Agricultural Extension
201. Mechanisms for the Development of Human Resources in Khouzestan Sugarcane Agro Industrial Company

Neda Nasir pour; Azadeh N. Noorivandi

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2015, , Pages 253-257

Abstract
  The purpose of this research was identifying mechanisms for the development of human resources in Khouzestan sugarcane agro industrial company, Iran. This is an applied study and the research method was descriptive correlative. The population consisted of employees working in the sugarcane agro industrial ...  Read More

202. Effect of Phosphatic Fertilizers on Chemical Composition and Total Phosphorus Uptake by Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

Muhammad Bilal Khan; Muhammad Iqbal Lone; Rehmat Ullah

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2012, , Pages 37-42

Abstract
  Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) was grown in earthen pots containing soil of Balkasar Soil Series (Sandy Loam) in green house at the Department of Soil Science and SWC, Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi during Rabi season, 2007. The Crop was treated with two levels of Phosphorus ...  Read More

203. Entrepreneurship Approaches in Agricultural Cooperatives

M, Hekmat

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter 2011, , Pages 39-45

Abstract
  Economists look at the entrepreneurship from the prospective of profitability, investment, risk, and insight supporting the economical development but it seems that, in modern societies, entrepreneurship`s function is beyond the economical bounds. According to the stage and importance of entrepreneurship ...  Read More

204. Ekiti State Social Security Scheme (ESSSS) and its Effect on Food Security in Ekiti State, Nigeria

R. O. Babatunde; A. H. Adenuga; O. M. Adenuga; F. L. Olagunju

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2013, , Pages 44-52

Abstract
  This study was carried out to evaluate the Ekiti State Social Security Scheme (ESSSS) in Nigeria. Specifically, the study estimated the food security status of the beneficiaries and non beneficiaries of the scheme, assessed the effect of the social security scheme on households’ food security status, ...  Read More

205. Labour Information Utilization by Farmers in SW Nigeria

Odeleye Taiwo Grace

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2014, , Pages 51-56

Abstract
  Farmers need up to date information on efficient use and management of labour for agricultural production. Yet, they lack adequate and needed information. Hence, this study was undertaken to explore the sources and use of labour information by farmers in southwestern Nigeria. Multi-stage sampling procedure ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
206. Comparative Analysis of Profitability of Cassava Production among Agricultural Development Programme (Adp) and Non-Adp Contact Cassava Farmers in Abia State, Nigeria

Kelechi Charles Osondu

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Spring 2017, , Pages 51-60

Abstract
  This study was conducted in Abia state, Nigeria with specific objectives to: describe socio economic characteristics of ADP and non-ADP contact farmers; estimate profitability level of the two farmer groups; compare profitability of cassava production among the two farmer groups; determine factors that ...  Read More

207. The Potential of Blended Learning in Agricultural Education of Ireland

Donna Deegan; Padraig Wims; Tony Pettit

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter 2015, , Pages 53-64

Abstract
  The management of agricultural education faces on-going challenges to deliver current and effective materials in an approach that takes advantage of developments in education technology. In this article the use of blended learning was compared with the traditional approach for the instruction of theoretical ...  Read More

Agricultural Education
208. Assessment of the Usage of Liquid Fertilizer Technology in Dry Season Vegetable Production in Nigeria

Ivie Loretta Olaghere; Olubunmi Omotesho

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, , Pages 55-63

Abstract
  The use of liquid fertilizer as an alternate means of improving soil fertility has the possibility of increasing the quality and quantity of food crops. Specifically, this study was designed to examine the level of usage of liquid fertilizer among the dry season vegetable farmers; determine the intensity ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
209. Farmers’ Perception and Willingness to Pay for Technical Agricultural Information on Maize Production in Orire Local Government Area of Oyo State.

Olumuyiwa Olaniyi; Oluwatoyin Ismaila

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Spring 2016, , Pages 57-63

Abstract
  Agricultural extension services have been playing a central role in transformation process of agricultural sector in Nigeria but there are challenges which affect the quality of service delivery especially increasing cost of services and poor funding and therefore, promoting emergence of new extension ...  Read More

210. Demand for Institutional Credit from the Nacrdb by Small Scale Farmers in Imo State, Nigeria.

J. S, Orebiyi; C.C, Eze; A, Henri-Ukoha; F.C, Akubude; S.J, Ibitoye

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2011, , Pages 83-87

Abstract
  This study was designed to investigate the demand for institutional credit among small scale farmers in Imo State. A sample of 40 livestock and 50 food crop farmers were selected respectively using multistage random sampling technique. Data were collected with a well structured questionnaire administered ...  Read More

211. Erosion Hazard Index Methodology (EHIM) for Streams Erodibility Assessment (Ardabil-Province)

Reza Talaei; Farzaneh Azimi; Seyed Ahmad Hosseini

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Summer 2012, , Pages 89-97

Abstract
  An erosion hazard index methodology (EHIM) was developed for assessing stream erosion. The index of stream erosion is designed as a management tool. Assessing stream erosion involves consideration of a range of aspects of streams and a value judgment about a desirable state. The assessment of the erosion ...  Read More

212. Factors Affecting on Development of Processing and Complementary Industries of Date Palm in Khouzestan Province

Azadeh N. Noorivandi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer 2013, , Pages 101-105

Abstract
  The purpose of this research was identifying factors affecting the development of processing and complementary industries of date palm in Khouzestan province. The method of research was causal comparative. The population of this research was managers in processing and complementary industries of date ...  Read More

Rural and Agricultural Sociology
213. 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

Agricultural Extension
214. Comparative Analysis of Shea-butter Production Techniques Used among Women Processors in Baruten and Ilorin-South Areas, Kwara State, Nigeria

Abdulrazaq Daudu; Felix Oladipo; Fadekemi Awosusi

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 111-117

Abstract
  The study compared the shea-butter production techniques used among women processors in Baruten and Ilorin-South Local Government Areas of Kwara State, Nigeria. A multistage sampling technique was used to elicit information from 120 respondents through a structured interview schedule with questionnaire. ...  Read More

Extension Planning
215. Poultry Farm Characteristics and Poultry Farmers’ Perception of Farm Succession Planning in Southwest, Nigeria

O. O Arowolo; A. A Ogunronbi; S. O Apantaku; S. O Adeogun

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, , Pages 125-133

Abstract
  Intergenerational succession aims at the renewal of family farm and addresses the problem of increasing aged population of principal farm owners. This study assessed poultry farm characteristics and poultry farmers’ perception of farm succession planning in southwest Nigeria. A multistage sampling ...  Read More

216. Optimum Farm Plan for Food Security among Smallholder Farmers in Imo State, Nigeria

Ohajianya, D.O; Enwerem, V.A; Offodile, P.O; Onyeagocha, S.U.O; Osuji, M.N; Nwaiwu, I.U; Henri-Ukoha, A; Echetama, J.A

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2011, , Pages 133-136

Abstract
  The paper determined optimum farm plan for food security among smallholder farmers in Imo State, Nigeria. Data were collected with structured and validated questionnaire from 180 smallholder crops farmers in Imo State. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics (mean, frequency distribution and ...  Read More

217. Assessment of the Levels of Awareness and Use of Agricultural Insurance Scheme among the Rural Farmers in Kogi State, Nigeria

Stephen Jimoh Ibitoye

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2012, , Pages 143-148

Abstract
  The study investigated the levels of awareness and use of agricultural insurance scheme in Kogi State of Nigeria. A total of 240 respondents from eight communities were selected through a multistage random sampling technique. Data collected through structured questionnaire were analyzed using descriptive ...  Read More

218. The Relationship between Achievement Motivation and Job Efficiency of Agricultural Faculty Staff, Islamic Azad University, Shoushtar Branch

Masoud Ahmadinejad; Mahmoud Yaghoubidoost

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2013, , Pages 159-162

Abstract
  Te purpose of research was identifying the relationship between achievement motivation and efficiency of agricultural faculty staff, Islamic Azad University Shoushtar Branch. The method of research was a descriptive-correlative. The sample size was agricultural faculty staff (n=45). A five-point Likert-type ...  Read More

219. Assessment of Youth Involvement in Agricultural Production: The Case of Sabon-Gari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Nigeria

Issa F. O.; Obioma O. D.; Sallau R.

Volume 4, Issue 3 , Summer 2014, , Pages 163-171

Abstract
  This study assessed of youth involvement in agricultural production in Sabon Gari Local Government Area. The data used for this study were collected using interview schedule administered to 112 respondents who were selected through multi-stage sampling procedure. Descriptive statistics such as frequency, ...  Read More

220. The Influence of Socio-Economic Variables of Farmers on their Choice of Cassava Varieties in Kogi State, Nigeria.

S. J. Ibitoye

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2011, , Pages 185-193

Abstract
  This study examined the influence of socioeconomic variables of farmers on their choice of cassava varieties in Kogi State of Nigeria. A total of 360 cassava farmers were selected through multi-stage random sampling procedure. Data collected through structured questionnaire were analyzed using descriptive ...  Read More

221. Attitude of Wheat Farmers in Dezful Township Regarding Extension of Waste Reduction in Production Process

Mahdi Attar Roshan

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2012, , Pages 191-194

Abstract
  This study is aimed at evaluating and measuring the factors affecting the Dezful wheat farmers` attitude toward the extension of wheat waste reduction. The method of research was correlative- descriptive. The population of this study is all farmers cultivated wheat in Dezful from 2011 to 2012 (n=5291). ...  Read More

Rural and Agricultural Sociology
222. 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

223. Comparative Study of Interpersonal and Mass Media Usage among Rural Farmers in Kogi State

Adejoh S. O.; Adejo P.E.; Edoka M.H.

Volume 4, Issue 4 , Autumn 2014, , Pages 215-220

Abstract
    This study compared the use of interpersonal and mass media channels of communication among rural farmers in Kogi State, Nigeria. The specific objectives were to describe the socio economic characteristics of the farmers, determine the influence of socioeconomic characteristics on the usage of ...  Read More

224. 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

Abstract
  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

Rural and Agricultural Sociology
225. 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