Rural and Agricultural Sociology
1. 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

Abstract
  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

Rural and Agricultural Sociology
2. 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

Rural and Agricultural Sociology
3. 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

Abstract
  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 and Agricultural Sociology
4. Analysis of Factors Influencing Food Security Status of Female Headed Farm Households in Abia State, Nigeria

Kelechi Charles Osondu

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, , Pages 1-10

Abstract
  This study analysed factors influencing food security status of female headed farm households in Abia state, Nigeria. Multistage random sampling technique was employed in selecting 240 female headed farm households from whom data were collected using structured questionnaire. Data collected were analyzed ...  Read More

Rural and Agricultural Sociology
5. Resolving Methods of Marital Discords and Conflicts of Rural Women – Field Study in Menia Governorate, Egypt

Elham Abdou Mohammed Aly

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, , Pages 147-165

Abstract
    This study was performed to identify resolving methods of marital discords and conflicts among rural women in different dimension fields, as well to study the relationship among a number of independent variables and the resolving methods of these marital discords and conflicts among rural women. ...  Read More

Rural and Agricultural Sociology
6. Livelihood assessment of the fish farmers converted from agricultural farming in selected areas of Mymensingh district, Bangladesh

Md. Touhidur Rahman; Md. Asaduzzaman; Shahali Shahana Mitul; Md. Islam; Limon Deb

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 43-48

Abstract
  The study was undertaken to determine the socio-economic impact on agricultural farmers converted to fish farmers of Muktagachha Upazila in Mymensingh district. Questionnaire survey method was followed to collect data from the sample farmers. From the survey it was found that all 30 fishermen were male. ...  Read More

Rural and Agricultural Sociology
7. 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

Rural and Agricultural Sociology
8. 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
9. 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
10. 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

Rural and Agricultural Sociology
11. 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

Abstract
  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

Rural and Agricultural Sociology
12. Assessment of the use of Rural Radio as an Agricultural Information Dissemination Tool among Rural Farmers in Dekina Local Government of Kogi State, Nigeria.

Adejo P. E.; Adejo O.; Ahmed A.; Bello D

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Autumn 2016, , Pages 65-70

Abstract
  ABSTRACT The study assessed the use of rural radio as agricultural information dissemination tool among farmers in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State. The specific objectives were to: describe the socio-economic characteristics of the respondents, identify rural and agricultural programmes normally ...  Read More

Rural and Agricultural Sociology
13. The Impact of Rural-Urban Migration on Poultry Production in the Niger Delta Region, Nigeria

Albert Ofuoku; Oghenesuvwe Okpara; Oghenebrorhie Obakanurhe

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Spring 2016, , Pages 13-20

Abstract
  This study was conducted to reveal the impact of rural-urban migration on broiler production in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. Data were collected from 795 household heads and farmers/managers/supervisors of 25 selected broiler farms in the study area. Descriptive statistics and multiple regression ...  Read More

Rural and Agricultural Sociology
14. Labour Migration and Rural Agricultural Production in Southwestern Nigeria

Odeleye Taiwo Grace

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2015, , Pages 259-264

Abstract
  In recent years, Nigeria witnessed significant labour migration coupled with reduction in rural agricultural productivity. Youths abandoned farms for ventures with high returns and less drudgery in cities thus labour availability in peak agricultural seasons became scarce. The declining farm population ...  Read More

Rural and Agricultural Sociology
15. Effects of Agricultural Child Labour on Children’s Perception of Farming Occupation in Delta State, Nigeria

Albert Ofuoku; Angela Izukanne Emodi

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2015, , Pages 221-230

Abstract
  This study examined the effects of agricultural child labour on children’s perception of farming occupation in Delta State, Nigeria. A total of 336 respondents comprising of 112 farming household heads and 224 children in the selected households were used for the study.Farming activities of the ...  Read More

Rural and Agricultural Sociology
16. Effect of Land Fragmentation on Smallholders’ Productivity in Imo State, Nigeria

Onwuchekwa Raphael Iheke; Ebuka Testimony Amaechi

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2015, , Pages 195-201

Abstract
  This study analyzed the determinants of the productivity of smallholder arable crop farmers with a particular focus on land fragmentation using the Simpson Index as measures of land fragmentation in Imo state of Nigeria. Data collected by using structured questionnaire and interview schedules were analyzed ...  Read More

Rural and Agricultural Sociology
17. Comparative Benefits of Mobile Telephone in Selected Rural and Urban Locations of Obio/Akpor Local Government

Franklin Nlerum; Anthony Nnodim

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, , Pages 107-117

Abstract
  The study comparatively identified the benefits of mobile telephone to users in selected rural and urban locations in Obio/Akpor local government area of Rivers State, Nigeria. Stratified and simple random sampling techniques were used in selecting 60 rural and 60 urban phone users to have a total sample ...  Read More