Title: TOWARDS BETTER MANAGEMENT OF MACHINERY'S PASSIVE
ENERGY FOR AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN
NIGERIA: - A REVIEW
Authors: Simeon, P. O,
Jijingi, H. E, and Ngabea, S. A
Abstract: For sustainable development, exhaustible and renewable resources must the exploited under
strict planning and management that provides for the present and guarantees future availability.
This paper highlights the forms of energy consumable in agricultural mechanization as well as
the ways through which the resources have been well managed and conserved in developed
nations to sustain continuous agricultural developments that transformed their rural communities.
This is against the backdrop of Nigeria's saddening experience. The paper attempts to critically
appraise energy utilization and conservation in agricultural mechanization in Nigeria and the
attendant negative impact its poor management has had on the development of the agricultural
sector and subsequently on rural development. The work is an outcome of original scholarly
inquiry based on personal observations and experiences and literature review using certified
published books and other forms of literature as resources. The paper ends with some
suggestions aimed at improving the Nigerian situation to grow the agricultural and rural
The International Journal of Engineering Technology and Scientific Innovation Inviting Papers/Articles for Current Issue Volume 3 Issue 3 May-June 2018.
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