AGRICULTURAL FINANCING OF RICE PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA
This project work was carried out to investigate how rice production is financed in Edo State a case study of Owan East Local Government Area, Nigeria. This is due to the fact that rice is a widely consumed crop in Nigeria, in the view of farming, for farmers to carry out their farming operation, government and agricultural banks should give out loans to farmers. The research questions answered are;
- What are the various sources of finance for the cultivation and production of rice?
- Does rice production serve as a source of livelihood for farmers?
- Does rice production business serve as a source of employment opportunities?
- Does the importation of rice affect the rate at which rice is produced in the country?
- What is the main source of finance for rice prod? The rice of the data analysis showed that the main source of finance for rice production is their personal saving, a followed by support from families and friends.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION
Background of the study
Statement of the problem
Purpose of the study
Significance of the study
Scope and limitations
Definition of terms
CHAPTER TWO LITERATURE REVIEW
Origin of rice
Rice production system
Propagation of rice
Plowing and puddling
Varieties/cultivars of rice
Brushing and clearing
Problems of rice production
Prospect of rice production
Financing of rice production in Nigeria
CHAPTER THREE METHODOLOGY
Population of the study
Sample of the study
Sampling of the techniques adopted
Validation of instrument
Method of data collection
Method of data analysis
ANALYSIS OF DATA AND INTERPRETATION
Data analysis and interpretation
Summary of analysis of data
Summary conclusion and recommendations
Summary of findings
Suggestion for further research area
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Rice (Oriza Sativa) is an integral part of human being, it is the world’s only crop that was planted by emperors and kings offered to the gods and eaten by both the wealthiest and the poor. Rice is an annual crop and the most important stable food crop in tropic countries; commercially it is the most important cereal after wheat. It is widely consumed and there is hardly any country in the world where it is not utilized in one form or the other.
In Nigeria rice is one of the few food items whose consumption has no cultural, religious ethnic or geographical boundary. It is available in five stars hotels in the big city and towns as well as the “most local” of the eating places in the remotest villages throughout the country. It is highly priced and widely accepted for festivity. In some rural areas, it is so adored that if is eaten only on Sundays and sometimes on market days.