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Evaluating the Factors Influencing the Adoption of Selected Soil Management Technologies by Yam Farmer in Olamaboro Local Government Area of Kogi State, North Central Nigeria.
Adejoh, S.O; Onuche, U and Edoka, M.H Page 1

An Empirical Investigation of the Impact of Foreign Direct investment (FDI) on Employment Level In Nigeria (1986 —2005) Abula, Mathew and Donatus Onogbosele Page 11

The Impact of External Debt on Economic Growth in Nigeria (1986-2008) Adofu, I. and Mohammed A.S. Page 20

Lack of Infrastructure: A Major Hindrance for Rural Development in Nigeria Chukwu, A. A. and Achimugun, C.L. Page 28

Child Hunger among Farm Households in Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi State, Nigeria: An Analysis of Socio-Economic Correlates. Otitolaiye, J.O; Ibrahim, M.K and Agahiu, P.I Page 40

Comparative Economic Analysis of Cooperative and Non-cooperative Farmers in the Adoption of Improved Technologies in Dekina Local Government Area, Kogi State, Nigeria. Audu, S.l.; Ibitoye, S.J. and Umar, H. Y. Page 49

Foreign Direct Investment as a Panacea for Growth in Agricultural Productivity and Poverty Reduction in Nigeria Samuel, S. E; Okeme, U.P. and Ezugwu, C.I. Page 58

Economic of Post-Harvest Management of Shrimps Production in Lokoja Local Government Area of Kogi State, Nigeria. Adeyemi, S.O. and J.O. Otitolaiye Page 67

Exchange Rate and Foreign Direct Investment Interaction in Nigeria: An Empirical Investigation Alehile, K.S.1 and Bernard, O.A. Page 73

Foetal Wastage of Cattle in Kogi State Abattoirs Daikwo, I.S, Isah, A.J, Ocheja, J.O and Okpe, A.A Page 83

Balanced Scorecard: A New Strategy in Improving Manufacturing Firms’ Performance in Nigeria Simon, Sunday Page 91

Indigenous Grains Storage Facilities in Ankpa Local Government Area, Kogi State — Nigeria
Okwoche, V.A., Age, A. I. and Akor, I.D. Page 101

An Economic Evaluation of the Effect of Egg Drop Syndrome’76 (EDS ‘76)
On Poultry Egg Production in Dekina Local Government, Kogi State, Nigeria

Ayoola, J.B and M.E. Sanda Page 108

Analysis of Newspaper Photo-Communication Efforts in Nigeria
G.E. Ifenkwe Page 118

A Survey of Land Acquisition Method for Agricultural Production in Yagba Area of Kogi State, Nigeria.
Ibitoye, Stephen J. Page 128

Economic Returns on Maize (Zea mays L.) – Okra (Abelrnoschus esculentus
(L.) Moench) Enterprise as Affected by Component Crop Arrangement in Mixture

Oyewole, C.I, Amhakhian S.O and Otitolaiye, J.O. Page 136

Socio-Economic Determinants of Profitability in Pig Production in Abia State, Nigeria
Nwachukwu, I.N., N.M. Agwu and N. Onyemauwa Page 146

Causes and Effects of Communal Crisis on Agricultural Development in Makurdi Local Government Area of Benue State
Anongtiku, I., Age, A., and Aduku-Dale, L.T. Page 153

Beef and Goat Meat Consumption in Kogi State of Nigeria: An Economic Analysis.
Onuche, U; Adejo, P.E and Okpanachi, U. Page 160

Effects of Atrazine Residue on Seedling Establishment and Yield of Groundnut (Arachis hypogeae LINN.)
J.A. Oloniruha Page 167

The Effect of Budgetary Allocations on Agricultural Production in Nigeria, 1977 —2007.
Ogbanje, Elaigwu Christopher Page 172

Livestock Extension Policy Issues: Panacea for Sustainable Agriculture and National Development in Nigeria
Age, A.I, Unongo, E. A., and Naswem, A.A. Page 180

Socio-Economic Characteristics of Farmers and Level of Livestock Pilferage in Benue State, Nigeria
Anonguku, I., Anongoku, L.M. and Lawan, A.U. Page 189

The Place of Community Leadership in Agricultural and Rural Transformation in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, Nigeria
Adejo, P.E. ; Audu, M.A, and Edoka, M.H. Page 195

Lack of Infrastructure: A Major Hindrance for Rural Development in Nigeria
Chukwu Aja Andrew and Achimugu Charity L. Mrs. Page 203