Abbreviation: J. Agric. Ext. Rural Dev
Start Year: 2009
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DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2016.0790[Article Number: B3BFAE460423]
Participatory evaluation of Queen Rearing using splitting technique (SQRT) at Ginnir District of Bale Zone, South-eastern Ethiopia was conducted from 2013 to 2014. Two Beekeepers Research Group (BRG) each having 10 beekeepers were established at two sites, Ebisa and Kebena. Beekeepers were purposively selected based on their willingness, having bee colonies, indigenous knowledge of handling honeybee and trained on... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2016.0798[Article Number: B022EBA60425]
The effects and causes of climate change and variability have been a cause of controversy and debate for many years in many parts of the developing world. Perceptions vary about the effects and causes of climate change and variability. This study assessed smallholder farmers’ perceptions of climate variability and climate change adaptation in Bolero Community, Rumphi district in northern Malawi. Data were... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2016.0786[Article Number: 2A8AB3460427]
Ethiopian agriculture the back bone of the economy yet is characterized by small scale farming and experienced erratic rainfall as well as drought. The low produce can possibly grow through developing technology adoption and improved practices on the marginal farm lands. This study, therefore, examines the impact of wheat row planting technology adoption on small farms yield in Ofla Woreda, Southern zone of Tigrai, and... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2016.0796[Article Number: 1392E1F60003]
The main purpose of the study was to investigate the preference of information sources by the fish farmers with the reasons for such preference. Data were collected from seventy (70) randomly selected fish farmers (out of 350) from two villages of Kumargata union of Muktagacha upazila under Mymensingh district. A pre-tested and structured interview schedule was used to collect data during the period of 5 to 21 March,... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2016.0785[Article Number: 50A0B6460005]
This study examined staff perception of intranet in enhancing organizational communication in Nigeria Custom Service (NCS). Data were collected from 134 randomly selected respondents using a questionnaire. They were management staff (7.5%), senior staff (41.8%) and junior staff (50.7%). Their age was distributed as 44.8% (18 to 35 years) and 55.2% (36 to 58 years). With regards to computer literacy, 91.8% were computer... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2016.0780[Article Number: D80D19F60007]
For smallholder livestock farmers to benefit from their livestock, they need to fully participate in the market. This study identifies the determinants of market participation by smallholder livestock farmers in Botswana. The study used data collected from 132 smallholder livestock farmers in Kweneng West in 2007. A logit model was used to identify factors that determine whether smallholder farmers will participate in... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2015.0741[Article Number: 0B3AA3860009]
A survey targeting smallholder households was carried out in Mumbuni and Ndovoini sub-locations in the semi arid Makueni County, Kenya, to identify agroforestry types and practices and their level of adoption and socio-economic factors influencing adoption of agroforestry. The study involved a survey of 234 households using a structured questionnaire. The collected data was subjected to descriptive statistical analysis... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2016.0771[Article Number: 812185C59463]
Mushroom value chain analysis was conducted in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In rural areas of Ethiopia eating mushroom is a common practice in traditional way.The objective of the study was to measure the amount of value added along the chain. Primary and secondary data were collected from 120 producers, 5 traders, 8 spawn suppliers, 6 supermarkets, 7 hotels and restaurants and 40 end users. For analysis descriptive and... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2016.0788[Article Number: 6A70B8059465]
Lack of dietary diversity is a key causal factor of malnutrition in Burkina Faso because the population consumes mostly cereals crops. Nutrient‐dense traditional African vegetables provide an excellent means to complement cereal staples for better nutrition, in particular for women and children, as well as for income generation. This study characterized the production of traditional African vegetables in Burkina Faso... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2015.0740[Article Number: B2380AE59467]
Farmer groups are important socioeconomic safety nets for rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa. They provide mutual support to farmers through collective action to enhance improvement of livelihoods. These groups have been increasing in number in the post liberalization period in East Africa. However, it is not clear how these groups’ organizational arrangements have been changing over time, and the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2016.0769[Article Number: 653ED8E59128]
Weather Index-based Crop Insurance (WII) scheme have been introduced as an innovative way of mitigating downside risk effects, especially for smallholder farmers in developing countries. The uptake and effectiveness of such a scheme, especially in Kenya is not well documented. A stratified random sampling procedure was employed to get a representative sample of 330 smallholder farm households. This paper uses a... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2014.0651[Article Number: 303A6B559132]
Information on determinants of climate change adaptation strategies in Oke-ogun area, the food basket of South western Nigeria is scarce. Determinants of adaptation strategies to climate change among food crop farmers in Oke-Ogun area of Oyo State were therefore assessed. Multistage sampling procedure was used to select 160 food crop farmers, and data were collected through a well-structured interview schedule.... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2016.0774[Article Number: E685BD658747]
For draught animal technology to contribute to its full potential to farming, it needs to be backed up with suitable and relevant extension and training packages. This study investigated the effect of extension on farmers’ husbandry and management practices and field performance of draught horses in EN-Nhoud locality, West Kordofan State, Sudan. The study followed the cross-sectional survey design on a sample of... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2016.0765[Article Number: 9FAB53758749]
This study investigates the overall economic efficiency of chili pepper producers in the Volta region of Ghana. The study used farm level data to examine the productivity of selected agricultural inputs, technical, allocative and economic efficiency levels and the determinants of efficiency of chili pepper production. The modified translog stochastic frontier production and cost function models were adopted for the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2016-0764[Article Number: 7C37F2058189]
In Senegal, rice plays a critical role for smallholder farmers by providing food security. However, rice production is very low compared to the high needs of the population. This might be explained to some extent by the use of not adapted and low yielding varieties. This study aimed at identifying the best upland rice varieties that meet farmers’ criteria using participatory varietal selection method in order to... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2016-0767[Article Number: 57CBE2858192]
Participatory evaluation of two improved hybrid sorghum varieties and one respective local sorghum variety with improved and farmers’ management was carried out on six farmers plot in sorghum growing areas of Sekota and Abergele districts of Wag Himra zone in Eastern Amhara. This evaluation was undertaken through farmers’ participation approach by organizing two farmers’ research and Extension Groups... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2016.0763[Article Number: 4947BC057573]
Tanzanian produced rice is not competitive because of high production costs. To increase competitiveness will require improvements in production efficiency. This study was conducted to analyse production cost efficiency using cross sectional data (2013/2014 agricultural season) from 200 farmers that belong to four cooperative irrigation schemes in Coast and Morogoro regions. Two stage sampling and translog... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2015.0686[Article Number: 72BA92D57577]
This paper looks at the adaptive capacity of evicted agro-pastoralists who were evicted from Ihefu Basin in Mbarali District and forced to settle in new resettlement areas. Household questionnaires, life stories, and focused group discussions with a sample of 110 resettled agro-pastoralists was used to capture the data. Quantitative and qualitative data were analysed. The adaptive capacity index was used to determine... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2015.0620[Article Number: 8D1419857580]
The Northern region is among the poorest in Ghana. The Southern regions possess a lot of natural resources, and at the same time viable for the production of cash crops. The Northern regions however, have agriculture as their most dependable source of livelihood. The proportion of people working as farmers in the region is 73%, making it the highest in the country. In the light of this, most developmental programs in... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2014.0609[Article Number: 57169F256993]
Sudan is one of the largest countries in Africa ranks third after Algeria and Democratic Republic of the Congo. Agriculture in the country is divided into high rainfall and dry land agriculture. Dry land agriculture production and productivity described as low input agriculture comparing to high rainfall agriculture but no or little information discussing field crop structure, yield of food crops, production constrains... Read more.
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