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Chapter 1 – Farm Structures and Buildings

Chapter 2 – Siting of a Farm and Layout of Farm Structure

Siting a farm is an interesting and important activity. Since the introduction of agriculture in Nigerian schools, school farms have been established to enable students acquire practical experiences to balance up with the classroom instructions which they receive in agriculture. The school farm is, therefore, often referred to as a school farm laboratory.


School Farm Factors Guiding Layout of Farm Structures and Buildings

Chapter 3 – Crop Propagation

Crop propagation is the practice of increasing the number of crop plants by sowing their seeds or planting their cuttings, leaves stems and roots.


Crop Propagation Advantages and Disadvantages of Propagation by Seeds Advantages and Disadvantages of Asexual/Vegetative Propagation

Chapter 4 – Cultural Practices

The soil is the greatest asset of the farmer since it is the medium for plant growth. The farmer therefore, adopts a number of measures to get the most out of the soil. The measures are therefore, classified into three in this order, as: pre-planting, planting and post-planting operations. They range from selection of site to harvesting and farm level processing.


Meaning and Types of Cultural Practices

Chapter 5 – Harvesting

Harvesting is the removal and gathering of mature crops for processing and storage. The sign of maturity differs for different crops.


Harvesting Post-harvesting Operations

Chapter 6 – Animal Feeds and Feeding

Feed is that which is eaten by animals to nourish their body. Good feeding has no substitute. Therefore, to achieve highest returns from livestock, the farmer must supply his animals with the appropriate quantity and quality of feed.


Meaning and Type of Feeds Meaning and Types of Ration Malnutrition Equipment Used for Feeding Farm Animals

Chapter 7 – Farm Animal Diseases

Disease means a change in the normal functions or well-being of farm animals which results in observable symptoms. It is an illness, unhealthy or abnormal condition in the body of farm animals.


Groups of Disease-Causing Organisms of Livestock Mode of Transmission of Disease-Causing Organisms Farm Animal Diseases/Symptoms of Farm Animal Diseases/Mode of Transmission Nutritional Deficiency Diseases General Effects of Diseases of Farm Animals

Chapter 8 – Fishery

Fishery refers to the management and production of fish and other aquatic animals. Of all animals living in water, fish is the most plentiful of them. Fish belongs to the group of aquatic vertebrates i.e. they have back bones. They are specially adapted to live, raised and reproduced in water.


Definition of Fishery Classification of Fish Other Types of Aquatic Organisms Uses of Fish and Fish Products Systems of Fishery Fish Preservation Fishing Methods and Tools

Chapter 9 – Forest and Forestry

forest is an area of land covered with trees, shrubs and other plants. It could natural in nature or planted by man for a purpose.


Definition of Forest and Forestry Types of Forests Forest Resources Importance of Forest Human Activities that Affect the Forest

Chapter 10 – Agricultural Development in Nigeria

Man’s primary need from the early time has been to secure food. In the ancient times, the early man lived by hunting wild animals and gathering fruits, roots and vegetables. He needed little or no clothing and cared less about houses as he moved from place to place.Man’s first crops grew by accident. Soon, the early man found that discarded seeds or parts of wild plants they had eaten grew around the places where they were gathered or thrown. From this period, man learnt to ensure his future supply of food by gathering desirable seeds and fruits and planting them. From this, the art of cultivation developed.


Hunting and Gathering as Early Man’s Occupation Stages of Agricultural Development in Nigeria Differences Between Subsistence and Commercial Agriculture (The Two Main Types of Agriculture) History of Agriculture in Nigeria Problems of Agricultural Development in Nigeria and Possible Solutions