1. Adoption of Soil Conservation Technologies among Farmers in the Upper East Region of Ghana

Fariya Abubakari; Farida Abubakari; Victor Owusu

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer 2014, Pages 61-76

  Soil erosion is one of the most important forms of land degradation that threatens continued and sustained agricultural production in Ghana. The most severely affected areas are the three northern regions especially Upper East Region, where large tracts of land have been destroyed by water erosion leading ...  Read More

2. Analysis of Entrepreneurial Behavior among Cassava Farmers in Ebonyi State, Nigeria

Oko-Isu Anthony; Nwachukwu Ifeanyi Ndubuto; Oteh Ukeh Ogbonnaya; Njoku Maria Etomchi

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer 2014, Pages 69-74

  The study assessed the entrepreneurial behaviour of smallholder cassava farmers in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. Multistage sampling technique was employed in the selection of 108 cassava farmers across the agricultural zones in Ebonyi state using pretested and structured questionnaire from which data and information ...  Read More

3. Sustainable Information Exchange and Market Access: Use of Mobile Phone in the Marketing of Food Crops by Farming Households in Rural South East Nigeria

Agwu N. M.; Obasi R. O.; Oteh O. U; Anuakpado P. A

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer 2014, Pages 75-81

  The place of information in addressing market access and participation limitation, which hinders farmer’s welfare and poverty reduction efforts in many developing countries, cannot be over-emphasized. This study therefore examined the use of mobile phone in the marketing of food crops among farming ...  Read More

4. Application of Information and Communication Technology for Dissemination of Agricultural Information among Farmers: Challenges and Opportunities

Riti Thapar Kapoor

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer 2014, Pages 83-91

  Agriculture is the backbone of India’s economy as two-third of the population live in rural areas and directly or indirectly depend on agriculture for their livelihood. India’s food production has improved significantly during the last three decades due to all-round efforts but Indian agriculture ...  Read More

5. Enhancing Farmer Productive Capacity: Case of Action Research Based Conservation Agriculture

Christopher Tafara Gadzirayi; Never Mafuse; Vincent Munyati

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer 2014, Pages 93-97

  The study sought to explore approaches for co-creation of conservation agriculture (CA) knowledge amongst farmers, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), government and specialist researchers. The aim of the study was to explore farmer initiated food security strategies among small holder resource poor ...  Read More

6. Studying Relationship between Socio-Cultural, Economical and Managerial Factors with the Participation Rate of Agricultural Cooperatives’ Members (Case Study, Shirvan Chardavol Township, Ilam Province, Iran)

Mohammad Bagher Arayesh

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer 2014, Pages 99-104

  The purpose of this research was studying relationship between socio- cultural, economical and managerial factors with the participation rate of agricultural cooperative's members in the Shirvan Chardavol township in the Ilam province, Iran. The method of this study is descriptive-correlative. A researcher ...  Read More

7. Factor Affecting Rain-Water-Harvesting Technology Adoption and Farmers Practices against Drought and Water Shortage in Eastern Hararghe Low Land, Ethiopia

Jafer Mume; Aman Kemal

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer 2014, Pages 105-114

  Rain-water-harvesting is one of the means by which agricultural production can be increased to meet the growing food demands in all regions. The study indentified the factor affecting rain-water-harvesting technology adoption for irrigation and farmers practice in water harvesting against drought in ...  Read More

8. Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) Compliance of Extension Personnel Inimo State Agricultural Extension Service Delivery System of Nigeria

Ibezim G. M. C; Osondu C. K

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer 2014, Pages 115-121

  The purpose of the study was to examine compliance of extension personnel in Imo state agricultural extension service delivery system of Nigeria. A purposive and multi-stage random sampling was used to select 105 extension personnel from the three agricultural zones of the state. Data generated were ...  Read More