1. Determinants of Poverty among Rural Households in South Western States, Nigeria

Olubunmi Lawrence Balogun

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2011, Pages 99-104

Abstract
  Nigeria represents one of the paradoxes of development in which case the nation is rich but her people are poor. This study examines the rate of poverty among rural households in South western, Nigeria. A random multistage sampling was employed for the study. Ekiti and Osun states were randomly selected ...  Read More

2. Analysis of Precipitation Climate and Evapotranspiration in Kerman of Iran

Shahram Karimi-Googhari

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2011, Pages 105-108

Abstract
  Rainfall and evapotranspiration are the two most popular climatic factors which have crucial function on agricultural production. Rainfall can be directly measured easily in an area but evapotranspiration is estimated from weather data. In this study reference evapotranspiration ETo was estimated using ...  Read More

3. Analysis of Information Needs and Accessibility among Artisanal Fishermen in Benue State, Nigeria

O. J, Okwu; M. A, Yahaya; C. P. O, Obinne

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2011, Pages 109-115

Abstract
  The study analyzed the information needs and accessibility of artisanal fisher folk in Benue State, Nigeria. Multistage sampling technique was used to select two fishing communities from each of the three agro-ecological zones in the study area. A structured questionnaire was used to collect primary ...  Read More

4. Role of Agricultural Extension Courses in Adoption of Sustainable Agriculture (Case Study: Wheat Farmers of Shoushtar Township)

Azadeh Noorollah Noorivandi

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2011, Pages 117-120

Abstract
  Identifying role of extension system in adoption of new technologies have important role to developing favorable extension systems. For supporting sustainable agriculture in Iran needs extension systems to be carefully thought and accurately implemented. The purpose of this is analyzing role of extension ...  Read More

5. Optimization of Culture Conditions for Keratinase Production in Streptomyces Sp. JRS19 for Chick Feather Wastes Degradation

T. Jayalakshmi; P. Krishnamoorthy; G. Ramesh kumar; P. Sivamani

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2011, Pages 121-125

Abstract
  The aim of this study was to find the optimal conditions of a newly isolated Streptomyces strain JRS 19. Screening for keratinase producing bacteria and their keratinase production were investigated. The keratinase produced by the isolate was purified by chromatographic techniques and the optimum pH ...  Read More

6. Effect of the Physical Properties of Composite Packaging Materials on Keeping Quality of Smoked Catfish

Olayemi, Foline Folorunsho; Raji, Abdulganiy Olayinka; Bamishaiye, Eunice Iyabo

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2011, Pages 127-131

Abstract
  Six different composite packaging materials were tested with the trades’ practice of polythene bags in storing smoked catfish for a period of six months. The thickness of the packaging materials ranges from 0.23 to 046 mm with water and oil absorption rates of the packaging materials varies from ...  Read More

7. Optimum Farm Plan for Food Security among Smallholder Farmers in Imo State, Nigeria

Ohajianya, D.O; Enwerem, V.A; Offodile, P.O; Onyeagocha, S.U.O; Osuji, M.N; Nwaiwu, I.U; Henri-Ukoha, A; Echetama, J.A

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2011, Pages 133-136

Abstract
  The paper determined optimum farm plan for food security among smallholder farmers in Imo State, Nigeria. Data were collected with structured and validated questionnaire from 180 smallholder crops farmers in Imo State. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics (mean, frequency distribution and ...  Read More

8. Determinants of Box Hive Promotion and Financial Benefits in Selected District Of Ethiopia

Workneh Abebe; Ranjan S. Karippai; Ranjitha Puskur

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2011, Pages 137-144

Abstract
  Though beekeeping is a common farming enterprise and income generating activity in Atsbi Wemberta district, and promotional efforts have been made to improve it, no systematic study has been undertaken to evaluate the promotional efforts and people’s response to it. The objectives of this study ...  Read More