INCREASING GRASS-CUTTER PRODUCTION THROUGH THE ACTIVITIES OF THE CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES A CASE STUDY OF UMUDIKE UMUAHIA IN ABIA STATE

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ABSTRACT

The project work on the topic “Increasing Grasscutter Production Through the Activities of Co-operative Society in Umudike Umuahia Abia State as the Case Study was done to look into the previous programmes constituted by government to bring into a state of readiness for Grasscutter farmers and producers in co-operatives and the active ones to be more fruitful s a way of making it easy based on the attainment of self-sufficiency on Grasscutter production in Nigeria. The general problems that affects the success of the objectives of these co-operatives in Umudike Umuahia was proved and how it can affect the co-operatives in Umudike Umuahia was proved. These also include the inefficient service extension workers, inadequate market outlet, inadequate land acquisition, no limit or restriction of membership which might bring in people of different characters whose membership may lead to the decrease in number of the society among others. Finally this tends to improve the rate of training of workers in co-operative, also where the state and social government agencies should also have an effective co-ordination as this may proffer solution to the objectives of organizing these co-operative societies.        

TABLE OF CONTENT

Title Page                                                              i

Approval Page                                                               ii

Dedication                                                             iii

Acknowledgement                                                  iv

Abstract                                                                vi

Table of Content                                                     viii

Chapter One

Introduction                                                    1

Background Of The Study                                 3

Statement Of The Problem                                4

Objective Of The Study                                     5

Scope And Limitation Of The Study                           5

Research Hypothesis                                        6

Significance Of The Study                                 7

Definition Of Terms                                          8

Chapter Two

  • Review Of Related Literature                             11
    • Definition Of Agriculture                                   12

2.2 The Importance of Grasscutter Production in

Co-Operatives                                                 13

2.3 Problems of Grasscutter Production of

Co-Operatives                                                 16

2.4 Government Policies and Programmes On

Grasscutter Production                                     20

Chapter Three

  • Research Design And Methodology              24

3.1      Population of the Study                                 24

3.2      Sources of Data                                           25

  • The Primary Source                                      25
    • The Secondary Source                                         26
    • Method of Investigation                                26

3.4      Methods of Data Analysis                              28

3.5      Determination of Sample Size                        29

Chapter Four

4.0 Presentation, Analysis and Interpretation of Data 30

4.1  Presentations of Data                                       30

4.2 Analysis of Data                                              30

4.3 Interpretation of Data                                      31

Chapter Five

  • Summary of Findings, Recommendation

And Conclusion                                                      37

  • Summary Of Findings Problems Encountered

In Grasscutter Production In Co-Operative

Societies                                                        37

  • Conclusion                                                      39
    • Recommendations                                           40

Bibliography                                                    43

Appendix                                                        45

Questionnaire                                                  46

CHAPTER ONE

1.0                         INTRODUCTION

       Grasscutter production is another special area of livestock which is based on the animal husbandry which also involved with co-operative society activities.

Much practical exercise has been done in the state through the activities of co-operatives and lots of ideas must be considered which now gave rise to this research study. In this way greater attention has been paid based on the look-down or the neglects and its reasons of not functioning effectively and efficiently on the production of Grasscutter in co-operative

societies.

       Grasscutter production through the co-operative societies is very much satisfied with the large number of medium–earning producers in Umudike Umuahia. And there is no importance relating to the ownership and use of land, especially farm land revolution or successful changes in this section in particular.

       Through the activities of co-operative societies, contributions has been made to the economy, by providing in large quantity this delicious meat (Grasscutter) and creating self employment based on this aspect which is the production of Grasscutter, this now gave rise to the people in the state to look for jobs that will earn more income for a living.

The Grasscutter co-operative producers were not fortune enough to meet the objectives of using Grasscutter production to enhance the economic situation and reformation of the state. With this therefore one ought to understand that co-operative in Umudike Umuahia and their output from the Grasscutter production cannot quench the demand or even satisfy the number of individuals living in the area and also provide the essential tools that are necessary in the production area.

       Based on the information gotten from the state livestock report, it showed that these producers have increased in number, they have a larger number of employees mostly in the rural areas and they have contributed greatly in their work.

       Government has seen the useful impact of Grasscutter production carried out by co-operative society and encourage the individuals to be more serious so as to enhance a greater production and self-employment in order to develop the rural, states and build a sufficient state and economy.

  1. BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

Having noticed the contributions and effects of the state and the local governments in making the Grass-cutter production, the minimum productivity, the employees that are co-operators, there is still this continuous Grass-cutter in the nation. One will be able to notice and observe that the number of growth of Grass-cutter is no where to be compared with the membership growth, and this helped in the reduction of the benefits of increase income and also increased Grass-cutter production.

INCREASING GRASS-CUTTER PRODUCTION THROUGH THE ACTIVITIES OF THE CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES A CASE STUDY OF UMUDIKE UMUAHIA IN ABIA STATE