126. Role of Agricultural Extension Courses in Adoption of Sustainable Agriculture (Case Study: Wheat Farmers of Shoushtar Township)

Azadeh Noorollah Noorivandi

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2011, , Pages 117-120

  Identifying role of extension system in adoption of new technologies have important role to developing favorable extension systems. For supporting sustainable agriculture in Iran needs extension systems to be carefully thought and accurately implemented. The purpose of this is analyzing role of extension ...  Read More

127. Transformation in Smallholder Agriculture through Intensification in Ethiopia: Determinants and Implications

Habtamu Yesigat

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2012, , Pages 123-128

  It is a challenge for a farmer with limited resources to decide on the production of commodities and investment in the farm. Transformation of smallholder subsistence agriculture, to market oriented value addition based agriculture is vital for poverty reduction in Ethiopia. This study was initiated ...  Read More

Extension and Economic
128. Willingness To Pay For Organic Vegetables among Households in Anambra State, Nigeria

C Nwofoke; B Bargissa

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, , Pages 123-132

  This paper reports the result of a study that empirically determined the willingness to pay for organic vegetables among households in Anambra State, South East Nigeria. Multi-stage sampling technique was adopted in the selection of 120 respondents for the study. Primary and a secondary data collected ...  Read More

129. Assessment of Awareness and Adaptation to Climate Change among Rainfed Farmers in Um Alqora Locality, Gezira State, Sudan

Ahmed M. Abdel Rahman; Mohamed E. Hamid

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2013, , Pages 133-138

  Climate change represents the major challenge to Sudan agricultural production, economics and food security. Changes in temperature, rainfalls, water availability, increased outbreak of pest and diseases, land degradation, soil erosion, shrinking of grazing and cultivate areas, ongoing desertification ...  Read More

130. Effectiveness of Cassava Women Processors in Value Addition Technologies in Abia State, Nigeria

K. M Okoroafor; C. U Nwaobiala

Volume 4, Issue 3 , Summer 2014, , Pages 137-142

  This study analyzed the effectiveness of cassava women processors in value addition technologies in Abia State, Nigeria. Purposive and simple random sampling techniques were used to select ninety (90) women. Data for the study were collected through a structured questionnaire and analyzed with descriptive ...  Read More

Rural Woman Education
131. Value Addition Initiatives of Women in Processing Dairy Products in Kwara State, Nigeria

Sola Komolafe; Mariam Ibrahim; Gbolagade Adesiji; Adeseye Awoyemi

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 141-148

  This study assessed the value Addition employed in processing of dairy products in Ilorin West Local Government Kwara state, Nigeria. Two-stage sampling procedure was employed to select 114 respondents from Wara, Ogundele, and Egbejila communities. Interview schedule was used to collect data from respondents. ...  Read More

Rural and Agricultural Sociology
132. 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

    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

133. The Role of Livestock Cooperatives in Improving Economic Status of Animal Raisers: A Case Study on Cattle Breeders, Hamedan, Iran

Samira Jeyhooni; Mohammad Karim Motamed; Reza Movahedi; Hadi Fathi

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2011, , Pages 165-169

  The aim of this study was to investigate the role of livestock cooperatives in improving economic status of animal holders in Hamedan province. The study has used a surveying methodology. For gathering data a structured questionnaire was used and its reliability was calculated by Cronbach's Alpha test ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
134. Agricultural Extension Needs of Frontline Extension Workers under a Pluralistic Advisory System: Case of Zimbabwe Agricultural Growth Programme.

Christopher Gadzirayi; Never Mafuse; Emmanuel Zivenge; Ronald Veremu; Waddlove Sansole

Volume 10, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, , Pages 165-172

  Compartmentalised extension prohibits the uptake of new technology thereby inhibiting agricultural growth. Extension services aimed at increased agricultural growth should have a market-led and evidence-based pluralistic advisory system that is coordinated by the government’s Agricultural and Technical ...  Read More

Agricultural Education
135. Analysis of Electronic Learning Facilities Utilization among Agricultural Students of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike Abia State, Nigeria

Chioma Nwaobiala; O.O Ekumankama; E. M Nwagbara

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2015, , Pages 171-178

  This study investigated utilization of electronic learning facilities among Agricultural students in Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike. One hundred and twenty (120) students undergoing training in different agricultural courses in the university were randomly selected. Data were collected ...  Read More

136. Farmers’ Knowledge and Perception regarding Privatization and Commercialization of Agricultural Extension Services in Delta State, Nigeria

Ajieh Patrick Chuks

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2012, , Pages 175-179

  This study examined the knowledge and perception of farmers regarding privatization and commercialization of agricultural extension services in Delta State, Nigeria. A sample size of 90 farmers in contact with extension agents was randomly selected for the study. Data for the study was collected through ...  Read More

137. Effectiveness of Technology Dissemination and Adoption among Farmers in Cross-River State, Nigeria

Agbarevo, M.N. Benjamin; Nwachukwu Ephraim. O

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2013, , Pages 192-198

  This study compared farmers’ rating of extension effectiveness in technology dissemination to the level of adoption. In conducting the study, 180 farmers participating in extension programme in Cross-River State were randomly selected through multi-stage random sampling technique. The data collected ...  Read More

138. Analyzing Farm Operations Cooperation Groups in Central Agricultural Zone of Delta State Nigeria

Albert Ukaro Ofuoku

Volume 4, Issue 4 , Autumn 2014, , Pages 197-204

    T he purpose of this study was to examine farm operations cooperation groups in Central Agricultural Zone of Delta State, Nigeria. All the members of the six  selected groups were used for the study. The data which were collected with the use of questionnaire and interview schedule were ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
139. Structural Model of Job Satisfaction in Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO) Staff Based on Herzberg Motivational Theory

Jamshid Abdi; Sahar Dehyour; Azita Zand; Masoumeh Arfaee

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 199-209

  This study intends to draw a structural model of job satisfaction from the perspective of Herzberg’s hygiene-motivation theory. The study was conducted on 528 staff of Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Iran. The sample size was determined by the Cochran method (n=222) and ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
140. Impact of Feed Sources and Feeding System on Milk Production and Marketing in the Babille District of East Hararghe Zone, Ethiopia

Ajabush Dafar; Bedasa Eba Tebeje

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, , Pages 211-219

  The aim of this article was to investigate the impact of feed sources and feeding system on milk production and milk marketing in the Babille district of Eastern Hararghe zone. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire which was administered to 152 randomly selected sample dairy cow keepers ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
141. Analysis of Farmers’ Feedback on Agricultural Development Project’s (ADP’S) Performances in Kogi State, Nigeria

Adejo Grace; Saliu J.; Adejo P. Emmanuel

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2015, , Pages 236-244

  his study investigated the farmers’ feedback on Agricultural Development Project’s (ADP’s) performance. The study was carried out in Kogi State, Nigeria. Interview schedules were used to collect data from 160 contact farmers and 80 field extension workers who were randomly selected ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
142. Influence of Women on Crop Choice Decision Making among Farm Households in Northern Ghana

Alhassan Andani; John D. Baptist Jatoe

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 17-28

  This paper investigates the effect of women’s involvement in intra-household decision making on crop choice decisions, relative to indigenous food crops combinations by farm households. The study draws on choice theory and estimates a multinomial logit regression model using a survey data of 271 ...  Read More

143. Identifying Factors affecting Optimal Management of Agricultural Water

Masoud Samian; Karim Naderi Mahdei; Heshmatollah Saadi; Reza Movahedi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2013, , Pages 27-35

  The main purpose of this study was to explore the factors affecting optimal management of agricultural water in Hamadan's area. The statistical population of the study included all Hamadan's farmers. A number of 148 farmers were selected randomly through a proportional sampling method in two phases. ...  Read More

144. Inhibiting and promoting factors influencing rural immigration: A case from Iran

Musa Aazami; Mehrdad Pouya; Homa SorushMehr; Tahereh Charkhtabian

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2012, , Pages 27-30

     The main purpose of this study was to explore factors influencing immigration from rural to urban areas in Varkaneh , a famous village and tourist destination located in western part of Iran- Hamedan. A questionnaire was designed and validated by a panel of experts from Extension Education ...  Read More

145. Selecting the Cultivation Pattern based on Economic Value of Water in Gotvand Township, Iran

M. A, Sabbagi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter 2011, , Pages 27-31

  Considering Iran geographical location, water is the most limited factor in agriculture section. Therefore, it would be logical to consider water as one of the most significant criteria in selection of cultivation model. The purpose of this study is assigning cultivation pattern based on economic value ...  Read More

146. Assessment of Post-harvest Management Information Needs of Yam Farmers in Kogi State, Nigeria

P. E Adejo; J. O Okwu; V. O Okwoche

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter 2015, , Pages 35-43

  The study assessed the post-harvest management information needs of yam farmers in Kogi State. Interview schedules were used to collect data from 189 yam farmers who were randomly selected from the four agricultural zones of the State (Zone A, B, C and D) by using multistage random sampling techniques. ...  Read More

Agricultural Education
147. Effect of Services and Facilities of Tobacco Companies Ion Tobacco Crop in Malakand Division, Pakistan

Faheem Khan; Bilal Ahmad; Badar Siddiqui; Nowshad Khan

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Spring 2017, , Pages 35-42

  The present research is conducted to find out the services and facilities of tobacco companies in promotion of tobacco crop in Malakand division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. A multi-stage sampling technique applied for selection sample size. In this method, 135 tobacco growers were selected from ...  Read More

148. Farmers’ Perception and Management of Natural Hazards in Production and Security of Farm Investment in Isuikwuato, Abia State, Nigeria

Emerole C. O; Anyiro C. O

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2014, , Pages 37-42

  This study on farmers’ perception and management of natural hazards in production and security of farm investment was carried out in Isuikwuato Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria. The study was sought to identify farmers’ perceived natural hazards in food production; identify adopted ...  Read More

Agricultural Education
149. The opinion of respondents about the effects of Grazing on Tabar (Ipomaea kordofana) on animal health and milk characteristics in Gezira State, Sudan

Mohamed Hashim

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Spring 2016, , Pages 37-40

  Abstract The objective of the experiment was the opinion of respondent about effects of Grazing on Tabar plant on animal health and milk characteristic in Gezira State, Sudan. This the questionnaire was conducted in two localities of Gezira state where Tabar plant was cultivated. This included, South ...  Read More

150. Accumulation and distribution of metals in Phragmites australis (common reed) and Scirpus maritimus (alkali bulrush) in contaminated soils of Lia industrial area

M, Ebrahimi; M, Jafari; Gh. R, Savaghebi; H, Azarnivand; A, Tavili; F, Madrid

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2011, , Pages 73-81

  The concentration of three metals, zinc, copper and chromium in roots, rhizomes, stems and leaves of Phragmites australis (common reed) and Scirpus maritimus, and in the corresponding sediment and water samples from Lia industrial area (Qazvin, Iran) were investigated to determine difference in distribution ...  Read More