1. Prospects of Selected Forest Fruits and Vegetables in Enugu North Agricultural Zone of Enugu State, Nigeria

Eneje N.C.; Onwubuya E.A.; Mbah E.N

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2013, Pages 173-180

Abstract
  The study examined prospects of selected forest fruits and vegetables in Enugu North Agricultural zone of Enugu State, Nigeria. Structured interview schedule and focus group discussion were used to collect data from a sample of one hundred and twenty (120) respondents. Data were analyzed using matrix ...  Read More

2. Influence of Socioeconomic Characteristics on Purposes for which Mobile Phone was used by Small Scale Farmers in the Gezira State, Sudan

Ahmed M. Abdel Rahman; Isam O. Fadol

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2013, Pages 181-184

Abstract
  The objective of this study was to assess the influence of some socioeconomic characteristics on purposes for which mobile phone was used by small scale farmers in the Gezira State, Sudan. The total number of small- scale farmers in the State for 2013-2014 growing season was estimated to be 5000. Ten ...  Read More

3. Gender Analysis of Energy Use for Rice Production in North Central, Nigeria

H. Y. Ibrahim; U. Shuaibu; E. Ogezi

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2013, Pages 185-191

Abstract
  The study examined gender analysis of energy use for Rice production in north central Nigeria using a sample of 60 Rice farmers. An analysis of gender relations provides the information on the different conditions men and women face, and the different effects that policies and programs may have on them. ...  Read More

4. Effectiveness of Technology Dissemination and Adoption among Farmers in Cross-River State, Nigeria

Agbarevo, M.N. Benjamin; Nwachukwu Ephraim. O

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2013, Pages 192-198

Abstract
  This study compared farmers’ rating of extension effectiveness in technology dissemination to the level of adoption. In conducting the study, 180 farmers participating in extension programme in Cross-River State were randomly selected through multi-stage random sampling technique. The data collected ...  Read More

5. Technical Knowledge and Information Gaps among Smallholder Farmers in the Production of Sugarcane in Kakamega County, Kenya

Gilbert Odilla Abura; Raphael Mwiti Gikunda; Godffrey NyongesaNato

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2013, Pages 199-207

Abstract
  The purpose of the study was to identify and document technical knowledge and information gaps that can inform development of appropriate training programs for cane farmers. The study employed a survey research design; involving 105 small scale farmers in selected from eight Sub-counties of Kakamega ...  Read More

6. Determinants of Entrepreneurial Orientation of Rural Women Small Business Owners: The Case of Gambella Region of Ethiopia

Daniel Temesgen; Getachew Wodajo

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2013, Pages 208-217

Abstract
  Small business and entrepreneurship play critical role in stimulating economic activity, creating jobs, alleviating poverty and uplift living standards in Africa. It is widely accepted that the Micro and Small Enterprise (MSE) sectors have the potential to provide a livelihood for a considerably large ...  Read More

7. Challenges to Soil Erosion Control Measures among Farmers in Anambra State, Nigeria: Implications for Extension Policy

Eze S.O; Mbah E.N

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2013, Pages 219-227

Abstract
  The study investigated challenges to soil erosion control measures among farmers in Anambra State, Nigeria. Purposive, multistage and random sampling techniques were employed in selecting a sample size of two hundred and forty (240) respondents. Structured interview schedule was used for data collection. ...  Read More

8. Effect of Women Led Self Help Group on Micro-Financing of Farms in Isuikwuato Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria

Anyiro C.O; Okonkwo K.N; Udah S.C

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2013, Pages 229-234

Abstract
  The study examined the effect of women led self help group on micro-financing of farms in Isuikwuato Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria. Purposive and multistage random sampling technique was employed for collecting data from one hundred and twenty (120) women farmers in women led self help ...  Read More