Agricultural Extension
1. Impact of Farmer Field Schools on Farmer`s Adoption of Wheat Production Technical Packages in Gezira Scheme, Sudan

Ahmed Mirghani Abdel Rahman; Wisal Abd Ebrahim Babiker Mohammed

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, Pages 1-6

  The main objective of this study was to assess the impact of farmer field schools on adoption of technical packages of wheat production in Gezira Scheme, Sudan. Field survey was used to collect data from 50 FFS-participants of two schools (25 from each school), and also equal number from Non-FFS participants ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
2. Analysis of Farm Management Extension Services Performed by Extension Agents of Agricultural Development Projects in Southwest Nigeria

Rashid Adisa; Mudashir Mustapha; Kayode Balogun; Hussein Ibrahim; Waliyat Oloyede

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, Pages 7-15

  The study analyzed farm management extension services (FMESs) performed by the extension agents of Agricultural Development Projects in South West Nigeria. Study representatives were sampled randomly from Oyo ADP, Osun ADP and Ekiti ADP, making a 50% representation of the South-West. A proportionate ...  Read More

Agricultural Education
3. Designing the Structural Equation Model of Agricultural Entrepreneurship Development in Rural Areas of Iran (Case Study: Villages of Marvdasht County)

Mahdi Rahmaninkoshkaki; Yaghoub Zarei

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, Pages 17-27

  The main purpose of this descriptive-correlative study was to design the structural equation model of agricultural entrepreneurship development in villages of Kamfiruz district, Marvdasht County in Iran. The population of the study consisted of all 3106 families of 20 villages. According to the Bartlett ...  Read More

Information Technology in Agriculture
4. Smallholder Farmers' Access and Use of Scientific Climatic Forecast Information in Mt. Elgon Region, Eastern Uganda

Narisi Mubangizi; Florence Birungi Kyazze; Paul Isolo Mukwaya

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, Pages 29-42

  Proper use of climatic forecast information in planning and implementing agricultural activities is critical for the improvement of the wellbeing of smallholder farmers whose livelihoods depend on rain-fed agriculture. This study employed a descriptive cross-sectional design involving 12 focus group ...  Read More

Rural and Agricultural Sociology
5. Livelihood assessment of the fish farmers converted from agricultural farming in selected areas of Mymensingh district, Bangladesh

Md. Touhidur Rahman; Md. Asaduzzaman; Shahali Shahana Mitul; Md. Islam; Limon Deb

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, Pages 43-48

  The study was undertaken to determine the socio-economic impact on agricultural farmers converted to fish farmers of Muktagachha Upazila in Mymensingh district. Questionnaire survey method was followed to collect data from the sample farmers. From the survey it was found that all 30 fishermen were male. ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
6. Analysis Gender Role and Factors Affecting Soil and Water Conservation Adoption in Kersa Districts of Eastern Hararghe Zone, Ethiopia: The Case of Fanya Juu, Soil and Stone Bund Measure

Jafer Mume Ahmed

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, Pages 49-58

  Soil conservation is the only known way to protect the productive land. In country like Ethiopia, where droughts and floods cause food scarcity problem, soil and water conservation not only increases crop yield, but also prevents further deterioration of land. Soil and water conservation preserve soil ...  Read More

Agricultural Extension
7. Constraints and Adoption of Practices in poultry production in the Northern Agricultural Zone of Delta State, Nigeria

Ajieh Chuks; C. O Oyibojoba

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, Pages 59-63

  This study examined constraints and adoption in poultry production in the Northern Agricultural Zone of Delta State, Nigeria. A sample size of 80 respondents comprising of supervisors of selected farms was used for the study. Data were collected in March 2017 through the use of a structured and validated ...  Read More