• AGRO-FORESTRY PRACTICES IN NIGERIA
    AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

    AGRO-FORESTRY PRACTICES IN NIGERIA

    Agro-forestry is a collective name for land use system where woody perennial (trees, shrubs and palms) are deliberately planted on the same land management units as agricultural crops and or animals in some form of spatial arrangement or temporal sequence. In other words, agro-forestry is simply a form of land management system in which forest management, food production and conservation form integrated components. Agro-forestry is normally viewed in the context of food production, forest production and environmental conservation.   IMPORTANCE OF AGRO-FORESTRY The type of land and the combination of plants and animal that constituted an agroforestry system has the following importance to man and his environment. Production of food…

  • AGRO-ALLIED OR AGRO-BASED INDUSTRIES
    AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

    AGRO-ALLIED OR AGRO-BASED INDUSTRIES

    Agro-allied industries also called Agrobased industries are industries which depend on agriculture for their raw materials in order to operate successfully. In other words, agro-based industries require the supply of agricultural raw materials in order to provide some finished products that are essential for human and animal consumption.   SUMMARY OF AGRO-BASED INDUSTRIES AND RAW MATERIALS USED IN EACH INDUSTRY     RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AGRICULTURE AND INDUSTRIES There is a positive and wide range of relationships between agriculture and industries. These relationships include the following: Provision of Market: Agriculture provides market for industrial products such as farm machinery, chemicals and fertilizer. Provision of Food: Agriculture also provides food for industrial…

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