Agricultural Extension
1. Willingness and Motivation of Nigerian Youth to Pursue Agricultural Careers After Graduation

Grace Inegbedion; Md. Mofakkarul Islam

Volume 11, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, , Pages 55-69

  Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has the world’s highest proportion of young population and there has been widespread interest in and calls for engaging this youth in agricultural occupations for achieving sustainable agricultural development and food security in the region. Yet, very little is known if ...  Read More

Rural and Agricultural Sociology
2. Measuring Socioeconomic Status of Rural Households in Edo State, Nigeria: An Asset-Based Approach

Eddy Onemolease; A.O Akioya

Volume 10, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, , Pages 173-183

  Available data on farmers’ socioeconomic or poverty status have focused on the use of money-metric measure of income and/or expenditure, an approach that has been criticized. An alternative, proposed to assessing households’ welfare has been to use asset indices; unfortunately, there is dearth ...  Read More

Extension of Sustainability
3. 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

  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
4. 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

  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 Planning
5. Perception, Adaptation Strategies and Challenges of Climate Change among Rural Households in Anyigba, Dekina Local Government Area Of Kogi State, Nigeria

Haruna Opaluwa; Opeyemi Gbenga; Nyamida Mercy

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 171-176

  Climate change is one of the most serious challenges confronting agriculture, particularly, in rural Nigeria. This study examined the perception, adaptation strategies and challenges of climate change among rural households in Kogi State, Nigeria. A two stage sampling techniques was used in the study. ...  Read More

Rural and Agricultural Sociology
6. Determinants of Vulnerability to Poverty among Rice Farmers: A Case Study of Nasarawa Rice Hub, Nigeria

Babatunde Olanrewaju; Opeyemi Gbenga; Zubair Idris

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, , Pages 35-41

  The study examined factors influencing rice farmers` vulnerability to poverty, identified coping strategies employed by farmers to manage livelihood shocks that predisposes them to poverty and determined the impact of poverty on rice production in Nasarawa state, Nigeria. The study was carried out in ...  Read More

Rural Youth Education
7. 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

  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

Rural and Agricultural Sociology
8. Gender Roles in Livestock Production among Urban Farming Households in Southeast Nigeria

Anthonia Asadu; I.A Enwelu; P.I. Ifejika; E.M Igbokwe

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Autumn 2016, , Pages 107-112

  This study identified different roles played by urban household members in livestock production in Southeast Nigeria. Data were collected from two hundred and ten (210) livestock keepers using interview schedule. The data obtained were analyzed using descriptive statistics. The mean age of the farmers ...  Read More

9. Factors Influencing Adoption of Improved Cassava Processing Technologies by Rural Women in Enugu State, Nigeria

Asadu A.N.; Agwu A.E.; Chah J.M.; Enwelu I.A

Volume 4, Issue 4 , Autumn 2014, , Pages 205-210

    T he study examined factors influencing the adoption of improved cassava processing technologies. Interview schedule was used to collect information from 100 rural women involved in cassava processing. The average age of the respondents was 51 years and majority (77%) had formal education. The ...  Read More

10. Analysis of Entrepreneurial Behavior among Cassava Farmers in Ebonyi State, Nigeria

Oko-Isu Anthony; Nwachukwu Ifeanyi Ndubuto; Oteh Ukeh Ogbonnaya; Njoku Maria Etomchi

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer 2014, , Pages 69-74

  The study assessed the entrepreneurial behaviour of smallholder cassava farmers in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. Multistage sampling technique was employed in the selection of 108 cassava farmers across the agricultural zones in Ebonyi state using pretested and structured questionnaire from which data and information ...  Read More

11. Prospects of Selected Forest Fruits and Vegetables in Enugu North Agricultural Zone of Enugu State, Nigeria

Eneje N.C.; Onwubuya E.A.; Mbah E.N

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2013, , Pages 173-180

  The study examined prospects of selected forest fruits and vegetables in Enugu North Agricultural zone of Enugu State, Nigeria. Structured interview schedule and focus group discussion were used to collect data from a sample of one hundred and twenty (120) respondents. Data were analyzed using matrix ...  Read More

12. Challenges to Soil Erosion Control Measures among Farmers in Anambra State, Nigeria: Implications for Extension Policy

Eze S.O; Mbah E.N

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2013, , Pages 219-227

  The study investigated challenges to soil erosion control measures among farmers in Anambra State, Nigeria. Purposive, multistage and random sampling techniques were employed in selecting a sample size of two hundred and forty (240) respondents. Structured interview schedule was used for data collection. ...  Read More

13. An Assessment of Farmers` Awareness on Extension Services in Nigeria: The Case of Farming Households in Kano State

Hassan Ibrahim; Zhou Jing; Li Min

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2013, , Pages 115-119

  This research was based on primary data collected through well designed and pre-tested questionnaire, to determine awareness of farmers on extension methods used by ADP in Kano state of Nigeria. Multistage sampling technique was used, in which three local governments were randomly selected. Secondly, ...  Read More

14. An Assessment of Agricultural Marketing Information System among Farmers Associations in Kano State, Nigeria

Hassan Ibrahim; Zhou Jing; Ibrahim Abdu; Mustapha Sanusi; Nafiu Bala Sanda

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer 2013, , Pages 75-80

  This study was conducted based on primary data collected using a questionnaire. A total of 90 respondents among farmers associations were interviewed in Kano state of Nigeria. Therefore, double stage stratified and purposive simple random sampling technique was used to select 30 respondents in each of ...  Read More

15. Constraints to Effective Use of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) among Small-scale Farmers in Anambra State, Nigeria

E.N. Ajani

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2012, , Pages 117-122

  The study was carried out in Anambra State, Nigeria. Questionnaire was used to collect data from a sample of one hundred and eight (108) small-scale farmers. Percentage, mean score, standard deviation and factor analysis were used for data analysis. The duration of the study was June 2009 and March, ...  Read More

16. Empirical Evidence of Fisheries Sub-Sector’s Contribution to the Nigerian Economy

Mafimisebi T.E.; Thompson O. A

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2012, , Pages 30-35

  The study examined relationship between the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Nigeria with the inputs of labour, capital and the output of fisheries. This is to ascertain that the fisheries contribution to the economy is more than is recorded in the sense that taking its indirect and direct economic impact ...  Read More

17. Determinants of Poverty among Rural Households in South Western States, Nigeria

Olubunmi Lawrence Balogun

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2011, , Pages 99-104

  Nigeria represents one of the paradoxes of development in which case the nation is rich but her people are poor. This study examines the rate of poverty among rural households in South western, Nigeria. A random multistage sampling was employed for the study. Ekiti and Osun states were randomly selected ...  Read More