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Impact of Automation on Sesame Seed Production in Nigeria

Saleh, Nathaniel Idoko (2020) Impact of Automation on Sesame Seed Production in Nigeria. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The agriculture sector in Nigeria is continuously being improved because it serves as the major source of livelihood for the majority of the population. Sesame seed is the extensively cultivated seed of Nigeria yet its productivity, as well as its profitability, is not as per the expectations. For many years the agriculture system and production system of sesame seeds in Nigeria remained manual and technologically out-dated, resulting in the low return and high seasonal labour force fluctuations. There is a need to utilise technology efficiently in producing a significant output of sesame seed for export. This study aimed to evaluate the role of modern technology and automation in improving the efficiency of production of sesame seed in Nigeria.

The primary data was collected by interviewing six farmers and farm owners in Nigeria working in sesame seed production. The study revealed a number of challenges inherent in sesame seed production. However, the skilled and talented farmers are ready to adapt the change of technology in this sector which they believe can enhance sesame seed production.

Keywords: Agriculture, Automation, Sesame seed

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Specific Industries > Agriculture Industry
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Science in International Business
Depositing User: Dan English
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2021 13:30
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2021 13:30
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4744

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