1. Socio-economic and Farm-level Characteristics Influencing Adoption of Rice Production Technologies in Lavun Local Government Area of Niger State, Nigeria

Umar Sheshi Isah

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2014, Pages 1-6

Abstract
  The study examined the socio-economic and farm level characteristics influencing adoption of rice production technologies in Lavun Local Government Area of Niger State, Nigeria. A total of 76 farmers were randomly selected from 24 villages and data were collected using interview schedule. Descriptive ...  Read More

2. Informal Sources of Financing Climate Change Adaptation amongst Crop Farmers in Nigeria

Agbugba Ikechi K.; Ihemezie Eberechukwu J; Adam E. Ahmed

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2014, Pages 7-13

Abstract
  The study examined the sources of informal finance in aiding climate change adaptation in South eastern Nigeria. Random sampling was adopted in the selection of 6 out of the 9 communities in the study area. From each of these selected communities, 10 crop farmers were randomly selected giving a total ...  Read More

3. Comparing Technical and Economic Efficiency among Organic and Conventional Italian Olive Farms

Nicola Galluzzo

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2014, Pages 15-23

Abstract
  In many European states such as Spain and Italy there has been a significant growth of organic utilizable surface as a consequence of both a change in the model of agricultural production and also in order to satisfy arising demand of organic food. The purpose of this research was to investigate the ...  Read More

4. Econometric Analysis of Access to Agricultural Extension Workers’ Service and its Implication on Crop Yield in Tigray Region, Ethiopia

Berihun Kassa Hailu

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2014, Pages 25-36

Abstract
  Agricultural extension workers’ service has been placed as the central pattern of agricultural transformation in general and smallholder farmers in particular. Due largely to this commensurately known trend, identifying factors that determine farmers’ access to extension workers’ service ...  Read More

5. Farmers’ Perception and Management of Natural Hazards in Production and Security of Farm Investment in Isuikwuato, Abia State, Nigeria

Emerole C. O; Anyiro C. O

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2014, Pages 37-42

Abstract
  This study on farmers’ perception and management of natural hazards in production and security of farm investment was carried out in Isuikwuato Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria. The study was sought to identify farmers’ perceived natural hazards in food production; identify adopted ...  Read More

6. The Agricultural Students' Satisfaction from Their Field of Study (Case Study: Bu-Ali Sina University, College of Agriculture)

Kambiz Karimi; Reza Movahedi; Nasim Izadi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2014, Pages 43-49

Abstract
  This research has an aim to assess agricultural students' satisfaction from their field of study. The statistical population consisted of 1040 students from the University of Bu Ali Sina (800 bachelor and 240 master students) during the years of 2011 to 2013. Through stratified random sampling method ...  Read More

7. Labour Information Utilization by Farmers in SW Nigeria

Odeleye Taiwo Grace

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2014, Pages 51-56

Abstract
  Farmers need up to date information on efficient use and management of labour for agricultural production. Yet, they lack adequate and needed information. Hence, this study was undertaken to explore the sources and use of labour information by farmers in southwestern Nigeria. Multi-stage sampling procedure ...  Read More

8. Analysis of Production and Marketing Constraints of Tomato among Rural Farmers in Talensi Nabdam District of Upper East Region of Ghana

Farida A; Fariya A

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2014, Pages 57-60

Abstract
  The study focused on the analysis of production and marketing constraints of tomato among rural farmers in Talensi Nabdam district of Upper East Region of Ghana.A total of 100 respondents were interviewed using questionnaire. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics to describe the socio economic ...  Read More