1. 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

2. Ethnic Communities Own Agrobiodiversity Richness (A Case of Triyuga Municipality of Udayapur District In "epal)

Pawan Singh Bhandari

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2012, Pages 9-16

  The study was conducted in two settlements of ethnic communities in Triyuga municipality of Udayapur district, Nepal. The main objective of the study was to prepare an inventory of cultivated diversity of plants and animal species by the ethnic communities in the research site and their use in farming ...  Read More

3. Comparative Analysis of Productivity of Cassava Based Crop Mixture under Modern and Indigenous Technologies in Anambra State, Nigeria

Nwaiwu I. U; Obasi, P. C; Orebiyi, J. S; Ibekwe U. C; Korie O. C; Henri-Ukoha, A; Amaechi E. C. C; Osuagwu C. O

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2012, Pages 17-21

    This study compared and analyzed indigenous and modern agricultural technologies used in cassava production in Anambra State. Multi-stage sampling technique was used in sample selection. A total of 160 farmers were purposively selected from the four Agricultural zones that made up the state based ...  Read More

4. Wheat yield prediction modeling by soil properties: a case study in North-west of Iran

Afshin Morovvat; Mostafa Emadi; Mosa Shojae; Ahmad Pakpour; Leila Gholami; Javad Haji Aghasi; Ehsan Kamali

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2012, Pages 23-26

    Crop yields are dependent on a number of factors such as soil type, weather conditions and farming practices. Crop yield estimates in different soil types are required to meet the needs of farmers, land appraisers, and governmental agencies in Iran as around the world. This study was conducted ...  Read More

5. 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

6. Empirical Evidence of Fisheries Sub-Sector’s Contribution to the Nigerian Economy

Mafimisebi T.E.; Thompson O. A

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2012, Pages 30-35

  The study examined relationship between the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Nigeria with the inputs of labour, capital and the output of fisheries. This is to ascertain that the fisheries contribution to the economy is more than is recorded in the sense that taking its indirect and direct economic impact ...  Read More

7. 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

  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

8. Barriers of Pastures Insurance Development from Experts' Perspective

Maryam Omidi Najafabadi; Mahsa Rami

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2012, Pages 43-47

    According to statistics released by agricultural insurance fund (AIF) less than 4 million acres out of 90 million acres has been covered by Pastures Insurance. This observation along with several facts motivated authors to study possible barriers which Pastures Insurance has been encountered in ...  Read More