Agricultural Extension
1. Mapping of Agricultural Information Flows for Yam Minisett Technology in Delta State, Nigeria

Agbamu Joseph; Ozor Augustine; Ajieh Chuks

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2015, Pages 145-151

  ABSTRACTThis study examined information flow on minisett technology among yam farmers in Delta State, Nigeria. A sample size of 180 respondents was involved in the study. Data were obtained from respondents of the study through the use of a validated interview schedule. Percentage, frequency count and ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
2. Assessing Organizational and Personnel Structure in Iranian Agricultural Extension System

Saeid Fealy Nahavand; Gholamreza Pezeshki Rad; Hassan Sadighi; Esmaeil Shahbazi; Seyed Javad Ghoraishi Abhari

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2015, Pages 153-160

  AbstractThe purpose of this study was to assess organizational and personnel structure in Iranian Agriculture Extension System (IAES). The research instrument was a structural questionnaire including close-ended questions which its validity and reliability was confirmed by using expert panel and Cranach’s ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
3. Challenges of Agroforestry Systems’ Adoption by Farmers in the North Central Zone of Nigeria

Saliu J.; Oluwagbemi T.; Ifatimehin O.

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2015, Pages 161-169

  AbstractThe challenges of agroforestry systems’ adoption by farmers in the North central zone of Nigeria, was carried out to address the following objectives; find out the perception of farmers on agroforestry technologies, identify the adoption level and ascertain why farmers discontinue agroforestry ...  Read More

Agricultural Education
4. 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

Agricultural Education
5. Analyzing Attitude of Rural Cooperatives Managers in Khouzestan Province toward Electronic Commerce

Elahe Kiani; Azadeh N. Noorivandi

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2015, Pages 179-185

  The purpose of this research was analyzing attitude of rural cooperatives managers in Khouzestan province toward electronic commerce, Iran. The research method was correlative descriptive. The population of this study included rural cooperatives managers in Khuzestan province. The total number of members ...  Read More

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

Solieman Rasouliazar; Anvar Kordi; Loghman Rashidpour

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

  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

Rural and Agricultural Sociology
7. 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

  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

Adult Education
8. Pre-Service Agricultural Education Programmes: Do They Impact on The Teaching of Agriculture In Secondary Schools? Case of Zimbabwe

Christopher Gadzirayi; Bart Muropa

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2015, Pages 203-209

  There are no known studies that have been conducted focusing on the congruency or discrepancy of pre service agricultural education programmes in relation to secondary school agriculture teaching in Zimbabwe. The purpose of this study was therefore to make a qualitative investigation on the contribution ...  Read More