Agricultural Extension
1. Socio-Economic Improvement of Women: An Impact Evaluation of Womens' Involvement with Integrated Farming Systems in Bangladesh

Nahid Anjuman; Md. Abdul Momen Miah; Rufiqunnessa Ali; Mohammed Nasir Uddin

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Autumn 2017, Pages 61-71

Abstract
  Socio-economic improvement of rural people especially women is one of the challenges in Bangladesh. While integrated farming system is the potential area of working opportunity of the women to improve their socio-economic conditions. Considering this issue, this paper was to examine the improvement of ...  Read More

Rural and Agricultural Sociology
2. Assessment of Poverty Alleviation Strategies Used By Rural Farming Households in Ondo State, Nigeria

Felix. O. Oladipo; Abdulrazaq Daudu; M. M. Kuye

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Autumn 2017, Pages 73-78

Abstract
  Poverty has plagued many rural farming household in Nigeria. Despite several approaches adopted by Government to ameliorate poverty among its citizenry, the number of people living in impoverished condition has continued to rise. This study therefore aimed at assessing the poverty alleviation strategies ...  Read More

Rural and Agricultural Sociology
3. Assessing Cost Effective Management Options of Eichhornia crassipes in Ecotourism Ramsar Sites, Nepal

Ram Asheshwar Mandal; Pramod Kumar Jha; Nir Krakaue; Ajay Jha; Tarendra Lakhankar

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Autumn 2017, Pages 79-83

Abstract
  Ecotourism is growing business in Nepal due to domestic and international visitors. Specifically, natural lakes in Ramsar sites are very potential avenues for boating, scenic beauty and study the aquatic ecosystem. However Eichhornia crassipes has been threatening the beauty, ecosystem and eco-tourism ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
4. Agrobiodiversity Conservation Techniques Adopted By Rural Farmers in Kware Local Government Area Nigeria

Aliyu Akilu Barau; James Abbah Michael

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Autumn 2017, Pages 85-90

Abstract
  The study examined agrobiodiversity conservation techniques adopted by rural farmers in Kware Local Government Area, Nigeria. Multistage sampling procedure was used to arrive at 120 farmers from three selected villages. Forty (40) interview schedule were administered in each of the sampled villages. ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
5. Factors Affecting Groundnut Market Outlet Choice in Moisture Stress Area of Babile District, Eastern Ethiopia: Multivariate Probit Approach

Jafer Ahmed; Abdulaziz Umare; Nasir Mahamed; Oromia Galane; Kebret Desse

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Autumn 2017, Pages 91-101

Abstract
  The groundnut plant has the ability to survive in areas of low rainfall because it is a legume and it increases soil fertility by fixing nitrogen in the soil. The study area is known by erratic and uneven rainfall while groundnut is the main cash crop in the area. The study identified the groundnut market ...  Read More

Extension of Sustainability
6. Agricultural Extensification and Biodiversity Loss in Ikom Cross River State, Nigeria

Odey Ogah; Tsue Peter Terfa; Ugorja, Comfort Livinus

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Autumn 2017, Pages 103-110

Abstract
  The study analyzed agricultural extensification and biodiversity loss in Cross River State, Nigeria. The study used primary data with the aid of a well-structured questionnaire to collect data from one hundred and ten respondents (110) through simple random sampling technique. Data collected were analyzed ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
7. Comparative Analysis of Shea-butter Production Techniques Used among Women Processors in Baruten and Ilorin-South Areas, Kwara State, Nigeria

Abdulrazaq Daudu; Felix Oladipo; Fadekemi Awosusi

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Autumn 2017, Pages 111-117

Abstract
  The study compared the shea-butter production techniques used among women processors in Baruten and Ilorin-South Local Government Areas of Kwara State, Nigeria. A multistage sampling technique was used to elicit information from 120 respondents through a structured interview schedule with questionnaire. ...  Read More