Agricultural Extension
1. Training Needs of Agricultural Extension Agents in Delta State, Nigeria

Ajieh P. C; Ulakpa J. E

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 65-70

Abstract
  This study examined the training needs of agricultural extension agents in Delta State, Nigeria. A sample of 102 respondents was drawn from extension agents in the States’ Agricultural Development Programme (ADP), Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources (MANR) and the FADAMA Programme. Data ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
2. Knowledge Level of Rice Farmers Regarding Cultivation Practices In Mahanawiyah district, AL-Qadisiya Province, Iraq

Bassim H. Kshash

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 71-78

Abstract
  Productivity of most common Iraqi rice cultivar was low compared to an average production among major rice-producing countries, this  may be due to inadequacy of knowledge and skills of rice farmers about rice cultivation practices. The study was conducted in Mahanawiyah district of AL-Qadisiya ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
3. Determinants of Credit Access by Small Scale Farmers in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, Nigeria

Sunday Onalo Adejoh; Obe Christopher Adah

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 79-85

Abstract
  This study is on the determinants of credit access by small scale farmers in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, Nigeria. The specific objectives are to; identify the major source of credit among the small scale farmers; estimate the determinants of farmers’ access to formal credit; compare ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
4. Effectiveness of Microcredit Fund Scheme in Economic Empowerment of Rural Women in Tehran Province

Samira Saadat Salehi Abri; Mehrdad Niknami

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 87-93

Abstract
  Microcredit scheme is an important poverty alleviation method that facilitates the development of rural communities by creating and developing income-generating activities, especially for low-income women. The present study was aimed to examine the effectiveness of the microcredit fund scheme on the ...  Read More

Rural Youth Education
5. Extent of Youths’ Involvement in Agricultural Programmes and Projects in South Eastern Nigeria

Hyacinth Udeanya Nwalieji; Margaret Ngozi Okeke; Christopher Ositadimma Uzuegbunam; Joseph Chigozie Udemezue

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 95-102

Abstract
  The study determined extent of youths’ involvement in agricultural programmes and projects in the south eastern Nigeria. The population of the study comprised all the youths, male and female between the ages of 18 to 40 years that were involved in one or more programmes/projects in south eastern ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
6. Farmers’ Perception of Effectiveness of Agricultural Extension Agents in Anambra State, Nigeria

Hyacinth Nwalieji; Nneamaka Nnabueze

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 103-110

Abstract
  The study assessed farmers’ perception of effectiveness of agricultural extension agents in Anambra State, Nigeria. The population of the study comprised all contact farmers and extension agents in Anambra State. Multi-stage, purposive and simple random sampling techniques were used to select 200 ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
7. Assessment on Farm Enterprises, Major Agricultural Risks and Demand for Micro-Insurance Services by Smallholder Farmers in Selected Areas of Benishangulgumuz, Western Ethiopia

Alemayehu Lamore

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 111-119

Abstract
  The study was conducted in Assosa district of Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, western Ethiopia, to assess major farm enterprises, agricultural risks and demand for micro-insurance services. Two peasant associations namely, Selga-23 and Kushmengel were selected to represent settler and native farming ...  Read More