Agricultural Extension
1. Analysis of Factors That Motivate Agricultural Extension Agents in Abia State Agricultural Development Programme (ADP)

Joy Arisa; Kelechi Osondu

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Spring 2016, Pages 1-11

Abstract
  The study analyzed factors that motivate agricultural extension agents in Agricultural Development Programme of Abia State. Primary data were collected from 96 extension agents in Abia State, Nigeria who were selected using multi-stage random sampling technique. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, ...  Read More

Rural and Agricultural Sociology
2. The Impact of Rural-Urban Migration on Poultry Production in the Niger Delta Region, Nigeria

Albert Ofuoku; Oghenesuvwe Okpara; Oghenebrorhie Obakanurhe

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Spring 2016, Pages 13-20

Abstract
  This study was conducted to reveal the impact of rural-urban migration on broiler production in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. Data were collected from 795 household heads and farmers/managers/supervisors of 25 selected broiler farms in the study area. Descriptive statistics and multiple regression ...  Read More

Management in Extension Systems
3. Analysis of Livestock Waste Management Practices among Rural Farmers in Abia State, Nigeria

Onwuchekwa Raphael Iheke

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Spring 2016, Pages 21-27

Abstract
  This study was on the analysis of livestock waste management practices among rural farmers in Abia State, Nigeria. A multi-stage sampling procedure was employed to select the 60 respondents for the study. Primary data used the study were collected using well-structured questionnaire. Descriptive statistical ...  Read More

Management in Extension Systems
4. Socioeconomic Analysis of Different Categories of Farm in Selected Areas of Mymensingh, Bangladesh

Limon Deb; Md. Mian; Md. Asaduzzaman; Shahali Shahana Mitul; Md. Rahaman

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Spring 2016, Pages 29-36

Abstract
  The purpose of this research was socioeconomicanalysis of farms using primary data in two villages of Mymensingh Sadar. A total of 60 farms including 20 small, 20 medium and 20 large were randomly selected for the study. Socioeconomic analysis showed that indebtedness was higher in large farms than those ...  Read More

Agricultural Education
5. The opinion of respondents about the effects of Grazing on Tabar (Ipomaea kordofana) on animal health and milk characteristics in Gezira State, Sudan

Mohamed Hashim

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Spring 2016, Pages 37-40

Abstract
  Abstract The objective of the experiment was the opinion of respondent about effects of Grazing on Tabar plant on animal health and milk characteristic in Gezira State, Sudan. This the questionnaire was conducted in two localities of Gezira state where Tabar plant was cultivated. This included, South ...  Read More

Agricultural Education
6. Underlying Constructs of Farmers’ Perceptions towards Bt Cotton Among Former Cotton Farmers in Northern Ghana: Empirical Application of Q Methodology

Hudu Zakaria

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Spring 2016, Pages 41-56

Abstract
  It is often argued that learning from best examples in the neighbouring Burkina Faso and elsewhere, Ghana can succeed in revamping the collapsing cotton industry by introducing Bt cotton to farmers. This paper therefore presents a survey findings on farmers’ views and perceptions towards the possible ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
7. Farmers’ Perception and Willingness to Pay for Technical Agricultural Information on Maize Production in Orire Local Government Area of Oyo State.

Olumuyiwa Olaniyi; Oluwatoyin Ismaila

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Spring 2016, Pages 57-63

Abstract
  Agricultural extension services have been playing a central role in transformation process of agricultural sector in Nigeria but there are challenges which affect the quality of service delivery especially increasing cost of services and poor funding and therefore, promoting emergence of new extension ...  Read More