Agricultural Extension
1. Effects of Agricultural Practices and Socio-economic Characteristics on Biodiversity in Olamaboro Local Government Area of Kogi State, Nigeria

Gyanden Kughur; Mtimbir Grace Iornenge; Ismaila Shuaibu

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Spring 2017, Pages 1-9

Abstract
  The study assessed the effects of agricultural practices on biodiversity in Olamaboro Local Government Are of Kogi State, Nigeria. One hundred and fifty (150) farmers (respondents) were sampled using simple random sampling technique from five council wards (30 farmers per council ward). Data collected ...  Read More

Rural and Agricultural Sociology
2. Access and Utilization of Government Health Facilities by Rural Farm Households: Evidence from Kogi State, Nigeria.

Ufedo Shaibu; Mohammed Ibrahim

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Spring 2017, Pages 11-17

Abstract
  The study analyzed farm households’ access and utilization of government health facilities in Kogi State, Nigeria. Specifically, it described the socioeconomic characteristics of farm households, determined the level of accessibility to health facilities by farm households, and determined the factors ...  Read More

Rural and Agricultural Sociology
3. Impact of Dust storm on Agricultural Production in Iran

Tahere Maleki; Mariyeh Sahraie; Fatemeh Sasani; Mahana Shahmoradi

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Spring 2017, Pages 19-26

Abstract
  One of the environmental concerns during the past decade is dust pollutant. This phenomenon is extensively known around the globe. In Iran, this destructive phenomenon has created serious problems among environmental policy-makers in general and agricultural producers in specific. Kermanshah Province ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
4. Perceived Effectiveness of Agricultural Extension Methods Used to Disseminate Improved Technologies to Rice Farmers in Kogi State, Nigeria

Tijani Abdulhamid Ahmed; Rashid Solagberun Adisa

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Spring 2017, Pages 27-34

Abstract
  The study assessed the perceived effectiveness of agricultural extension methods used to disseminate improved technologies to rice farmers in kogi state, Nigeria. The specific objectives were to describe the socio – economic characteristics of the rice farmers, to assessed farmers level of contact ...  Read More

Agricultural Education
5. Effect of Services and Facilities of Tobacco Companies Ion Tobacco Crop in Malakand Division, Pakistan

Faheem Khan; Bilal Ahmad; Badar Siddiqui; Nowshad Khan

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Spring 2017, Pages 35-42

Abstract
  The present research is conducted to find out the services and facilities of tobacco companies in promotion of tobacco crop in Malakand division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. A multi-stage sampling technique applied for selection sample size. In this method, 135 tobacco growers were selected from ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
6. Assessment of the Effect of Rural Transportation Cost On Agricultural Productivity in Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi State, Nigeria

Ufedo Shaibu; Felix Oyibo

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Spring 2017, Pages 43-49

Abstract
  This study assessed the effect of rural-urban transportation on agricultural produce in Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi State, Nigeria. Primary data obtained from 90 rural farming households were analysed using frequency count, Ordinary Least Square (OLS) regression analysis and mean score from a ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
7. Comparative Analysis of Profitability of Cassava Production among Agricultural Development Programme (Adp) and Non-Adp Contact Cassava Farmers in Abia State, Nigeria

Kelechi Charles Osondu

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Spring 2017, Pages 51-60

Abstract
  This study was conducted in Abia state, Nigeria with specific objectives to: describe socio economic characteristics of ADP and non-ADP contact farmers; estimate profitability level of the two farmer groups; compare profitability of cassava production among the two farmer groups; determine factors that ...  Read More