Educational Research

Educational Research (ISSN:2141-5161) Vol. 4(4), pp. 340-344, April, 2013         
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The role of engineers in agro-industrial development in Nigeria

1*Egbuna Chukwuemeka Kingsley, 2Aiyewalehinmi Elkannah Olumide, 1Louis Ishaq Ayoola, 3Agali Ifechukwude

*1University of Brighton, UK

2Department of Civil Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo state, Nigeria

3University of Ile Ife, Nigeria

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Received March 29, 2013; Abstract


The role of Engineers and Agro-Industry planners are routinely challenged. The expanding population, rising living standard and resilient poverty among rural families, poverty among rural family population, unsustainable pressure on natural resources, poor and outdated technology, low-educational standards, lack of investment in small scale, contribute to the poor performance of Agro Industry. As a result the Nigerian population basic standard and needs cannot be met. The role of Nigerian Engineers in the Industry specifically in the Modern Technology to return the industry to its position in the national economy disappears due to lack of harmonization of investment between farm produce and Agro –Industry. The co-ordination of development between the urban and rural communities, rural investment in small scale Agro-Industry becomes necessary to meet the social needs of the populace. The purpose of this study is to highlight the role of engineers to boost Agro-industrial food production using modern technology.

Keywords: Agro-industry, urban and rural communities, engineers, investment, technology.


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