1. Accuracy of Extension Professionals’ and Farmers’ Perceptions regarding Privatization and Commercialization of Agricultural Extension Services

Ajieh Patrick Chuks

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2013, Pages 1-6

Abstract
  This study examined the accuracy between extension professionals and farmers regarding their perceptions of privatization and commercialization of agricultural extension services. The study was carried out in Delta State, Nigeria and it had a sample size of 224 respondents comprising of 134 extension ...  Read More

2. Entrepreneurial Personality Traits of Agricultural Students

Reza Movahedi; Sara Jalilian; Somaye Armand

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2013, Pages 7-12

Abstract
  The purpose of study was to identify entrepreneurial personality traits of agricultural students who were studying at Bu-Ali Sina University in 2013 academic year. The study has used a surveying methodology. The study's samples were 150 agricultural students both senior undergraduates and graduates which ...  Read More

3. Improving the Ecological Sustainability by Applying the Appropriate Cultivars of Rice: Using AHP

Hadi Moumeni-Helali; Amir Ahmadpour; Alireza Poursaeed

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2013, Pages 13-18

Abstract
  This study is a survey research. The population of the study was all specialists who have enough data about ways of sustainability rice cultivars that they were identified and studied through Non-probability sampling (purposeful and snowball). To determine the validity of the questionnaire, face and ...  Read More

4. The Moderator Effect of Community Size on Suffering from Social Problems among Rural Youth in Egypt

Mokhtar Abd-Ella; Huda El-Lethee; Mohammed Ebad-Allah

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2013, Pages 19-25

Abstract
  This study focuses on the level of suffering from social problems and tests the moderator role of community size in relation with suffering from social problems. Our study was conducted in Gharbia governorate, Egypt. Two contrasting villages were chosen as the highest and lowest on Human Development ...  Read More

5. Identifying Factors affecting Optimal Management of Agricultural Water

Masoud Samian; Karim Naderi Mahdei; Heshmatollah Saadi; Reza Movahedi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2013, Pages 27-35

Abstract
  The main purpose of this study was to explore the factors affecting optimal management of agricultural water in Hamadan's area. The statistical population of the study included all Hamadan's farmers. A number of 148 farmers were selected randomly through a proportional sampling method in two phases. ...  Read More

6. Social and Economical Analysis of Small Scale Maize Production in Kura Local Government Area of Kano State, Nigeria

A. S Ahmed; A. Suleiman; A. Aminu

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2013, Pages 37-43

Abstract
  This research covered three villages in Kura local Government Area of Kano State. The study described the socio-economic characteristics of maize producers and their production techniques and also determined the profitability and resource use efficiency in the maize production. Structured questionnaires ...  Read More

7. Ekiti State Social Security Scheme (ESSSS) and its Effect on Food Security in Ekiti State, Nigeria

R. O. Babatunde; A. H. Adenuga; O. M. Adenuga; F. L. Olagunju

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2013, Pages 44-52

Abstract
  This study was carried out to evaluate the Ekiti State Social Security Scheme (ESSSS) in Nigeria. Specifically, the study estimated the food security status of the beneficiaries and non beneficiaries of the scheme, assessed the effect of the social security scheme on households’ food security status, ...  Read More

8. Gender Differentials in Food Output and Food Security in Anambra State Southeast Nigeria

Chinasaokwu Onyemauwa; Nnamdi Ehirim; Jones Lemchi; Nkiru Ben-Chendo; Okwudili Nwosu; Chiemeka Onwuegbuchi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2013, Pages 53-59

Abstract
  The study assessed the quantity and value of food crop outputs of the gender categories in the Anambra state. At this research estimated the quantity and energy content of food stuffs consumed as well as required by each gender headed households, estimated the extent and magnitude of food security and ...  Read More