural Growth and Overall Growth of Ugandan Economy;': A Thesis Submitted to Department of Economics. University of Makerere Uganda.

 
 

Ahungwa GT, Haruna U, Abdusalam RY (2014). Trend analysis of the contribution of agriculture to the gross domestic product of Nigeria (1960-2012). Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science 7(1):50-55.
Crossref

 
 

Ali DA, Deininger K (2014). "Is there a farm-size productivity relationship in African Agriculture? Evidence from Rwanda''. (February 1, 2014). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper, (6770).
Crossref

 
 

Anyanwu SO, Offor US, Adesope OM, Ibekwe UC (2013). ''Structure and Growth of the GDP (1960-2008), Implication for Small and Medium Enterprises in Nigeria'' Global Advanced Research Journal of Management and Business Studies 2(6):362-348.

 
 

Azende T (2011). "An Empirical Evaluation of Small and Medium Enterprises Equity investment Scheme in Nigeria." Journal of Accountancy and Taxation 3(5):79-90. 

 
 

Bhalla SS, Roy P (1988). "Mis-Specification in Farm Productivity Analysis: the Role of Land Quality" Oxford Economic Papers 40:55-73.
Crossref

 
 

Byeringiro F, Reardon T (1996). "Farm Productivity in Rwanda: Effects of farm size, Erosion, and Soil Conservation Investments'' Agricultural Economics 15(2):127-136.
Crossref

 
 

Carletto C, Savastano S, Zezza A (2011). Fact or artifact: The impact of measurement errors on the farm size-productivity relationship. Journal of Development Economics 103:254-261.
Crossref

 
 

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) (2012). ''Guidelines for the Operations of the agricultural credit support Scheme'' Development Finance Department, Abuja Nigeria.

 
 

Chayanov AV (1923). ''The Theory of Peasant Economy'' Edited by Daniel Thorner, BasileKerblay and E.E..F Smith. Published by Richard D. Irwin, INC. for American Economic Association, 1966.

 
 

Diao X, Hazell P, Thurlow J (2010), ''The Role of Agriculture in African Development'' World Development 38(10):1375-1383. 
Crossref

 
 

Dim C, Ezenekwe U (2013), ''Does agriculture matter for economic development? Empirical evidence from Nigeria'' Journal of Finance and Economics 1(1):61-77.
Crossref

 
 

Dorward A (1999). ''Farm Size and Productivity in Malawian Small Holder Agriculture'' The Journal of Development Studies 35(5):141-161.
Crossref

 
 

Downie R (2017). Growing the agricultural sector in Nigeria. A report of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) global food security project.

 
 

Eicher A, Wilt L (1964). ''Agriculture in Economic Development''. New York: McGraw Hill, London.

 
 

Ekanem J, Nwachukwu I (2015). ''Sustainable Agriculture Production in Degraded Oil Producing and Conflict Prone Communities of Niger Delta, Nigeria'' Journal of Agriculture and Sustainability 8(1):14-28

 
 

Ekpebu ID, Ukpong IG (2013). ''Crude Oil Production in Bayelsa State of Nigeria, Implications on Agriculture and Rural Development'' Proceeding of the 5th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society of Indigenous Knowledge and Development pp. 116-124.

 
 

Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) (2005). ''Access to Rural Land Administration after Violent Conflicts'' Official document of Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations, Rural Development Division. Rome: FAO

 
 

Feder G, Noronha R (1987). ''Land rights, system and agricultural development in Sub-Saharan Africa''. World Bank Research Observer 2(2):143-169.
Crossref

 
 

Flaherty K, Abdullahi AS (2014). "Agricultural R&D indicators fact sheet: Nigeria". Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (ASTI), 2014.

 
 

Holden ST, Fisher M (2013). ''Can area measurement error explain the inverse farm size productivity relationship?'' Centre for Land Tenure Studies, (No, 12/13). Norwegian University of Life Sciences.

 
 

Idoma K, Isma'il M (2014). ''The effects of land tenure practices on agricultural output in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria'' Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics 6(5):212-219.
Crossref

 
 

Izuchukwu O (2011). ''Analysis of the Contribution of Agricultural Sector on the Nigeria Economic Development'' World Bank Review of Business Research 1(1):191-200.

 
 

Jones EL, Woolf SS (1969). ''Agrarian Change and Economic Development: The Historical Problem''. London. Methuen

 
 

Kemhi A (2006). ''Plot Size and Maize productivity in Zambia: is there an inverse Relationship?'' Agricultural Economics 35(1):1-9.
Crossref

 
 

Land Use Act (1978). Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, Vol. 8, Cap. 1.5 (Part I, II, IV), LexisNexis, Butterworth (PTY) LTD

 
 

Mahmoud AG (1995). "Financing Agriculture Through Islamic Modes and Instruments: Practical Scenarios and Applicability", Research Paper No. 34, Islamic Research and Training Institute, Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia First Edition 1416H.

 
 

Makinde IIW (2015) ''Investigating the External Financing Gap for Agribuness SMEs in Nigeria''. A PhD Thesis, Leeds Beckett University UK (2015)

 
 

Mhlanga N (2010) "Private Sector Agribusiness Investment in Sub-Sahara Africa", Agricultural Management, Marketing and Marketing Working Paper 27, Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industry Division, FAO (Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations), Rome

 
 

Murinde V (2009). ''Global Financial Crisis: Implications for Africa's Financial System'', Paper prepared for The European Development Report (EDR) Conference on Financial Markets Adverse Shocks and Policy Responses in Fragile Countries, Ghana, May 21-23.

View

 
 

Muyanga M, Jayne TS (2014). ''Is small still beautiful? The farm size-productivity relationship revisited.''

 
 

Nagalakshmi T, Sudhakar A (2013). Agripreneurs: a case study of Dharmapuri farmers. International Journal of Science and Research 2(8):208-214.

 
 

OECD (2006). "The SME Financing Gap: Theory and Evidence," Proceedings of the Brasilia Conference, 87 - 97, OECD 2006 Vol. 1.
Crossref

 
 

Ogbalubi LN, Wokocha CC (2013). "Agricultural Development and Employment Generation: The Nigeria Experience" Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science 2:2. 
Crossref

 
 

Oji-Okoro I (2011). ''Analysis of the Contribution of Agricultural Sector on the Nigerian Economic Development''. World Review of Business Research 1(1):191-200.

 
 

Olaitan MA (2006) 'Finance for Small and Medium Enterprises: Nigeria's Agricultural Credit Guarantee Scheme Fund.' Journal of International Farm Management 3:2.

 
 

Oluwasanmi HA (1966). ''Agriculture and Nigerians Economic Development''. Ibadan: Ibadan University Press.

 
 

Oluwatoyese OP, Applannaidu SD (2013). 'Effect of agriculture, manufacturing and services sectors performance in Nigeria, 1980-2011.

 
 

Platteau JP (1993). 'The evolutionary of land rights as applied to Sub-Saharan Africa: A critical assessment'. Faculties Universities Notre Dame de iaPaix. Faculte' des Siencies Economique set Sociales. Belgium

 
 

Sen AK (1962). "An Aspect of Indian Agriculture", Economic Weekly. 14(4-6):243-246.

 
 

Sen AK (1966). "Peasants and Dualism with or without Surplus Labour", Journal of Political Economy 74(5):425-450.
Crossref

 
 

Sertoglu K, Ugural S, Bekun FV (2017). ''The Contribution of the Agricultural Sector on Economic Growth of Nigeria'' International Journal of Economics and Financial 7(1):547-552.

 
 

Stiglitz JE (2005). ''Making Natural Resources into a Blessing Rather than a Curse'', In: Tsalik, S., and Schiffrin, A. (eds). Covering oil: A Reporters Guide to Energy Development. Open Society Institute, New York, USA.

 
 

Suleiman GP, Aminu U (2010), Analysis of the contribution of the three Key sectors (Agriculture, Petroleum and Manufacturing sectors) of the Nigerian economy. Journal of Management Studies. P 3. Faculty of Management Sciences. Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto. 2010.

 
 

Tagoe N, Nyarko E, Anuwa?Amarh E (2005), ''Financial Challenges Facing Urban SMEs under Financial Sector Liberalisation (FSL) in Ghana'' Journal of Small Business Management 43(3):331-343.
Crossref

 
 

Tamuno SO, Edoumiekumo SG (2012). ''Nigeria in the Niger Delta: An Allegory of the "Legs Tying the Hands". International Review of Social Sciences and Humanities 4(1):113-120.

 
 

Tenaw S, Islam KZ, Parviainen T (2009). ''Effects of land tenure and property rights on agricultural productivity in Ethiopia, Namibia and Bangladesh'' Department of Economics and Management, discussion paper no. 33, Helsinki, 2009.

 
 

Ukaejiofo AN (2009). ''Identifying Appropriate Tools for Land Governance in Nigeria. Spatial Data Serving people: Land Governance and the Environment-Building the Capacity''. Hanoi, Vietnam.

 
 

Ukeje RO (2003). ''Macroeconomics'': An Introduction, PortHarcourt: Davidson Publication. Woolf, S, S. and Jones, E.I., (1969). Agrarian Change and Economic Development: the Historical London: Methuen.

 
 

United Nations (2011). ''Population, Area, Size of Economy and GDP per Capital in Small Islands 1999, in Asia. 'Pacific Development Journal P 49 USATODAY.com, Nigeria Pipeline Blast.