Abbreviation: J. Agric. Ext. Rural Dev
Start Year: 2009
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DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2016. 0787[Article Number: C0F9F7861997]
Extension service of the land grant university system is often the first source of public information for emerging soil amendments such as biochar. Biochar is a charcoal product made by heating plant biomass via pyrolysis and is increasingly marketed as an organic soil amendment. As energy-producing pyrolysis industries expand, there is increasing opportunity to utilize locally produced biochar for its potential value... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2016.0804[Article Number: 4298A3861999]
Unemployment of graduates is a challenging problem in Africa, and it is aggravated by many factors such as population growth, mismatch between curriculum and employer needs, and lack of evidence-based policy making. In this context, the objectives of the present study are twofold. First, the aim is to identify key characteristics influencing labor market participation of graduates from agricultural higher education in... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2016.0822[Article Number: 1EC78CE61685]
Malawi adopted a pluralistic, demand-driven and decentralised agricultural extension system in 2000, following a political change from one party to a multiparty democratic system of government. This was followed by the introduction of a district agricultural extension services system (DAESS) as a way of facilitating the implementation of the pluralistic, demand-driven and decentralised agricultural extension policy.... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2015.0695[Article Number: 46CA52E61689]
Informal transfer of information among vegetable growers in Khartoum State, Sudan was investigated through a cross-sectional survey with 120 growers from six typical vegetable production villages (20 growers from each each) in peri-urban Omdurman (2 villages) and Eastern Nile locality (4 villages). The focus was on inventor growers (72, 60%) employing their information, skills and experience exchange to improve and... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2016.0768[Article Number: 3E9DF0D61693]
Yilmana Densa is one of the potential wheat growing District in West Gojam Zone, but the level of adoption is not studied for the last 15 years and a number of farmers are still using local varieties which are known for their low yield and disease susceptibility. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to identify potential factors affecting adoption of improved bread wheat variety, using the logistic regression... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2016.0800[Article Number: 685C8C561697]
This study assessed farmers’ perception and adaptation options to climate change in six kebeles selected from different agro-ecological zones of Dire Dawa Administration, eastern Ethiopia. Data for the study were collected from 171 respondents selected through multi-stage sampling technique. Descriptive statistics were employed to assess climate change perception differentials among gender, social groups and... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2016.0806[Article Number: 06BEF6C61226]
In order to increase the effectiveness of extension services, the government of Uganda adopted a farmer driven extension approach in 2001. In this approach, the government contracts out the extension services to the agribusiness enterprises that provide the services to the farmers at a fee. This study aimed at finding out whether farmers’ trust and perception on this arrangement influences the effectiveness of... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2016.0808[Article Number: 8D3262261234]
Effective extension services are essential to provide farmers with skills and knowledge to manage pests and diseases. These services are provided by government agencies, non-governmental organisations, community based organisations as well as various actors in the private sector. Plantwise aims to help farmers lose less of their crops to pests and diseases, through among other strategies, the establishment of networks... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2016.0790[Article Number: B3BFAE460423]
Participatory evaluation of Queen Rearing using splitting technique (SQRT) at Ginnir District of Bale Zone, South-eastern Ethiopia was conducted from 2013 to 2014. Two Beekeepers Research Group (BRG) each having 10 beekeepers were established at two sites, Ebisa and Kebena. Beekeepers were purposively selected based on their willingness, having bee colonies, indigenous knowledge of handling honeybee and trained on... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2016.0798[Article Number: B022EBA60425]
The effects and causes of climate change and variability have been a cause of controversy and debate for many years in many parts of the developing world. Perceptions vary about the effects and causes of climate change and variability. This study assessed smallholder farmers’ perceptions of climate variability and climate change adaptation in Bolero Community, Rumphi district in northern Malawi. Data were... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2016.0786[Article Number: 2A8AB3460427]
Ethiopian agriculture the back bone of the economy yet is characterized by small scale farming and experienced erratic rainfall as well as drought. The low produce can possibly grow through developing technology adoption and improved practices on the marginal farm lands. This study, therefore, examines the impact of wheat row planting technology adoption on small farms yield in Ofla Woreda, Southern zone of Tigrai, and... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2016.0796[Article Number: 1392E1F60003]
The main purpose of the study was to investigate the preference of information sources by the fish farmers with the reasons for such preference. Data were collected from seventy (70) randomly selected fish farmers (out of 350) from two villages of Kumargata union of Muktagacha upazila under Mymensingh district. A pre-tested and structured interview schedule was used to collect data during the period of 5 to 21 March,... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2016.0785[Article Number: 50A0B6460005]
This study examined staff perception of intranet in enhancing organizational communication in Nigeria Custom Service (NCS). Data were collected from 134 randomly selected respondents using a questionnaire. They were management staff (7.5%), senior staff (41.8%) and junior staff (50.7%). Their age was distributed as 44.8% (18 to 35 years) and 55.2% (36 to 58 years). With regards to computer literacy, 91.8% were computer... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2016.0780[Article Number: D80D19F60007]
For smallholder livestock farmers to benefit from their livestock, they need to fully participate in the market. This study identifies the determinants of market participation by smallholder livestock farmers in Botswana. The study used data collected from 132 smallholder livestock farmers in Kweneng West in 2007. A logit model was used to identify factors that determine whether smallholder farmers will participate in... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2015.0741[Article Number: 0B3AA3860009]
A survey targeting smallholder households was carried out in Mumbuni and Ndovoini sub-locations in the semi arid Makueni County, Kenya, to identify agroforestry types and practices and their level of adoption and socio-economic factors influencing adoption of agroforestry. The study involved a survey of 234 households using a structured questionnaire. The collected data was subjected to descriptive statistical analysis... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2016.0771[Article Number: 812185C59463]
Mushroom value chain analysis was conducted in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In rural areas of Ethiopia eating mushroom is a common practice in traditional way.The objective of the study was to measure the amount of value added along the chain. Primary and secondary data were collected from 120 producers, 5 traders, 8 spawn suppliers, 6 supermarkets, 7 hotels and restaurants and 40 end users. For analysis descriptive and... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2016.0788[Article Number: 6A70B8059465]
Lack of dietary diversity is a key causal factor of malnutrition in Burkina Faso because the population consumes mostly cereals crops. Nutrient‐dense traditional African vegetables provide an excellent means to complement cereal staples for better nutrition, in particular for women and children, as well as for income generation. This study characterized the production of traditional African vegetables in Burkina Faso... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2015.0740[Article Number: B2380AE59467]
Farmer groups are important socioeconomic safety nets for rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa. They provide mutual support to farmers through collective action to enhance improvement of livelihoods. These groups have been increasing in number in the post liberalization period in East Africa. However, it is not clear how these groups’ organizational arrangements have been changing over time, and the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2016.0769[Article Number: 653ED8E59128]
Weather Index-based Crop Insurance (WII) scheme have been introduced as an innovative way of mitigating downside risk effects, especially for smallholder farmers in developing countries. The uptake and effectiveness of such a scheme, especially in Kenya is not well documented. A stratified random sampling procedure was employed to get a representative sample of 330 smallholder farm households. This paper uses a... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2014.0651[Article Number: 303A6B559132]
Information on determinants of climate change adaptation strategies in Oke-ogun area, the food basket of South western Nigeria is scarce. Determinants of adaptation strategies to climate change among food crop farmers in Oke-Ogun area of Oyo State were therefore assessed. Multistage sampling procedure was used to select 160 food crop farmers, and data were collected through a well-structured interview schedule.... Read more.
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