Agricultural Education
176. Underlying Constructs of Farmers’ Perceptions towards Bt Cotton Among Former Cotton Farmers in Northern Ghana: Empirical Application of Q Methodology

Hudu Zakaria

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Spring 2016, , Pages 41-56

Abstract
  It is often argued that learning from best examples in the neighbouring Burkina Faso and elsewhere, Ghana can succeed in revamping the collapsing cotton industry by introducing Bt cotton to farmers. This paper therefore presents a survey findings on farmers’ views and perceptions towards the possible ...  Read More

177. The Agricultural Students' Satisfaction from Their Field of Study (Case Study: Bu-Ali Sina University, College of Agriculture)

Kambiz Karimi; Reza Movahedi; Nasim Izadi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2014, , Pages 43-49

Abstract
  This research has an aim to assess agricultural students' satisfaction from their field of study. The statistical population consisted of 1040 students from the University of Bu Ali Sina (800 bachelor and 240 master students) during the years of 2011 to 2013. Through stratified random sampling method ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
178. Assessment of the Effect of Rural Transportation Cost On Agricultural Productivity in Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi State, Nigeria

Ufedo Shaibu; Felix Oyibo

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Spring 2017, , Pages 43-49

Abstract
  This study assessed the effect of rural-urban transportation on agricultural produce in Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi State, Nigeria. Primary data obtained from 90 rural farming households were analysed using frequency count, Ordinary Least Square (OLS) regression analysis and mean score from a ...  Read More

179. The Nexus between Rural-Urban Migration and Child Labour in Agriculture in Delta State Nigeria

A.U Ofuoku; B.C Uweru

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter 2015, , Pages 45-51

Abstract
  This study was conducted in Delta State Nigeria to establish a nexus between rural-urban migration and child labour. Random sampling was applied to select rural settlements and this study covers 450 sample farming households. The results show that rural-urban migration influence child labour (P <0.05). ...  Read More

180. Mahabad Spring Freezing Forecasting, Using Synoptic Study

A, Gandomkar

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2011, , Pages 82-93

Abstract
  The quality of pressure distribution over the atmosphere of the sea level and geopotential altitude at different atmosphere layers affect on many climate and meteorology phenomena of the earth surface. One of the important meteorology phenomenon is the occurrence of frost phenomenon especially late spring ...  Read More

181. Growth and Heavy Metals Uptake of Puccinellia distans (Jacq.) Parl

Mahdiyeh Ebrahimi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Summer 2012, , Pages 83-88

Abstract
  The use of plants to remediate contaminated soil has been the most rapidly developing component in environmental cleansing. Although total concentration of heavy metals in soil is used for regulatory review, it also is beneficial to assess the potential for ecosystem impact through a series of bioassays. ...  Read More

182. Impact of Kampe Irrigation Dam on Farming Household Dietary Diversity in Kogi state, Nigeria

Babatunde R. O; Opeyemi G; Adenuga H. A; Olagunju F. I; Aminou A

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer 2013, , Pages 93-100

Abstract
  A diverse range of foods has been shown to increase energy and micronutrients intake in the developing countries. It is widely asserted in the literature and development circles that farm household access to irrigation dam can provide a significant improvement of household’s dietary diversity. ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
183. Gender Analysis of Access and Utilisation of Information and Communication Technologies in Ekiti state, Nigeria

O. T Yekinni; K. M Sunday; I. O Badiru

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Autumn 2016, , Pages 101-106

Abstract
  There is disparity in access to Information and Communication Technologies between male and female especially in developing countries. This study did a gender analysis of access and use of ICTs in Ekiti state, Nigeria. Multistage sampling procedure was used to select 178 respondents. Data collected were ...  Read More

Extension of Sustainability
184. Agricultural Extensification and Biodiversity Loss in Ikom Cross River State, Nigeria

Odey Ogah; Tsue Peter Terfa; Ugorja, Comfort Livinus

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 103-110

Abstract
  The study analyzed agricultural extensification and biodiversity loss in Cross River State, Nigeria. The study used primary data with the aid of a well-structured questionnaire to collect data from one hundred and ten respondents (110) through simple random sampling technique. Data collected were analyzed ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
185. Profitability Analysis and Constraints to Pepper (Capsicum Sp) Marketing in Ijumu Local Government Area, Kogi State, Nigeria

Ufedo Shaibu; Felix O. Oyibo; Stephen Ibitoye

Volume 9, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, , Pages 109-114

Abstract
  The study analyzed the profitability and constraints to pepper marketing in Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State, Nigeria. A multi-stage random sampling technique was used to select 75 pepper marketers from the list of registered pepper marketers with the pepper marketing association in the study ...  Read More

Extension of Sustainability
186. Constraints to Farmers Willingness to Pay for Private Irrigation Delivery in Nandom, Ghana

Yussif K; Obeng F K; Hudu Zakaria

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, , Pages 119-124

Abstract
  The study investigated the constraints to farmers’ intention to pay for private irrigation in Nandom District, Ghana. Using a key informant interviews and semi-structured questionnaires, the study collected data from 236 farmers. Data was analyzed with descriptive and inferential statistics. Kendall ...  Read More

187. Effect of the Physical Properties of Composite Packaging Materials on Keeping Quality of Smoked Catfish

Olayemi, Foline Folorunsho; Raji, Abdulganiy Olayinka; Bamishaiye, Eunice Iyabo

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2011, , Pages 127-131

Abstract
  Six different composite packaging materials were tested with the trades’ practice of polythene bags in storing smoked catfish for a period of six months. The thickness of the packaging materials ranges from 0.23 to 046 mm with water and oil absorption rates of the packaging materials varies from ...  Read More

188. Farmers Perception about gains from Integrated Pest Management Farmer Field School

Pawan Singh Bhandari

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2012, , Pages 137-142

Abstract
  The study was conducted among the two farmer groups in Bhaktapur and Kavre districts of Nepal. The main objective of the study is to evaluate the differences in belief, attitude and practices felt by the farmers after participation in the IPM FFS. The study has been based on data collected through personal ...  Read More

189. Exploring the Roles of Agricultural Extension in Promoting Food Security in Kwazulu-Natal Province, South Africa

Abdu-Raheem Kamal Adekunle

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2013, , Pages 147-158

Abstract
  Household food security remains a challenge in South Africa. The national government instituted the Integrated Food Security Strategy (IFSS) programme which identifies household agricultural production as an important element of improving household-level food security. Agricultural extension is well ...  Read More

190. Marketing Performance of Salad Vegetables: The Case of Cabbage Marketing in Abia State, Nigeria

Osondu, C. K.; Nwadike F. C; Ijioma J. C.; Udah S.C.; Ugboaja C .I.

Volume 4, Issue 3 , Summer 2014, , Pages 151-162

Abstract
  This study analyzed the performance of cabbage marketing in Abia State, Nigeria. Specifically the study sought to: describe socio-economic characteristics of cabbage marketers; identify marketing channels of cabbage; determine marketing cost components of cabbage marketers; determine marketing margins, ...  Read More

Extension and Economic
191. Profitability Assessment of Catfish Marketing In Ondo State, Nigeria

Oluwatoyin Olagunju

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 163-169

Abstract
  The study assessed the profitability of catfish marketing in Ondo State, Nigeria. Structured interviews were used to collect information from a total of 50 marketers in each selected town across four local governments using a multi-stage sampling technique. Descriptive statistics, Gini coefficient, and ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
192. Opportunities for Facebook to Improve Knowledge Transfer to Farmers and Enhance Agricultural Extension

Padraig Wims; Aine Galvin

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, , Pages 175-184

Abstract
  The aim of this paper was to report an action research that examined the potential of social media as a tool for knowledge transfer in agricultural extension. The research focused on developing group Facebook pages that were designed for adult farmers. A total of 49 participants who were already members ...  Read More

193. Comparison of the Efficiency of Traditional and Industrial Milk Production Units in Khuzestan Province

M. A. Sabaghi; H. Badavi; A. R. Ommani

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2011, , Pages 177-183

Abstract
  One of the most important measures, in order to increase animal products and reduce imports, is the industrialization of animal husbandry units, specially the dairy cattle. The condition of milk production would be improved by this industrialization, which is in the direction of increasing the efficiency ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
194. Absconding of Honeybee Colonies from Beehives: Underlying Factors and its Financial Implications for Beekeepers in Tanzania

Nicholaus Kuboja; Fredy Kilima; Aida Isinika

Volume 10, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, , Pages 185-193

Abstract
  A study was conducted to investigate honeybee colonies absconding from beehives and its financial implication among beekeepers in Tabora and Katavi regions, Western Tanzania. Four districts were selected on the basis of adoption of improved beehives. A total of 198 beekeepers were randomly selected for ...  Read More

195. Analysis Mechanization Skill of Wheat Farmers in Khoramabad Township, Iran

Namdar Sayadi

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2012, , Pages 187-190

Abstract
  The purpose of this study was analyzing the skill of Khoram Abad township wheat farmers regarding mechanization. This research was applied research and, based on methodology, was descriptive and correlative. Wheat farmers of Khoram Abad township, (N=18597) were considered as statistical population. Based ...  Read More

Management in Extension Systems
196. Factors Affecting Stakeholders Non-Participation in Rangeland Management Projects

Solieman Rasouliazar; Anvar Kordi; Loghman Rashidpour

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2015, , Pages 187-193

Abstract
  The purpose of this research was analyzing factors affecting non-participation of stakeholders in rangeland management projects. The research method was descriptive-correlative design in ranches of Piranshahr rangelands in western Azerbaijan province, Iran. All ranches that studied (Zioke Yurd, Ziuke ...  Read More

197. Determinants of Entrepreneurial Orientation of Rural Women Small Business Owners: The Case of Gambella Region of Ethiopia

Daniel Temesgen; Getachew Wodajo

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2013, , Pages 208-217

Abstract
  Small business and entrepreneurship play critical role in stimulating economic activity, creating jobs, alleviating poverty and uplift living standards in Africa. It is widely accepted that the Micro and Small Enterprise (MSE) sectors have the potential to provide a livelihood for a considerably large ...  Read More

198. Farmers’ Perception and Adoption of Yam Minisett Technology in Anambra State

Okoro B. O.; Ajieh P. C.

Volume 4, Issue 4 , Autumn 2014, , Pages 211-214

Abstract
  This study examined farmers’ perception and adoption of yam minisett technology. The study was carried out in Anambra State, Nigeria. A sample size of 120 yam farmers was used for the study. Data were collected using a structured and validated interview schedule. Data generated for the study were ...  Read More

Extension and Economic
199. Input-Output Relationship in Cassava Production: Empirical Evidence among Cassava Farmers in Kogi State, Nigeria

Thankgod Ameh Akoh; Ufedo Shaibu; Habibat Usman

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 211-217

Abstract
  This study assessed the input and output relationship in cassava production in Kogi State, Nigeria. A multistage random sampling technique was used to select 120 cassava farmers for the study. The survey instrument was a structured questionnaire. Data were collected on farmers’ socioeconomic characteristics, ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
200. Determinants of Adoption of Improved Maize Varieties in Zabzugu-Tatale Districts in the Northern Region of Ghana: A Case Study of Obaatanpa Variety

Wahab Ibn Hassan; Hamza Adam; Osman Damba Tahidu

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, , Pages 231-243

Abstract
  Low yield of maize continues to affect the livelihood of smallholder farmers in the Zabzugu-Tatale area despite the introduction of a high yielding Obatanpa maize variety. The study used a cross-sectional survey design with 240 randomly sampled household heads growing maize to examine determinants of ...  Read More