Science Journal of Business and Management

Special Issue

Sustainable Entrepreneurial Developments in Agribusiness

  • Submission Deadline: Sep. 20, 2015
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Segun R. Bello
About This Special Issue
Agriculture has become the biggest innovation of all times and has grown into big time business. Advances in technologies are made possible by a greater understanding of the factors that are instrumental to altering the phase of vocational and sustainable entrepreneurial development within global agribusiness. Therefore, this special issue will address a wide range of subjects including Agro-entrepreneurial principles, evolution and theories; sustainable agricultural programmes; Entrepreneurship development and management.

We equally welcome Sub themes
1. Entrepreneurial principles, evolution and theories
2. Entrepreneurship theories and principles in agricultural production, integrated pest management, processing and marketing
3. Evolution of entrepreneurship development in agribusiness
4. Entrepreneurship and vocational curricula development
5. Entrepreneurial integration of scientific research findings in agribusiness
6. Roles of scientists and engineers in product value addition and promotion
7. Entrepreneurship development and management
8. Nigerian agribusiness environment
9. Opportunity analysis and project planning
10. Feasibility studies in agribusiness project planning and implementation
11. Fund sourcing, management and insurance
12. Personnel issues and capacity development
13. Entrepreneurship management and co - operatives
14. Policy and legal issues in entrepreneurship
15. Stock control and record keeping in farm operations and distribution
16. Marketing of agricultural products and services
17. Entrepreneurship strategies, mergers and acquisition
18. International partnership and collaborations
19. Management information systems and communication

Scholarly and original research papers in new advances in food value addition, theories and technological fortification innovations are solicited in any aspect of agricultural entrepreneurship.
Lead Guest Editor
  • Segun R. Bello

    Department of Agriculture and Bio-Environmental Engineering Technology, Federal College of Agriculture, Ishiagu, Nigeria

Guest Editors
  • John Nwite

    Department of Crop Production Technology, Federal College of Agriculture, Ishiagu Ebonyi, Nigeria

  • Segun R. Bello

    Department of Agriculture and Bio-Environmental Engineering Technology, Federal College of Agriculture, Ishiagu, Nigeria

Published Articles
  • Occupational Diseases and Illnesses Affecting Rice Farmers in Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State

    Okereke D. I. , Okereke S. N.

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5-1, September 2015
    Pages: 65-68
    Received: Oct. 27, 2015
    Accepted: Oct. 28, 2015
    Published: Dec. 17, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjbm.s.2015030501.24
    Downloads:
    Views:
    Abstract: The research project was carried out to identify occupational diseases and illnesses affecting rice farmers in Afikpo North local government area of Ebonyi State, Nigeria. Structured questionnaires were used to obtain information from the area. A total of two hundred (200) questionnaires were designed and randomly distributed to selected rice farme... Show More
  • The Role of Library and Information Professionals in the Management of Indigenous Knowledge for the Attainment of Sustainable Entrepreneurial Development

    Chinaka G. I. , Iwuoha C. U. , Abdullahi Z. M. , Aniedu O. N.

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5-1, September 2015
    Pages: 60-64
    Received: Oct. 27, 2015
    Accepted: Oct. 28, 2015
    Published: Dec. 17, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjbm.s.2015030501.23
    Downloads:
    Views:
    Abstract: This article discusses the best practices in the management of indigenous knowledge for attainment of sustainable entrepreneurial development. Within this context, the following were reviewed: The definition of indigenous knowledge, types of indigenous knowledge and major areas of application of indigenous knowledge. Such areas as agriculture, ecos... Show More
  • Entrepreneurship and Career Development Potentials for Nigerian Physicists

    Alasi T. K. , Eke K. A. , Baruwa A. , Mesele-Arokoyo A. O. , Rasheed A. A.

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5-1, September 2015
    Pages: 55-59
    Received: Sep. 17, 2015
    Accepted: Sep. 18, 2015
    Published: Oct. 12, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjbm.s.2015030501.22
    Downloads:
    Views:
    Abstract: This paper review the entrepreneurial capacity among physicists and opportunities that abound to fresh graduates of physics who frequents white collar jobs. To achieve this, a critical assessment of who is an entrepreneur, features of the entrepreneurial process, levels of entrepreneurial development, essential characteristics of entrepreneurs, and... Show More
  • Assessment of Social Responsibility Initiatives of Corporate Organizations on the Entrepreneurial Development of Ishiagu, Ebonyi State Nigeria

    Eke , K. A. , Balogun , R. B. , Ivoke , H. I. , Kalejaiye-Matti , R. B. , Alasi , T. K.

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5-1, September 2015
    Pages: 50-54
    Received: Sep. 08, 2015
    Accepted: Sep. 10, 2015
    Published: Oct. 12, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjbm.s.2015030501.21
    Downloads:
    Views:
    Abstract: The assessment of entrepreneurial level initiatives of Corporate Organizations who invest on communal lands without adequate impact assessment in Ishiagu, Ivo LGA of Ebonyi State, Nigeria have been carried out. This assessment spelt out the level of corporate social responsibility among other salient issues and the entrepreneurial level development... Show More
  • Nigerian Cassava Potentials in National Economic Development

    Nnadozie A. K. O. , Ume S. I. , Isiocha S. , Njoku I. A.

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5-1, September 2015
    Pages: 47-49
    Received: Jul. 25, 2015
    Accepted: Jul. 27, 2015
    Published: Oct. 12, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjbm.s.2015030501.20
    Downloads:
    Views:
    Abstract: Cassava had been a utility crop with diverse food provision and high yielding potentials. Apart from serving as food for human consumption, it has numerous industrial uses like chips, flour, starch and the leaves which have a high export demand. Nigeria’s comparative advantage in production has made it have a very high potential in face of the dwin... Show More
  • Extension Farmer-Input Linkage System (REFILS) by Agricultural Development Programmes (ADPs) in Nigeria, 1986-2011

    Nnadozie A. K. O. , Ume S. I. , Isiocha S. , Njoku I. A.

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5-1, September 2015
    Pages: 41-46
    Received: Jul. 24, 2015
    Accepted: Jul. 25, 2015
    Published: Oct. 12, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjbm.s.2015030501.19
    Downloads:
    Views:
    Abstract: One of the most debilitating problems of research and policy in Agricultural Extension in developing countries like Nigeria is the rate at which available research results are lost. There is a lag of 50 years between discovery of innovations and their effective utilization in the field. The above scenario implicates weak research farmer linkage and... Show More
  • Products’ Quality Preservation and Agricultural Transformation in Nigeria

    Essien , B. A , Essien , J. B. , Bello R. S.

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5-1, September 2015
    Pages: 35-40
    Received: Jul. 18, 2015
    Accepted: Jul. 20, 2015
    Published: Oct. 12, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjbm.s.2015030501.18
    Downloads:
    Views:
    Abstract: This paper discussed mechanics of agricultural product deterioration and preservation technologies in the in the era of agricultural transformation in Nigeria from the agribusiness perspective. It also focused on the measures of promoting appropriate preservation technologies in the rural areas in order to reduce product losses. The paper concluded... Show More
  • Input Use Efficiency in Farm-Level Cassava Processing into Garri in Ivo LGA, of Ebonyi State, Nigeria

    T. C. Nwaneri , J. A. Nwaneri

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5-1, September 2015
    Pages: 30-34
    Received: Jul. 18, 2015
    Accepted: Jul. 20, 2015
    Published: Oct. 12, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjbm.s.2015030501.17
    Downloads:
    Views:
    Abstract: In 2007, the input use efficiency in farm level cassava processing into garri in Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Nigeria, was carried out. A random sampling technique was employed to select eighty cassava processors into garri. Scheduled interview was used to obtain cross sectional data. The quantity of cassava tubers processed by each g... Show More
  • Evaluation of Blended Cooking Banana (Musa spp) and Soybean (Glycinemax (L.) Merrill) as Food Complement for Infants

    Agomoh-Adeoye Q. C. , Ezenwa H. C.

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5-1, September 2015
    Pages: 26-29
    Received: Aug. 19, 2015
    Accepted: Aug. 20, 2015
    Published: Sep. 02, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjbm.s.2015030501.16
    Downloads:
    Views:
    Abstract: This work evaluated infant complementary food based on cooking banana (Musa Spp.; popularly called 'unere nkpunkpu' in igbo dialect) and Soybean (Glycine max L. merrill) flours. The flours were blended in various proportions (80:20 (CSA), 60:40(CSB) and 40:60(CSC)). Aliquots of blend were taken for proximate analysis, vitamins and minerals determin... Show More
  • Mechanization and Agricultural Productivity Functions in Umuahia North LGA, Abia, Nigeria

    Bello R. S. , Onyeanula P. , Saidu M.J. , Bello M. B.

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5-1, September 2015
    Pages: 21-25
    Received: Jul. 18, 2015
    Accepted: Jul. 20, 2015
    Published: Aug. 27, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjbm.s.2015030501.15
    Downloads:
    Views:
    Abstract: Index of mechanization and other productivity functions were used as indicators in assessing the impact of mechanization on agricultural production in Umuahia North LGA of Abia state, Nigeria. Analysis of research findings revealed that farmers in the area are predominantly small scale farmers with the major power source being human being. The leve... Show More
  • Economic Potentials of Oil Palm Production and Machinery Use in UDI, Enugu State, Nigeria

    Bello R. S. , Bello M. B. , Essien B. A. , Saidu M. J.

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5-1, September 2015
    Pages: 16-20
    Received: Jul. 18, 2015
    Accepted: Jul. 20, 2015
    Published: Aug. 27, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjbm.s.2015030501.14
    Downloads:
    Views:
    Abstract: The economic potential of oil palm production and machinery-use in Udi Local Government Area Enugu State, Nigeria has been investigated. Questionnaires, personal work and oral interview were used as means of information retrieval. Statistical tool were used in data analysis. Farm holding/ownerships are of three categories; Individual (small holding... Show More
  • Small Scale Enterprises (SMEs) and Agricultural Transformation: The Nigeria Experience

    Bello R. S. , Bello M. B. , Saidu M. J.

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5-1, September 2015
    Pages: 11-15
    Received: Jul. 18, 2015
    Accepted: Jul. 20, 2015
    Published: Aug. 27, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjbm.s.2015030501.13
    Downloads:
    Views:
    Abstract: Nigerian agricultural sector has witnessed series of setbacks and interventions in its long history of development with minimal impacts from rural integration, development and promotion of small scale enterprises as well as private-public partnerships. This paper reviews the roadmap to Nigerian agricultural transformation in the face of government ... Show More
  • The Imperatives of Nigerian Agribusiness: Issues and Challenges

    M. C. Igbokwuwe , B. A. Essien , M. U. Agunnanah

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5-1, September 2015
    Pages: 7-10
    Received: Jul. 18, 2015
    Accepted: Jul. 20, 2015
    Published: Aug. 27, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjbm.s.2015030501.12
    Downloads:
    Views:
    Abstract: The revitalization of the ailing Nigeria agricultural sector through policy driven and result-oriented agricultural production practices; its drawbacks, repositioning, growth, development, specialization and production outputs from agribusiness perspectives forms the focal issues of discourse in this research work. Research outcome revealed three a... Show More
  • Consumption Pattern and Demand Analysis of Dacryodes edulis in Umuahia Metropolis of Abia State

    Adenegan K. , Olowoyo F. B. , Ajewole O. I. , Koyejo O. A. , Okelola O. E.

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5-1, September 2015
    Pages: 1-6
    Received: May 04, 2015
    Accepted: Jul. 29, 2015
    Published: Aug. 27, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjbm.s.2015030501.11
    Downloads:
    Views:
    Abstract: Consumption pattern and demand analysis of Dacryodes edulis commonly called ube by the Igbos in Umuahia, Nigeria was studied. The various uses and reasons for consumption of Dacryodes edulis, socio- economic characteristics of respondents, income elasticity, and chi square to determine the relationship between Consumption of Dacryodes edulis and so... Show More