Extension and Economic
1. Impact of Microfinance on Smallholder Cassava and Rice Farms Productivity in Makurdi Metropolis, Benue State, Nigeria

Francis Ogebe; Ayuba Ali; Ishaaqa Olagunju

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, , Pages 137-144

  This study was undertaken to investigate the impact of microfinance on agricultural productivity by smallholder farmers in Makurdi Metropolis of Benue State, Nigeria. Data were randomly collected from 120 farmers consisting of 60 credit beneficiaries (CB) and 60 non-credit beneficiaries (NCB) by which ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
2. Effects of Adoption of Improved Maize Technology on Yield among Smallholder Maize Farmers in the Bawku West District of Upper East Region of Ghana

John Akumbole; Hamza Adam; Hudu Zakaria

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, , Pages 19-34

  For over a decade now improved maize technology constituting a package of fourteen production recommendations have been developed and disseminated to maize farmers in the Bawku West district of the Upper East region through the district department of agriculture. This paper presents findings of a study ...  Read More

Rural and Agricultural Sociology
3. Effect of Land Fragmentation on Smallholders’ Productivity in Imo State, Nigeria

Onwuchekwa Raphael Iheke; Ebuka Testimony Amaechi

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2015, , Pages 195-201

  This study analyzed the determinants of the productivity of smallholder arable crop farmers with a particular focus on land fragmentation using the Simpson Index as measures of land fragmentation in Imo state of Nigeria. Data collected by using structured questionnaire and interview schedules were analyzed ...  Read More

4. Constraints to Increasing Agricultural Production and Productivity among Women Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa: Implications for Agricultural Transformation Agenda

Mary O. Agada; Evangeline N. Ajani

Volume 4, Issue 3 , Summer 2014, , Pages 143-150

  Agriculture is an important engine of growth and poverty reduction in much of Africa, Nigeria inclusive. But the sector is underperforming in part because women, who are often crucial resource in agriculture and rural economy, face constraints that reduce their productivity. An understanding of these ...  Read More

5. Comparative Analysis of Productivity of Cassava Based Crop Mixture under Modern and Indigenous Technologies in Anambra State, Nigeria

Nwaiwu I. U; Obasi, P. C; Orebiyi, J. S; Ibekwe U. C; Korie O. C; Henri-Ukoha, A; Amaechi E. C. C; Osuagwu C. O

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2012, , Pages 17-21

    This study compared and analyzed indigenous and modern agricultural technologies used in cassava production in Anambra State. Multi-stage sampling technique was used in sample selection. A total of 160 farmers were purposively selected from the four Agricultural zones that made up the state based ...  Read More