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SOLAR ENERGY POTENTIALS AND UTILIZATION IN NIGERIA AGRICULTURE

Yohanna, J. K. and Umogbai, V. I.

Journal Title:Journal of Environmental Issues and Agriculture in Developing Countries
Abstract


The major pre-occupation of this review was to assess solar energy potentials and utilization in Nigeria agriculture. Apart from the conventional utilization of solar energy in drying agricultural products such as grains, fish, yam flakes among others; it was revealed from the study that other areas of solar energy utilization in agriculture include: heating and lighting of animal pens, pumping of water and irrigation, food and vaccine preservation and so on. Therefore, to ensure and enhance agricultural productivity in Nigeria, the expansion of solar energy supply schemes to the rural areas was amidst others recommended.

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