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

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ICT in Greenhouse Farming: Smallholder Farmers Training Programme in Kenya

Increasing agricultural production is critical in reducing poverty as it boosts farmers’ income especially smallholder farmers who have limited resources to leverage in growing and marketing their produce. Greenhouse farming has been identified as a viable technology for smallholder farmers to venture in as it promises high returns from limited land resources and labour. With diminishing support from extension officers in...

Author(s):Martina Mutheu

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AN OVERVIEW OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION IN BOTSWANA AND NEEDED REFORMS

Crops and livestock sectors constitute agriculture in Botswana. The sectors are dominated by small-scale farmers engaged in traditional production systems. National Agriculture Policy calls for an effective extension service to ensure continued farmer capacity building, increased efficiency and production by the sectors. Several extension approaches adopted over 79 years have been replaced one after the other since 1926...

Author(s):Flora Modiane Tladi-Sekgwama

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Prospects and challenges of management of smallholders' Wovwe Rice Irrigation Scheme in Malawi through participatory approach

The concept of participatory approach in irrigation management was adopted in Malawi in the mid 1990s, but fully implemented in early 2000. This research was designed to analyze the challenges and benefits which Water User Associations (WUAs) encountered during implementation of irrigation projects using Wovwe Water User Association (WWUA) as a case study. The study thus examined the legal framework of WUAs in Malawi,...

Author(s):Douglas J. B. Gondwe and Aloyce W. Mayo

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Indigenous Methods and Practices Used by Farmers for Protecting their Stored Maize Grains from Insect Pests in Southern Ethiopia

A survey using face to face semi-structured interviews and farmer’s participatory discussion was administered to 360 and 504 farmers, respectively in major maize growing areas of Hadiya and Silte zones, for investigating indigenous methods and practices used by famers in protection of their maize grains against insect pests in the years 2013/2014 and 2015/2016. Survey results revealed that farmers used various methods of...

Author(s):Berhanu Hiruy and Emana Getu

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Technological Gaps of Agricultural Extension: Mismatch between Demand and Supply of in North Gondar Zone, Ethiopia

This paper examines technological challenges of the agricultural extension in North Gondar Zone of Ethiopia. Understanding technological gaps in public agricultural extension helps to devise demand driven and compatible technologies to existing contexts of farmers. The study used cross sectional survey using quantitative and qualitative techniques. Data were generated from primary and secondary sources using household...

Author(s):Genanew Agitew, Sisay Yehuala, Asegid Demissie and Abebe Dagnew

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Technology tracking – understanding decisions to adopt, not to adopt, and dis-adopt household greywater filtration systems

Jordan is one of the world’s water-poorest countries. The demand for potable and productive water is ever increasing due to population growth, climate change, increasing numbers of refugees hosted by the country, as well as heightened demand from a growing economy and its different sectors. Household greywater filtration systems (HGWFS) are ideal for repurposing greywater, from wastewater into productive use for...

Author(s):N/A BEZAIET, Shinan Kassam, Nargiza Ludgate, Ahmad Al Ulayyan

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COMPARISON BETWEEN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE EXTENSION SERVICES FOR SUGARCANE PRODUCTION IN MUZAFFARGARH DISTRICT, PUNJAB, PAKISTAN

Sugarcane industry is at second position after textile industry in Pakistan. By the export of refined sugar, it plays a significant role in the economy of the country. Public and private sectors extension field staff work with sugarcane growers to improve their per acre yield. The research was conducted to compare and identify the services provided by those two sectors. A total of 150 respondents were selected randomly and...

Author(s):Muhammad Zahid Farooq, Badar Naseem Siddiqui, Khalid Masud, M. Rameez Akram Khan, Waqar-ul-Hassan Tareen, Muhammad Ali, Adnan Rayit, Syed Ali Asghar Shah, Khawaja Muhammad Dawood, Muhammad and Ghazanfar Naeem

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Rural Households Food Security and Its Determinants: The Case of Assosa Zone, Western Ethiopia

This study analyzed rural households’ food security and its determinants in Assosa zone, western Ethiopia. The study used a primary data collected from 276 randomly selected households using interview schedule. In addition, focus group discussion (FGD) and key informants interview were also used to obtain a qualitative primary data. As to the method of data analysis, the study employed descriptive statistics (such as mean,...

Author(s):Seid Sani and Biruk Kemaw

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Effect of pigeon-pea cropping mixture on farmers yield in Kaduna State, Nigeria

The paper examined the adoption of pigeon-pea cropping mixtures and its effect on farmers’ yield. One Hundred and sixty six (166) farmers were purposively selected for the study. Data were collected through the use of structured questionnaire. Information obtained was analyzed by means of descriptive (standard normal test). Results indicated the mean differences between adopters and non adopters to be 388.7 kg/ha, while...

Author(s):M. Y. Abdullahi, A. A. Banta, A. A. Wahab and H. M. Yakubu

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Relationship between porter’s competitive forces and advantageous products manufactured by micro and small food enterprises in Kenya

The study examined the influence of the three of Porter’s competitive forces (buyers’ bargaining power, suppliers bargaining power and rivalry among existing competitors) on advantageous food products manufactured in Kenya. The study sampled 132 value-addition Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) using snowballing and fisher formula in Busia and Nairobi Counties, respectively. The Porter’s industry analysis model informed...

Author(s):Omillo Francis Okumu, Ng’ang’a Stephen Irura and Maina Faith

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Inter-relationship of corporate governance mechanisms and financial performance of coffee farmer’s co-operative societies in Kenya

The paper shows that the performance of coffee farmer’s co-operative societies is a function of the interplay of corporate governance mechanisms: Board Size, Board Composition and status of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The paper has been built from a previous study by Musuya that recommended a further research on the effect of inter-relationship of corporate governance mechanisms and financial performance amongst...

Author(s):David Musuya and Kadian Wamyama

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Assessment of poultry farmers’ contact with veterinary services for poultry development in Ekiti State, Nigeria

This study assessed poultry farmers’ contact with veterinary services for poultry development by poultry farmers in Ekiti State, Nigeria. A structured questionnaire schedule was used to obtain data from a total number of 102 poultry farmers who were purposively selected from the study area. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Pearson’s product moment correlation (PPMC). Findings showed that majority of the...

Author(s):Oluwaseun Adojutelegan, Temitope Makanju and Jones Akangbe

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The Effect of Social-Demography on Training Needs of Agricultural Extension Agents in some Iraqi Provinces

The specific objectives of the study are to identify the training needs of agricultural extension workers in some areas of Iraqi provinces. An effective way to provide human resources with knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes necessary to perform their jobs efficiently in the training needs of agricultural extension agents should be identified. Identifying the training needs of agricultural extension agents,...

Author(s):Norsida Jasim, Norsida Binti Man and Jasim Mohammed Saleh

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Impact of Fadama III additional financing (AF) on the yield and income of beneficiaries in some selected lgas of Sokoto state, Nigeria

Successive administration in Nigeria has initiated different projects with the aim of improving the income and productivity of the small-scale rural farmers thereby ensuring food security. However, most of these projects have not achieved the desired goal of improving the productivity, income and the living standard of the poor rural farmers in Nigeria. It is on record that since independence, the Government of Nigeria in...

Author(s):Isah Abubakar Idris and Muhammad Sani M. Jabo

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Involvement of rural youths in agricultural entrepreneurial activities in Imo State, Nigeria

The need for youth employment creation across the spheres of Nigeria has been long awaited with the ever-increasing unemployment rate. Youth agri-preneurs have over the years suffered neglect in their quest to contribute to food security and job creation especially in the rural areas of Nigeria. Multi-stage random sampling procedure was used in the selection of 180 rural youth agri-preneurs for the study. Data were...

Author(s):Obinna Alocha and Ifeanyi Ume

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Asset ownership and welfare deprivation of women in rural Nigeria: A bi-causal relationship

Women are important segment of the human population and appropriate investment in their welfare would be of great benefit at individual, household, and community levels. There has been an increasing incidence of welfare deprivation among women in rural Nigeria. However, information on the link between asset ownership and welfare deprivation of women in rural Nigeria is scanty. Thus, the relationship between the level of...

Author(s):Oladokun Yetunde, Olasimbo.Mary and Kemisola.Omorinre Adenegan

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Assessment of factors affecting the use of organic fertilizer among vegetable farmers in Kwara State, Nigeria

Nigeria agriculture system is characterized by smallholder farmers who have little or no access to inorganic fertilizer. However, in response to the declining soil fertility and the effects of climate change, the use of organic fertilizer has been proven to increase agricultural productivity. Owing to this backdrop, this study investigated the factors affecting the use of organic fertilizer among vegetable farmers in Kwara...

Author(s):Babasola O. J., Olaoye I. J., Alalade O. A., Ladipo T. O. and Yusof A.

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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 approach....

Author(s):Wondim Awoke Kassa

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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 selected and the...

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

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Effects of resource-use conflicts on rural women farmers in southeast agro-ecological zone of Nigeria

This study analyzed specifically the effects of resource-use conflict especially, land on rural women farmers in Southeast, Nigeria. A total of 300 rural women farmers were purposively selected from 3 states in southeast where conflicts have occurred. Data collected were analyzed descriptively using percentages, mean and standard deviation. Results obtained showed that farmer-farmer conflicts, pastoralists-farmer conflicts...

Author(s):Chikaire J. U., Echetama J. A. and Godson-Ibeji C. C.

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Impact of Millennium Village Project (MVP), on the livelihood of farmers in Pampa’ida village in Ikara Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Nigeria

This study assessed the Impact of the Millennium Village Project (MVP), on livelihood of farmers in Pampa’ida village of Kaduna State. The process of data collection was through the use of structured interview schedule. The research used 120 questionnaires which were administered to the beneficiaries in the 28 settlements that constitute the study area. Analysis of variance (ANOVA), Lorenz curve and Gini coefficient were...

Author(s):Barnabas Tena Mongalaku, Ajibola Bidemi Olayemi and Yurkushi Evans Ngaltungo

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Perceived Effect of Health status on Fadama Users Productivity in Oyo State, Nigeria

This study examined the perceived effect of health status of Fadama Users productivity in Oyo State, Nigeria. 112 out of 1,123 Fadama users were interviewed through the structured questionnaire. Descriptive statistics such as frequency counts, percentages and charts were used to summarize the data collected, while Chi-Square and Pearson product moment correlation (PPMC) statistical tools were used to analyze the data....

Author(s):Mojisola Fauziyah Oyewole

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The impact of agricultural financing on agricultural output in Nigeria: An empirical analysis

This study examined the impact of agricultural financing on agricultural output in Nigeria from 1986 to 2013. The study showed a two-way causation between government spending on agriculture and agricultural output in Nigeria. It was also revealed that agricultural financing was statistically significant in the long-run. Based on these findings, the study recommended that adequate budgetary provision and releases should be...

Author(s):Victor Ushahemba Ijirshar, Joseph Fefa and Bridget Ngodoo Mile

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Adoption of National Special Programme for Food Security (NSPFS) extension packages among participating farmers in Bauchi State, Nigeria

The study examined the adoption of National Special Programme for Food Security (NSPFS) extension packages among participating farmers in Bauchi State. Data were collected from the study area through the use of structured questionnaires administered to one hundred (100) randomly selected respondents spread across the three sites of the programmed in the state. The data were subjected to both descriptive and inferential...

Author(s):Abdulhamid A., Abdullahi S., Garba M. and Hussaini M. B.

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Effect of stone faced soil bund on soil nutrient and moisture status

The study was conducted in Guba-Lafto Woreda of North Wollo to find out the effect of stone faced soil bund on soil macronutrients (N, P, and K), organic carbon content, soil pH, cation exchange capacity (CEC), and soil moisture status. From two case study kebeles, two watersheds were purposively selected representing Dega (highland) and Woina dega (midland) agro ecological zones. Sixteen composite surface soil samples (0...

Author(s):Belay Asnake and Eyasu Elias

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Constraints in implementation of Agricultural Technology Management Agency

The study was conducted purposively in Alwar district of Rajasthan. Three panchayat samities namely Behror, Laxmangarh and Mundawar were selected for the investigation where trainings were conducted under ATMA on mustard crop. All the respondents who have received training on mustard production technology were included for study purpose and called as beneficiary farmers, were selected randomly. Further, village-wise list...

Author(s):Amit Kumar

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Honeybee colonies absconding in Western Tanzania: Underlying factors and its financial implications

This study was conducted to investigate honeybee colonies absconding and its financial implication among beekeepers in Tabora and Katavi regions, Western Tanzania. Four districts were selected on the basis of adoption of improved beehives. A total of 198 beekeepers were randomly selected for household interviews. Questionnaire-based data were supplemented with data from focus group discussions and interviews with key...

Author(s):Kuboja N. M., Isinika A. C. and Kilima F. T. M.

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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. We 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 enterprises to...

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

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