1. Utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) by Agricultural Extension Workers in Niger State, Nigeria

S.I Umar; U.S Mohammed; S Jibrin; R. K Usman; H Sallawu; M. H Usman

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter 2015, Pages 1-6

Abstract
  The study examined the utilization of information and communication technologies by agricultural extension workers in Niger State, Nigeria. To achieve the study objective, 206 respondents were proportionately and randomly selected from the three agricultural zones in the State through multi-stage sampling ...  Read More

2. Inter and Intra-Organizational Communication: The Facilitation Approaches to Strengthen and Sustain Rural Development Management in Portugal

Timothy Koehnen

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter 2015, Pages 7-18

Abstract
  The study describes and evaluates inter-organizational communication and relationships involving rural development management of community lands within specific perimetros florestais in Portugal. The research design is an exploratory research study approach that collected information with a mail questionnaire, ...  Read More

3. Assessment of Women Agribusiness Cooperatives in Oyo State, Nigeria

J. H Kagbu,; F.O Issa,

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter 2015, Pages 19-27

Abstract
  The performance of women agribusiness cooperatives in Oyo State, Nigeria was assessed in this study. The study employed a multi-stage sampling technique to select 6 women cooperative groups (aggregating to 175 individuals); 36 individual women; and 4 institutions across 6 LGAs in two agricultural zones ...  Read More

4. Knowledge of Women with Agricultural Household Jobs toward Innovation Management in Masjed Soliman Township, Khouzestan Province, Iran

Shahrzad Faraji; Azadeh Noorollah Noorivandi

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter 2015, Pages 29-34

Abstract
  The purpose of this research was analyzing knowledge of women with household jobs agriculture toward innovation management in Masjed Soliman Township, Khouzestan Province, Iran. The population of this study included women with household jobs agriculture in Masjed Soliman Township. The total number of ...  Read More

5. Assessment of Post-harvest Management Information Needs of Yam Farmers in Kogi State, Nigeria

P. E Adejo; J. O Okwu; V. O Okwoche

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter 2015, Pages 35-43

Abstract
  The study assessed the post-harvest management information needs of yam farmers in Kogi State. Interview schedules were used to collect data from 189 yam farmers who were randomly selected from the four agricultural zones of the State (Zone A, B, C and D) by using multistage random sampling techniques. ...  Read More

6. The Nexus between Rural-Urban Migration and Child Labour in Agriculture in Delta State Nigeria

A.U Ofuoku; B.C Uweru

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter 2015, Pages 45-51

Abstract
  This study was conducted in Delta State Nigeria to establish a nexus between rural-urban migration and child labour. Random sampling was applied to select rural settlements and this study covers 450 sample farming households. The results show that rural-urban migration influence child labour (P <0.05). ...  Read More

7. The Potential of Blended Learning in Agricultural Education of Ireland

Donna Deegan; Padraig Wims; Tony Pettit

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter 2015, Pages 53-64

Abstract
  The management of agricultural education faces on-going challenges to deliver current and effective materials in an approach that takes advantage of developments in education technology. In this article the use of blended learning was compared with the traditional approach for the instruction of theoretical ...  Read More

Agricultural Education
8. Analysis of Extension and Education Contents in Agricultural Cooperatives in the Lorestan Province of Iran

Elahe Rashidipour; Azadeh N. Noorivandi

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter 2015, Pages 65-70

Abstract
  The purpose of this research was analysis of contents of extension and education in agricultural cooperatives in the Lorestan province, Iran. The population of study consisted of 832 members of agricultural cooperative in Lorestan province, Iran in which 260 people were selected as a sample size, using ...  Read More