Journal of Energy in Southern Africa
versión On-line ISSN 2413-3051
versión impresa ISSN 1021-447X
NJOKU, P C. A system methodology for an energy planning model and renewable energy technologies for agriculture in Nigeria. J. energy South. Afr. [online]. 2008, vol.19, n.3, pp.30-34. ISSN 2413-3051.
This paper analyses the system methodology of an energy planning model and renewable energy technology for agricultural operations in Nigeria. The study applies an energy building scenarios approach and with a computer software FORTRAN regression method. Agricultural productivity and value added depend very much on certain factors such as the area of the land under cultivation, extent of multiple cropping, the choice of crop, use of high yielding varieties, use of organic and inorganic fertilizers, the coverage of surface and ground water irrigation schemes, and the extent of mechanization for land preparation.
Palabras clave : system methodology; energy planning; agricultural operations; energy technology; scenario building; software regression model.