Journal of
Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

  • Abbreviation: J. Agric. Ext. Rural Dev
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2170
  • DOI: 10.5897/JAERD
  • Start Year: 2009

JAERD Articles

May 2018

Impact of productive safety net program in rural community of Ethiopia: A review study

Ethiopia lunched Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) as social protection program since 2005 to tackle the causes of food insecurity. Even though, the country lunched the PSNP there are different challenges that hinder proper implementation of program for attaining intended impact on rural community. This paper seeks to review the impact of Ethiopia’s PSNP and its implementation challenges through qualitative...

Author(s): Wondim Awoke Kassa

May 2018

Pollinator habitat: A cooperative project between the landfill industry and blueberry growers

Bee decline is a threat worldwide. An extension project was initiated to make the general public, industry, and municipalities aware of this problem. This study demonstrated pollinator habitat suitable for Maine farms by developing cooperation between the Maine wild blueberry industry and a regional commercial waste landfill. The reason for involving the landfill industry was to demonstrate and encourage non-farm...

Author(s): Alison C. Dibble, Megan Leach and Frank Drummond

May 2018

Farmers’ knowledge and practice of organic vegetable cultivation: A field level study of two villages from Bangladesh

The study aimed to determine farmers’ knowledge and practice regarding organic vegetable cultivation as well as to ascertain farmers’ awareness concerning health and environmental aspects. The study was conducted at two villages of Kishoregonj District. The selected villages were Shadullar Char and Borobag Char. The total number of household was 800 in two villages. Among them 400 households were randomly...

Author(s): Farouque M. G. and Sarker M. A.

April 2018

The implications of smallholdings of water and land for the sustainability of a community based water management system in Oman

This paper investigates the implications of smallholder farming, that is, characteristic of a community based water management system in Oman known as a falaj (pl aflaj). The aflaj are naturally sustainable, and for centuries have provided water in an arid region, supporting agriculture and livelihoods. With over three thousand active aflaj in Oman, the typical falaj is small; conveying enough water to irrigate a...

Author(s): Dennis Powers and Abdullah Al Ghafri

April 2018

Determinants of smallholder farmers’ participation in seed producing cooperatives in Southern Zone of Tigray, Ethiopia

This research attempted to examine smallholder farmers’ participation in seed producing cooperatives with the objectives of assessing factors affecting farmers’ participation and identify the determinants of participation in seed producing cooperatives in southern zone of Tigray, Ethiopia. Both probability and non-probability sampling techniques were employed to select 192 sample households. Interview...

Author(s): Hagos Kidane, Tesfaye Lemma and Girmay Tesfay

March 2018

Knowledge and perception of farmers on the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in Ife-Central Local Government Area of Osun State: Implications for rural development

This study focused on knowledge and perception of farmers on information and communication technology (ICT) use in Ife Central Local Government Area of Osun State. A pretested and validated interview schedule was used to source information from 150 farmers selected through a multi-stage sampling procedure. Descriptive and inferential statistical tools were used to analyze the data collected. The result revealed among...

Author(s): Ajayi A. O., Alabi O. S. and Okanlawon B. I.  

March 2018

Influence of social networks and social support on credit utilization in the Savings and Credit Cooperatives in Soroti District, Uganda

Microfinance models and programs tend to mimic local people’s support systems, especially their social networks, to ensure high repayment rate, efficient administration, and effective economic decisions. However, there is limited empirical evidence of their influence on credit use decisions. This paper examines the influence of social networks and social support on credit use decisions among SACCO members in...

Author(s): D. Alio, J. J. Okiror, J. G. Agea, F. B. Matsiko and W. Ekere  

February 2018

Agricultural knowledge, source and information system in central highland of Ethiopia

The study aims to assess the effectiveness of the current agricultural information management system and communication, and the gap between required and available information to extension personnel at central highland of Ethiopia. Consulting with head of districts agricultural office, 5 to 6 farmers training center (FTC) from Welmera and Ejera districts were selected randomly. 92 development agents and eleven subject...

Author(s): Beliyu Limenih

February 2018

Smallholder farmers’ experiences of climate variability and change on pineapple production in Ghana: Examining adaptation strategies for improved production

Climate variability and change presents enormous risk to agricultural production globally due to the impacts on yields. While global scholarship on climate change impacts and adaptation measures on agriculture has been well-documented, little is known about climate and pineapple production. This study examined smallholder pineapple farmers experiences of climate variability and change on production, as well as ranked...

Author(s): Portia A. Williams, Reuben T. Larbi, Isaac Yeboah and Godfred K. Frempong

January 2018

Assessment of on-farm storage of Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea) and roselle grains (Hibiscus sabdariffa) in Niger

The objective of this study was an assessment of on-farm storage practices for Bambara groundnut and roselle grains in Niger. It is based on a random sample of 164 farmers producing both crops in the Dosso and Maradi regions using a semi-structured questionnaire. Analysis of the data used Probit regression and budgeting. Fifty four percent of respondents use some type of potentially hermetic container for storage of...

Author(s): B. MOUSSA, J. LOWENBERG-DEBOER and S. BOUREIMA

January 2018

Perceptions and choices of adaptation measures for climate change among teff (Eragrostis tef) farmers of Southeast Tigray, Ethiopia

This study was conducted in Southeast Tigray of Ethiopia using teff (Eragrostis tef) producing farmers. Teff production with regards to climate change has significant implications on food security and poverty in Ethiopia. The aim of this study was to analyze factors influencing choice of adaptation strategies among teff farmers in Ethiopia. A stratified simple random sampling technique was employed to select 210 farm...

Author(s): Felix Moses Tembo, Tewodros Tadesse and Wales Singini

January 2018

Evaluation of frontline demonstration of herbicide (Pyroxsulam) for weed control in bread wheat in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia

Frontline demonstration of herbicide was conducted in four districts of Tigray Region with objective of improving productivity of unit area and enhancing the income of farming community. Technology demonstration followed by perception assessment survey was conducted on the direct beneficiaries of the technology. A total of 40 farmers were selected purposively. The herbicide and improved bread wheat was offered. Yield,...

Author(s): Luchia Tekle, Hadush Hagos and Hadas Beyene

December 2017

Assessing the performance of an irrigation scheme in Okyereko, Ghana

Assessing the performance of an irrigation scheme is an important management function which will indicate the state of the scheme and suggest possible remedial measures to improve the effectiveness of the scheme. This study was conducted to assess the technical and agricultural performances of the Okyereko irrigation scheme in the Central Region of Ghana. Secondary data were collected from the scheme with respect to...

Author(s): K. E. Alordzinu, L. K. Sam-Amoah and J. D. Owusu-Sekyere

December 2017

Rural agricultural development and extension in Mexico: Analysis of public and private extension agents

Agricultural extension in Mexico significantly favors rural development and considers agriculture as a means of promoting economic development by solving problems associated with poverty and food security. The Mexican extension system, as in other Latin American countries, has been transformed into services provided by extensionists (also known as extension agents, or professional service providers). Due to the social,...

Author(s): Areli M. Zamora, Mercedes A. Jiménez Velázquez and José L. García Cué

December 2017

Effect of contract tobacco farming on the welfare of smallholder farmers in Angonia District, Mozambique

The use of contract farming, which constitutes a subject of current debates, especially on the issue of whether or not participating farmers improve their welfare and thus contribute to the local economy as an agricultural intervention is being adopted by many African countries including Mozambique. The Mozambique government adopted contract farming which is being implemented in the central region, mainly involving...

Author(s): Inácio Modesto Cipriano, Isaac Mambo and Charles Masangano

November 2017

Understanding actor innovation behavior: The application of network governance theory in agricultural innovation platforms

Innovation platforms are increasingly being used as a means of operationalizing innovation systems thinking. Agricultural innovation platforms are intended to bring together a number of stakeholders to promote an identified agricultural innovation. This is done through exchange of knowledge and other valuable resources to solve common problems. However, given the relatively new nature of innovation platforms, there is...

Author(s): Willy Turyahikayo, Frank B. Matsiko, John J. Okiror and Moses Buregyeya

November 2017

Harmonization of extension messages on climate smart agriculture in Malawi: Do we speak with one voice, and to whom?

Poor access to extension services has been one of the major challenges that smallholder farmers in Malawi face. Dissemination of agricultural technologies is mainly done through field level extension workers and lead farmers; however, such workers are few in number. In addition to this, there is lack of harmonization of messages, approaches and methods in extension delivery at field level. Using baseline cross-sectional...

Author(s): Tasokwa V. Kakota, Beston B. Maonga, Gry Synnevag, Charity Chonde and Michael Mainje

November 2017

Access to dry season water and small ruminants market integration in the Nadowli District of Upper West Region of Ghana

Against a background of disconnect between high demand for small ruminants and limited market integration of small ruminants in the interior savannah agro-ecological zone of Ghana, the objective of this study was to assess the effects of differential access to dry season water on small ruminant production and market integration in the Nadowli District of Ghana. The study obtained data from 389 small ruminant households...

Author(s): J. N. Adam, C. K. Freeman and E. Z. Dassah

October 2017

Utilization of climate change adaptation strategies among rice farmers in three states of Nigeria

The phenomenon of climate change has negative impacts on rice production in Nigeria as it lowers its output and reduces farmers’ income with a resultant depreciation in their livelihood. This accentuates the need for adaptation to climate change in order to reduce the growing dependency on rice importation, ensure food security as well as achieve a sustainable rice production system in Nigeria. The study therefore...

Author(s): Onyegbula C. B. and Oladeji J. O.

October 2017

Gender division of labor and rural women’s control over productive resources: The case of Dita and Mirab Abaya districts, Gamo Gofa zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR), Ethiopia

This study aimed to identify the existing gender division of labor, rural women’s control over productive resources and its effect on the stated poverty reduction strategy. Group discussion with key informants, field observation and interview with rural women was done to obtain primary data. The analysis was done by using SPSS software. Man biased division of labor, particularly on productive activities and...

Author(s): Yohannes Mare

October 2017

Management performance of farmers’ groups and its impact on membership: A prerequisite for group sustainability in Trinidad

The Government of Trinidad has implemented plans to promote the establishment of new farmers’ groups and also strengthen existing groups. It is expected that extension officers will work more with farmers in groups to increase extension-to-farmer interactions. Groups however, have not been sustainable in Trinidad. The study examined group members’ perceptions of how management functions are performed, and...

Author(s): David Ram, Wayne Ganpat and Lendel Kade Narine

September 2017

Malawi’s experiences with the implementation of pluralistic, demand-driven and decentralised agricultural extension policy

Clear agricultural policies and strategies are very crucial for influencing the performance of agricultural extension and advisory services (AEAS). Malawi has implemented its agricultural extension policy titled “agricultural extension in the new millennium: towards pluralistic and demand driven services in Malawi” for a period of seventeen years. The policy specified seven guiding principles which include...

Author(s): C. M. Masangano, D. Kambewa, N. Bosscher and P. Fatch

September 2017

Analysis of factors influencing information access among rural communities in Tanzania

Information access in rural communities of Tanzania is very important as it keeps its members aware of what happened and what happening in the world.  This importance can not be undermined since it helps farmers and other members of the rural community to make the right decision about their activities. Rural community areas are surrounded by many factors which in one way or another influence or hinder accessibility...

Author(s): Abswaidi Ramadhani, Anael Sam and Khamisi Kalegele

September 2017

Factors contributing to continued dependence on family food and income among graduate farmers of School of Agriculture for Family Independence (SAFI)

The main focus of this study was to investigate factors that contribute to continued dependence on family food and income among graduate farmers of School of Agriculture for Family Independence (SAFI) in Malawi. The study used two step sampling approach where purposive sampling was used in the first place to select SAFI graduates and secondly, systematic sampling was used to select 35 SAFI graduate farmer families for...

Author(s): Goodwell Ndiwo Banda, Jabulani Nyengere and Dennis Chinkhata

September 2017

An investigation of gender division of labour: The case of Delanta district, South Wollo zone, Ethiopia

In the household and agricultural production, men and women are involved in different activities to ensure the availability of goods and services for family consumption and well-being. The main objective of this study is to address gender division of labour in Delanta district, South Wollo Zone, Ethiopia. It addressed the different assortment of activities that are carried out by women, and identified some drawbacks...

Author(s): Nahusenay Abate

September 2017

The role of rural land registration and certification program for land tenure security in Hulet Eju Enese District, Amhara National Regional State, Northwest Ethiopia

Land tenure security is an important concept that helps to improve the productivity of a specified land. Whether the land is privately or publically owned, countries design various strategies to assure land tenure security. As a country, Ethiopia implement rural land registration and certification program in different regions. Therefore, the general objective of this article was to investigate the role of rural land...

Author(s): Gebrie Tsegaye and Mengistu Dessalegn

August 2017

Value of modern extension methods in improving image and quality of extension: Perception of extension agents in Trinidad and Tobago

Agricultural extension services have undergone a significant transformation in order to effectively address issues of poverty and hunger. It is expected that modern methods of extension will improve image and quality of extension services offered in low-income regions. In Trinidad and Tobago, vibrant and transformative initiatives include institutional pluralism, farmer-led methods, farmer field schools, plant clinics,...

Author(s): Jeet Ramjattan, Wayne Ganpat and Ataharul Chowdhury’

August 2017

The tomato leafminer (Tuta absoluta) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) attack in Nigeria: effect of climate change on over-sighted pest or agro-bioterrorism?

The tomato leaf miner (Tuta absoluta) destroyed tomato plants in seven of the Northern states in Nigeria, and has been found in two other states in the South in 2016. The study assessed the incident of the tomato leafminer attack using a questionnaire survey in one of the affected states, for a case study of the problem. A short literature review on bio-ecology of T. absoluta was also conducted, and responses to...

Author(s): Borisade, O. A., Kolawole, A. O., Adebo, G. M. and Uwaidem, Y. I.

August 2017

Patterns and problems of domestic water supply to rural communities in Enugu State, Nigeria

This study investigated the patterns, problems and options for improved domestic water supplies to the rural communities of Enugu State, Nigeria. The purpose of the study was to determine the gap between supply and demand, physical and socio-economic variables that influence the supply situation and suggest options for improved water supply in the area. Data on water use habits were collected from 340 households, in 17...

Author(s): Obeta Michael Chukwuma

July 2017

Contributions of farmers’ organizations to rural development: Case of North West farmers’ organization in Mezam Division, Cameroon

This works aim to discuss the contribution of farmers’ organizations to rural development, particularly the case of North West Farmers’ Organization (NOWEFOR). This study was carried out from January to November, 2014 in Mezam Division of the North west Region of Cameroon. 100 farmer’s members of NOWEFOR were interviewed using a semi-structured questionnaire and 20 leaders were interviewed using an...

Author(s): Guillaume Hensel Fongang Fouepe and Kenette Fru Mbangari

July 2017

Local knowledge of maturity indicators for priority fruits and vegetables in Uganda

Local knowledge on maturity indicators is important in determining optimal time of harvesting fruits and vegetables. These farm products are increasingly becoming a valuable source of livelihood for many rural families through household consumption and trade. Unfortunately, there is a dearth of literature on the integration of local knowledge and practices in improving maturity assessment techniques with the view of...

Author(s): Paul Okiror, Paul Balitta, Jacob Godfrey Agea Jolly Joe Ocan, Julius Bunny Lejju, Joseph Bahati, Grace Kagoro Rugunda and Collins Inno Sebuuwufu

June 2017

Analysis of farmers’ perception on the impact of land degradation hazard on agricultural land productivity in Jeldu district in West Shewa Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia

Land degradation is increasing in severity and extent in many parts of the world. Success in arresting land degradation entails an improved understanding of its causes, process, indicators and impacts. Various scientific methodologies have been employed to assess land degradation globally. However, the use of local community knowledge in elucidating the causes, process, indicators and effects of land degradation has...

Author(s): Tesfaye Samuel Saguye

June 2017

Pre-scaling up of urea treated rice straw and supplements on fattening performance of oxen along the Rib-river, South Gondar Ethiopia

The main objective of the study was to create a wider demand and assess the farmer’s perception on ox fattening technique by using locally available rice straw and concentrate supplementation. A total of 55 oxen with similar age and body condition were selected for the study from 44 volunteer participant farmers. Urea treated rice straw used as a basal diet and 3 kg concentrate as a supplement per ox per day were...

Author(s): Molla Haile, Lijalem Abebaw, Asresu Yitayew, Tewoderos Bimerew, Zelalem Asmare and Wondemeneh Mekonen

May 2017

Assessing the farmer field school’s diffusion of knowledge and adaptation to climate change by smallholder farmers in Kiboga District, Uganda

Farmer Field Schools (FFS) can empower farmers through meetings at demonstration sites to promote agricultural production because of discovery learning. This study empirically investigated the FFS’s diffusion of knowledge and its impact on the smallholder farmer’s adaptation to climate change in Kiboga district characterised by low rainfall pattern. A cross-sectional research design was adopted where a total...

Author(s): David Mfitumukiza, Bernard Barasa, Ann Marie Nankya, Nabwire Dorothy, Abbo Hellen Owasa, Babu Siraj and Kato Gerald

May 2017

Factors influencing agritourism adoption by small farmers in North Carolina

The study estimates a logit model to identify factors influencing adoption of agritourism by small farmers in North Carolina using a survey. All variables included in the model were dummies and of these having at least a college education has the greatest impact on participating in agritourism, followed by race, public access to the farm for recreation, farms with more than 50 acres of land deemed unsuitable for crop...

Author(s): Anthony Yeboah, John Owens, Jarvetta Bynum and Ralph Okafor

May 2017

Indigenous land suitability evaluation system of the Acholi tribe of Northern Uganda

Indigenous knowledge has traditionally been the most important source of information about agricultural practices and production in many rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa. Modern, scientific knowledge has increasingly contested and replaced this knowledge, but has itself not always been adapted to local conditions, in contrast to indigenous knowledge that has evolved over time and is very place-specific. Since...

Author(s): Expedito Nuwategeka and Martine Nyeko

April 2017

Sources of information and information seeking behavior of smallholder farmers of Tanqa Abergelle Wereda, central zone of Tigray, Ethiopia

Smallholder farmers have different information seeking behaviors which are changing through time. However, as far as the authors’ knowledge is concerned, there is no research carried out to identify it in the study area. Therefore, this research is to reveal the information seeking behavior of the Abergelle woreda smallholder farmers. For the research design, from the 19 rural kebeles of the woreda, 5 kebele were...

Author(s): Gebru Brhane, Yared Mammo and Gebremichael Negusse

April 2017

Assessment of honeybee enemies (pests and predators) in Bale zone, southeastern Ethiopia

Among all constraints of beekeeping, natural bee enemies are known to cause great damage to the life and product of honeybees by causing disappearance and migration. A study was conducted in Bale from July, 2010 to June, 2012 in six districts with the objective of assessing the effect of natural bee enemies on the life of honeybees and their products. From each districts, 3 rural kebeles (RKs) and 10 beekeepers from...

Author(s): Bekele Tesfaye, Genet Dadi and Temaro Gelgelu

April 2017

Beekeeping practices, trends and constraints in Bale, South-eastern Ethiopia

The study was planned to assess beekeeping practices, trends and constraints of beekeeping production in Bale, south-eastern Ethiopia in 2014/2015. Three districts were considered based on variations in agro-ecology (high, mid and lowlands). From each districts, two Rural Kebele (RKs), from each RK, 30 beekeepers and a total of 180 beekeepers were selected using purposive sampling method. The selected beekeepers were...

Author(s): Bekele Tesfaye, Desalegn Begna and Mitiku Eshetu

March 2017

Farmers’ perspectives on resistance in western corn rootworm to CRW-Bt corn in Midwest USA

Resistance in western corn rootworm to transgenic corn hybrids was first confirmed in 2011 in Midwestern USA, and threatens their continued use. Farmers are often the first line of resistance detection, so their understanding and attitudes toward this issue are critical for improving resistance management. We conducted telephone focus groups during 2013 with farmers who had experienced rootworm resistance. There were...

Author(s): David A. Andow, Robert J. Wright, Erin W. Hodgson, Thomas E. Hunt and Kenneth R. Ostlie

March 2017

Perceived shortcomings of Mirte stove in Ethiopia: The case of Agarfa District, Oromia Region, Ethiopia

The national energy balance indicates that traditional fuels (wood, charcoal, agricultural residues and animal waste) meet 94% of the total energy supplied and that the household sector accounts for 90% of the total energy consumed in the country. The vast majority of Ethiopian households depend on the open fire stoves with very poor fuel efficiency. Due to the shortage of firewood growing in Ethiopian communities,...

Author(s): Biruk Fikadu Gebreyess, Negussie Zeray, Belesti Wodaje, Debela Bonsa and Haymanot Asfaw

February 2017

Rice farmers perception of effects of climate change on rice development stages in Niger State

Rice production is limited by many biotic and abiotic factors which are aggravated when climate change induces variation in climate patterns. Predicting effects of these variations in climate parameters on rice is not straight forward because crops in growth stage are affected in a specific manner which involves tactical adjustments of cropping calendar in order to ensure optimum production. Primary data were collected...

Author(s): Onyegbula C. B.

February 2017

Study of the status of collection, utilization and marketing of hides and skins in Wolaita Zone, Southern Ethiopia

The study was conducted at Wolaita Zone Southern Ethiopia with the objective of assessing the status collection, utilization and marketing of hides and skins in the study area. Multi-stage sampling was employed for all sampling procedures. Three districts were purposively selected based on livestock population, intensity of fattening, degree of slaughtering frequency and number of hide and skin warehouse. From each...

Author(s): Amistu Kuma and Feleke Assefa

January 2017

Preliminary screening of the effect of biochar properties and soil incorporation rate on lettuce growth to guide research and educate the public through extension

Extension service of the land grant university system is often the first source of public information for emerging soil amendments such as biochar. Biochar is a charcoal product made by heating plant biomass via pyrolysis and is increasingly marketed as an organic soil amendment. As energy-producing pyrolysis industries expand, there is increasing opportunity to utilize locally produced biochar for its potential value...

Author(s): B. Hunter, G. E. Cardon, S. Olsen, D.G. Alston and D. McAvoy

January 2017

Employment Prospects for Agricultural Graduates in Guinea Conakry

Unemployment of graduates is a challenging problem in Africa, and it is aggravated by many factors such as population growth, mismatch between curriculum and employer needs, and lack of evidence-based policy making. In this context, the objectives of the present study are twofold. First, the aim is to identify key characteristics influencing labor market participation of graduates from agricultural higher education in...

Author(s): Ismail Ouraich, Jess Lowenberg-Deboer, Alseny Soumah and Diawo Diallo

December 2016

Making the demand driven extensions services systems work through decentralised structures: Prospects for the future extension service delivery in Malawi

Malawi adopted a pluralistic, demand-driven and decentralised agricultural extension system in 2000, following a political change from one party to a multiparty democratic system of government. This was followed by the introduction of a district agricultural extension services system (DAESS) as a way of facilitating the implementation of the pluralistic, demand-driven and decentralised agricultural extension policy....

Author(s): Charles McPhery Masangano, Hastings Chiwasa, Daimon K. Kambewa, Mayamiko Kakwera, Masautso Chimombo, Marriam Matita and Wisdom Gausi

December 2016

Informal transfer of information among vegetable growers in Khartoum State, Sudan

Informal transfer of information among vegetable growers in Khartoum State, Sudan was investigated through a cross-sectional survey with 120 growers from six typical vegetable production villages (20 growers from each each) in peri-urban Omdurman (2 villages) and Eastern Nile locality (4 villages). The focus was on inventor growers (72, 60%) employing their information, skills and experience exchange to improve and...

Author(s): Osman A. Badri

December 2016

Logit analysis of factors affecting adoption of improved bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) variety: The case of Yilmana Densa District, West Gojam, Ethiopia

Yilmana Densa is one of the potential wheat growing District in West Gojam Zone, but the level of adoption is not studied for the last 15 years and a number of farmers are still using local varieties which are known for their low yield and disease susceptibility. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to identify potential factors affecting adoption of improved bread wheat variety, using the logistic regression...

Author(s): Laduber Wondale, Dessalegn Molla and Daniel Tilahun

December 2016

Farmers’ perception towards climate change and their adaptation measures in Dire Dawa Administration, Eastern Ethiopia

This study assessed farmers’ perception and adaptation options to climate change in six kebeles selected from different agro-ecological zones of Dire Dawa Administration, eastern Ethiopia. Data for the study were collected from 171 respondents selected through multi-stage sampling technique. Descriptive statistics were employed to assess climate change perception differentials among gender, social groups and...

Author(s): Alem Kidanu, Kibebew Kibret, Jemma Hajji, Muktar Mohammed and Yosef Ameha

November 2016

Trust, perception and effectiveness of extension services in Uganda: A case of National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS)

In order to increase the effectiveness of extension services, the government of Uganda adopted a farmer driven extension approach in 2001. In this approach, the government contracts out the extension services to the agribusiness enterprises that provide the services to the farmers at a fee. This study aimed at finding out whether farmers’ trust and perception on this arrangement influences the effectiveness of...

Author(s): Willy Turyahikayo and Edson Kamagara

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