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Fagbamiye, Theophilus A., Agricultural Development
in Nigeria. Master of Arts (Economics), December, 1970,
77 pp., 2 tables, 2 maps, bibliography, hh titles.
The problem with which this thesis is concerned is
that of agricultural development in Nigeria.
The approach taken in the study of the problems
involved in agricultural development is historical. The
first chapter gives a general layout of the study—the
methodology, the assumptions, the delimitations, and
Chapter Two focuses attention on agriculture as a
means to achieving economic growth. Age-old traditional
methods of farming are discussed and evaluated. Techno-
logical change and modern methods of farming are suggested
as replacements for the traditional methods. The signif-
icance of outside aid in the transformation of land and man
is discussed as a prerequisite to technological change.
Chapter Three wrestles with the problem of increasing
agricultural production. in this chapter, areas of hard-
core problems, such as soil and land use, and resistances
against modern methods of agriculture which have retarded
agricultural production are discussed.
Chapter Four examines the problem of internal and
external markets. Under this chapter, modern means of
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Fagbamiye, Theophilus Ademola. Agricultural Development in Nigeria, thesis, December 1970; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131326/m1/2/: accessed April 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .