Information Technology in Agriculture
1. Understanding Roles of Different Stakeholders Influencing the Use of Mobile Phones to Access Agricultural Information: A Case of Kilolo and Kilosa Districts, Tanzania

Siwel Nyamba; Malongo Mlozi

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, Pages 51-60

Abstract
  The study investigated the roles of different stakeholders influencing the use of mobile phones in accessing agricultural information in Tanzania. While information is becoming an important ingredient in agriculture, farmers in Tanzania suffer the problem of lacking access to agricultural information. ...  Read More

Extension of Sustainability
2. Adoption Prospects and Challenges of Rice-Cum-Fish Farming Technology in the Low-Land Plains of Southern Nigeria

Omogho Gloria Ikoyo-Eweto

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, Pages 61-69

Abstract
  This study examined the adoption prospects and challenges of rice-cum-fish production technology among rice and fish farmers in selected States in southern Nigeria (Delta, Edo, Lagos and Ondo States). Using questionnaire, data was sought from 720 sampled rice and fish farmers in the selected States. ...  Read More

Rural and Agricultural Sociology
3. Factors Affecting the Rural Poverty and its Vulnerability

O. F Ogebe; M. A Adejo; P. A Burbuwa

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, Pages 71-79

Abstract
  The study assessed the determinants and vulnerability to rural poverty in Nigeria using 2018-2019 Nigerian Living Standards Survey data. Binary probit regression model was used to ascertain the determinants of poverty and probability of the household being vulnerable to poverty. Linear regression ...  Read More

Extension and Economic
4. Analysis of Risks in Financing Agriculture a Case of Agricultural Cooperatives in Benue State, Nigeria

Odey Ogah; Felix Ikyereve; Francis Ogebe

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, Pages 81-86

Abstract
  The study analyzed risks in financing agriculture by agricultural cooperatives in Benue State, Nigeria and use research questionnaires for data collection. A multistage sampling technique was used to select the sample of 210 respondents from 21 agricultural cooperatives. Descriptive and inferential statistics ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
5. Barriers to Privatization of Agricultural Extension in Khuzestan Province, Iran

Manoochehr Alizadehnia

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, Pages 87-92

Abstract
  The agricultural extension system in the country is facing challenges and shortcomings due to issues related to the provision of services by the public sector. These challenges highlight the need to review the pattern of agricultural service delivery by the public sector to create the conditions for ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
6. Factors’ Affecting the Motives of Rural Households’ Saving Behavior in North Bench District, Bench Maji Zone of Southern Ethiopia

A Gonosa; B Bargissa; K Tesfay

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, Pages 93-101

Abstract
  A few studies conducted in Ethiopia about rural household’s saving behavior devoting much attention to macroeconomic data. Therefore, this paper examines both motives of rural household’s saving and factors affecting their saving behavior by using micro level data sets. Primary data were ...  Read More