1. Socio-economic and Farm-level Characteristics Influencing Adoption of Rice Production Technologies in Lavun Local Government Area of Niger State, Nigeria

Umar Sheshi Isah

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2014, , Pages 1-6

  The study examined the socio-economic and farm level characteristics influencing adoption of rice production technologies in Lavun Local Government Area of Niger State, Nigeria. A total of 76 farmers were randomly selected from 24 villages and data were collected using interview schedule. Descriptive ...  Read More

2. Accuracy of Extension Professionals’ and Farmers’ Perceptions regarding Privatization and Commercialization of Agricultural Extension Services

Ajieh Patrick Chuks

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2013, , Pages 1-6

  This study examined the accuracy between extension professionals and farmers regarding their perceptions of privatization and commercialization of agricultural extension services. The study was carried out in Delta State, Nigeria and it had a sample size of 224 respondents comprising of 134 extension ...  Read More

3. Livelihood Diversification among the Agricultural Land Scarce Peasants in the Central Highlands of Ethiopia

Reta Hailu; Ali Hassen

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2012, , Pages 1-8

  This article examines the livelihood strategies of land scarce peasants in Ethiopian. Land scarce peasants have a limited livelihood security on a sustainable manner and bypassed by major development programmes. The study was centred on two sets of rationales. First, for those peasants who do not ...  Read More

4. Some Physical Properties of Full-Ripe Banana Fruit (Cavendish variety)

M, Soltani; R, Alimardani; M, Omid

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter 2011, , Pages 1-5

  Physical properties of fruits and vegetables are the subject of many researches because of its importance in designing of agricultural machinery. Banana fruit is one of important fruit. In this study some physical properties of banana fruit (Cavendish variety) were determined. Properties which were measured ...  Read More

5. Utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) by Agricultural Extension Workers in Niger State, Nigeria

S.I Umar; U.S Mohammed; S Jibrin; R. K Usman; H Sallawu; M. H Usman

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter 2015, , Pages 1-6

  The study examined the utilization of information and communication technologies by agricultural extension workers in Niger State, Nigeria. To achieve the study objective, 206 respondents were proportionately and randomly selected from the three agricultural zones in the State through multi-stage sampling ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
6. Analysis of Factors That Motivate Agricultural Extension Agents in Abia State Agricultural Development Programme (ADP)

Joy Arisa; Kelechi Osondu

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Spring 2016, , Pages 1-11

  The study analyzed factors that motivate agricultural extension agents in Agricultural Development Programme of Abia State. Primary data were collected from 96 extension agents in Abia State, Nigeria who were selected using multi-stage random sampling technique. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
7. 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

  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

Agricultural Extension
8. Impact of Farmer Field Schools on Farmer`s Adoption of Wheat Production Technical Packages in Gezira Scheme, Sudan

Ahmed Mirghani Abdel Rahman; Wisal Abd Ebrahim Babiker Mohammed

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 1-6

  The main objective of this study was to assess the impact of farmer field schools on adoption of technical packages of wheat production in Gezira Scheme, Sudan. Field survey was used to collect data from 50 FFS-participants of two schools (25 from each school), and also equal number from Non-FFS participants ...  Read More

Rural and Agricultural Sociology
9. 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

  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

Agricultural Extension
10. Analysis of Farm Management Extension Services Performed by Extension Agents of Agricultural Development Projects in Southwest Nigeria

Rashid Adisa; Mudashir Mustapha; Kayode Balogun; Hussein Ibrahim; Waliyat Oloyede

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 7-15

  The study analyzed farm management extension services (FMESs) performed by the extension agents of Agricultural Development Projects in South West Nigeria. Study representatives were sampled randomly from Oyo ADP, Osun ADP and Ekiti ADP, making a 50% representation of the South-West. A proportionate ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
11. A Survey on the Comparison between Precision and Traditional Agriculture by Budgeting Method

Maryam Gharehbeigloo; Sahar Dehyouri; Azita Zand

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, , Pages 11-18

  The present study was conducted to compare precision and traditional agriculture by budgeting technique. Its statistical population consists of 210 experts in agricultural jihad organization of Qom province. The validity of Questionnaire as research tool ware confirmed by professors while its reliability ...  Read More

Agricultural Education
12. Designing the Structural Equation Model of Agricultural Entrepreneurship Development in Rural Areas of Iran (Case Study: Villages of Marvdasht County)

Mahdi Rahmaninkoshkaki; Yaghoub Zarei

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 17-27

  The main purpose of this descriptive-correlative study was to design the structural equation model of agricultural entrepreneurship development in villages of Kamfiruz district, Marvdasht County in Iran. The population of the study consisted of all 3106 families of 20 villages. According to the Bartlett ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
13. Effects of Adoption of Improved Maize Technology on Yield among Smallholder Maize Farmers in the Bawku West District of Upper East Region of Ghana

John Akumbole; Hamza Adam; Hudu Zakaria

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, , Pages 19-34

  For over a decade now improved maize technology constituting a package of fourteen production recommendations have been developed and disseminated to maize farmers in the Bawku West district of the Upper East region through the district department of agriculture. This paper presents findings of a study ...  Read More

Information Technology in Agriculture
14. Smallholder Farmers' Access and Use of Scientific Climatic Forecast Information in Mt. Elgon Region, Eastern Uganda

Narisi Mubangizi; Florence Birungi Kyazze; Paul Isolo Mukwaya

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 29-42

  Proper use of climatic forecast information in planning and implementing agricultural activities is critical for the improvement of the wellbeing of smallholder farmers whose livelihoods depend on rain-fed agriculture. This study employed a descriptive cross-sectional design involving 12 focus group ...  Read More

Rural and Agricultural Sociology
15. 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 and Agricultural Sociology
16. 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

  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

17. Gender and Net Farm Income of Cassava Farmers under Individual Land Tenure System in Abia State

A, Henri-Ukoha; J.S, Orebiyi; D.O, Ohajianya; U.C, Ibekwe; S.U.O, Onyeagocha; F.O, Nwosu; U.I, Nwaiwu

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2011, , Pages 47-54

  The study on gender and net farm income of cassava-based farmers under individual land tenure system was done in Abia State of Nigeria. The main objective was to determine the Net Farm Income (NFI) and the Benefit Cost Ratio (BCR) of the cassava farmers by gender vis-aviz their income levels as well ...  Read More

18. An Evaluation of The Major Constraints Hampering the Effective Functioning of the Nigerian Agricultural Cooperative and Rural Development Bank in Kogi State, Nigeria

Adofu I; Orebiyi J. S; Otitolaiye J. O

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Summer 2012, , Pages 49-53

  The study evaluated the major constraints hampering the effective functioning of the Nigerian Agricultural Cooperative and Rural Development Bank (NACRDB) in Kogi State, Nigeria. Using the food crop farmers as a case study, a multi-stage random sampling technique was used to select three agricultural ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
19. Analysis Gender Role and Factors Affecting Soil and Water Conservation Adoption in Kersa Districts of Eastern Hararghe Zone, Ethiopia: The Case of Fanya Juu, Soil and Stone Bund Measure

Jafer Mume Ahmed

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 49-58

  Soil conservation is the only known way to protect the productive land. In country like Ethiopia, where droughts and floods cause food scarcity problem, soil and water conservation not only increases crop yield, but also prevents further deterioration of land. Soil and water conservation preserve soil ...  Read More

Information Technology in Agriculture
20. Understanding Roles of Different Stakeholders Influencing the Use of Mobile Phones to Access Agricultural Information: A Case of Kilolo and Kilosa Districts, Tanzania

Siwel Nyamba; Malongo Mlozi

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, , Pages 51-60

  The study investigated the roles of different stakeholders influencing the use of mobile phones in accessing agricultural information in Tanzania. While information is becoming an important ingredient in agriculture, farmers in Tanzania suffer the problem of lacking access to agricultural information. ...  Read More

21. How can Small Rural Businesses with Emphasis on Entrepreneurship be promoted?

Masoud Samian; Reza Movahedi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer 2013, , Pages 61-65

  While promoting rural economic enterprises and businesses can contribute to create and strengthen entrepreneurship, this as a crucial strategy will accelerate rural development process. Through extending these businesses and strengthening entrepreneurship among rural people proper solutions can be found ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
22. 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

  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
23. 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 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

Agricultural Extension
24. 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

  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
25. Determinants of Opportunity Recognition in the Pattern of Agricultural Tech Startups in Northern Provinces of Iran

Mohammad Okhli; Hossein Didehkhani; Mohammad Sharif Sharifzadeh; Seyed Mohammad Reza Hosseini

Volume 9, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, , Pages 65-75

  Today, the role of start-ups in the new approach to the modern economy has received much attention. The purpose of this study was to present a model for identifying entrepreneurial opportunities for technology start-ups in agriculture in Northern Provinces of Iran. The statistical population consisted ...  Read More