Journal of
Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

  • Abbreviation: J. Agric. Ext. Rural Dev
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2170
  • DOI: 10.5897/JAERD
  • Start Year: 2009

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Investigating the System Innovation of Rice Production in North Western Tigray, Ethiopia.

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A study of the different bio-material dimension (hardware), social dimension (orgware), and symbolic dimension (software) that influences production is useful to foster the adoption of new technologies and reduce food insecurity. This research assesses the potential for system innovation of rice production in Tselemti district, Ethiopia. A multistage sampling technique was employed to select 150 households for the study....

Author(s):Hadush Hagos, Eric Ndemo, Jemal Yousuf

Benefits, barriers, challenges and requirements for the application of digital technologies in agricultural extension in selected regions in Ghana: Perspectives from extension agents.

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The application of digital technologies in agriculture is noted for effectively contributing to sustaining agri-food systems for improved food and nutrition security the world over. However, the adoption of these innovations in agricultural extension system is low in developing countries. The current study sought to examine the benefits, barriers, challenges, and requirements for deploying digital technologies in...

Author(s):John Kwesi Ocran, Isaac Kwasi Asante, Enoch Teye Kwao Ametepey

Performance evaluation of three selected dryland maize cultivars under different agronomic practices in the Amahlathi Local Municipality, Amathole district, Eastern Cape. A synergetic approach

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Despite the availability of high numbers of genetic improved maize cultivars, farmers in the Amahlathi Local Municipality (ALM), Frequently grow locally available and cheap cultivars due to financial constraints and lack of agronomic skills and knowledge, resulting in low maize productivity. Hence, the on-farm experiment was conducted at Donqaba village to evaluate the performance of three selected dryland maize cultivars,...

Author(s):Azile Dumani, Simphiwe Mhlontlo, Sibongiseni Silwana, Tembakazi. T. Silwana,Awonke Sonandi

Assessment of grain storage structures, pests and their management practices in Lesotho.

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A survey was conducted among 218 farmers in 8 of the 10 districts of Lesotho. Data collection was conducted using a structured questionnaire uploaded on KOBO data collection software and it was also used for data analysis of descriptive statistics. Microsoft Excel was used to construct tables and chats while Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to determine the relationship between selected dependent...

Author(s):Pitso Victor Masupha, Mothusi Thai and Mamoipone Magret Sebitia

Pre-extension Demonstration and Evaluation of Maize (zea mays l.) -Haricot bean (phaseolus vulgaris l.) Intercropping Practices in Midlands of Guji zone, Southern Oromia, Ethiopia

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Intercropping is the instantaneous cultivation of two or more crops in both space and time. The demonstration was carried out during the main rainy season of 2019/20 in the Adola Rede and Odo Shakiso districts of Guji Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia with the objectives of evaluating yield performance and cost-benefit ratio of maize-haricot bean intercropping practices under farmers’ condition and assessing farmers’ and others...

Author(s):Girma Amare, Basha Kebede, Dembi Korji

Woody perennial-based farming to reduce women workload in rural Ethiopia: a review.

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This comprehensive literature review critically examines the significant potential of agroforestry in alleviating the workload of rural women in Ethiopia. By providing essential resources such as firewood, fodder, and non-timber forest products (NTFPs), agroforestry presents a promising solution to reduce the burden on women in rural areas. The review underscores the positive impact of agroforestry practices on rural women...

Author(s):Aynalem Gochera

E-Extension : A new paradigm in agriculture

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Agriculture extension in the 21st century has evolved to embrace e-learning as a sustainable and dynamic approach to agriculture didactics. The emerging reforms and changes in technology explicitly indicate that traditional agriculture research and extension system are no longer sustainable. A study carried in uMguza district of Matabeleland North province in Zimbabwe used qualitative methods to establish the use of...

Author(s):Boart Sibanda, Christopher Ndlovu, Onius Mtetwa, and Nhlanhla Moyo

Analysis Of Factors Influencing Work Motivation Among Extension Agents In The Kano Agricultural Development Programme (Adp)

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The study analyzed the factors influencing the level of work motivation among extension agents in Kano. A multistage sampling technique was used to select extension agents and primary data were collected using structured questionnaires. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics (ordered logit regression). Findings revealed that male extension agents dominated the majority (82.35%) of extension...

Author(s):Z. A. Abdullahi, A. Abdullahi, and A. Sulieman

Socio-Economics Analysis and Poverty Status of Artisanal Fishing Household Production in Ogun Waterside Local Government Area of Ogun State

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This study assessed the economic analysis of artisanal fishing household production in Ogun waterside. Three fishing communities were purposively selected which are: Agbalegiyo (26), Ilamo (22) and Iwopin (37) making a total of 85 fishing households. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics and chi-square. Results revealed that majority of the fishers were male (85.9%). The mean age, household size, and monthly...

Author(s):Oyetade, O. P., Bamidele, N. A., Ojebiyi, W. G., Akinde, A. O., Olaitan, K. A ,Ale, O. A.

Pre-extension demonstration and evaluation of Oat Forage Technologies in selected districts of West Hararghe Zone, Oromia National regional State

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The study was conducted at Habro, Chiro and Tullo districts of West Hararghe zone in 2020/2021 cropping season with the objectives to evaluate the performance of Oat forage under farmer’s condition, to create awareness and linkage among different stake holders and to collect farmers’ feedback on its production and management. From each location; 4 farmers and 1FTC; totally 12 farmers & 3 FTCs were selected. Bareda oat...

Author(s):Adem Hirpo, Gemechu Terefe, Fekede Gemechu, Nimona Sime and Tamirat Dinkala

Improving Smallholder Farmers’ Participation in Certified Coffee Value Chain: Challenges to Effective Implementation of C.A.F.E Practices Certification Scheme in Mbinga District.

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This study was conducted to evaluate challenges of improving participation and adoption of Coffee and Farmer Equity (C.A.F.E) Practices to coffee growers side in Mbinga District, Tanzania. The sample size constituted 188 respondents selected from smallholder farmers members of KIMULI AMCOS. Survey, focused dialogues, interviews with key informants and non-participant observation were used to collect data from the...

Author(s):Makangila S. Salum and Kyaruzi A. Ahmad

Determinants of farmers’ adoption intensity of climate adaptation strategies in the Karat Zuria Woreda, Konso Zone, Southern Ethiopia

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Main objective of this study was to identify the determinant factors that influence farmers’ intensity of adoption of climate adaptation strategies in the Karat Zuria Woreda, Konso Zone, Ethiopia. The totals of 153 farmers from three kebeles were randomly selected for this study. Qualitative data were collected using semi-structured questionnaire survey. Two limit tobit regression model was employed to analyze the data on...

Author(s):Gelgelo Orkaido Gelgelo no [email protected] Ethiopia

Context of Communication Between Extension Officers and Farmers in Adoption of Irish Potato Farming Innovations in Meru County, Kenya

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The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of context of communication between extension officers and farmers on the adoption of Irish potato farming innovations in Kibirichia Ward, Meru County. The problem of the study was that little or no research has been conducted on context of communication between extension officers and farmers in adoption of Irish potato farming in Meru County, hence a gap that demands...

Author(s):Kinya Kathure Kigatiira

Beekeeping management practices for sustainable honey production in Osun state, Nigeria

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The study examined the involvement of beekeepers in beekeeping management practices in Osun State and described the beekeepers’ demographic characteristics, as well as the constraints associated with beekeeping management practices among others. A multi-stage sampling procedure was used to select 240 respondents from the three Osun state agricultural development program zones “OSSADEP” namely Iwo, Ife-Ijesa and Osogbo. The...

Author(s):S. P. Falade and F.O. Adereti

Use of Climate-Smart Agriculture Practices and Smallholder Farmer Market Participation in Central Malawi

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In the past few decades, climate-smart agriculture (CSA) has been promoted to improve food security and raise incomes as a strategy for sustainable agricultural development. The adoption rates among smallholder farmers, particularly in Africa, remain low and have varied in different contexts. This study investigated the market participation spillover effects from the adoption of CSA practices in central Malawi using the...

Author(s):Mirriam Matita Lilongwe, Ephraim Wadonda Chirwa, David Eddings Zingwe, Jacob Mazalale

Time is not always Money: A preliminary study on socially sustainable strategies banana xanthomonas wilt (BXW) mitigation efforts in Mbarara region Uganda

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Following the Ugandan government’s announcement in 2016 that banana xanthomonas wilt (BXW) disease was under control, national-level anti-BXW support dwindled to the point of leaving farmers effectively on their own to continue controlling it. This qualitative case study utilizes data from group and individual interviews, as well as observational walkthroughs of plantations, in one of the previously hardest-hit BXW regions...

Author(s):Julia Bello-Bravo, Frederick Muyodi, Rosemary Nalwanga, Caroline Maria Nakafeero, Frolence RUbagumisa Rutechura

Socioeconomic Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic and the Ethiopian Responses: A Review Article

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This article examines the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 and Ethiopia's response to the pandemic from its emergency to yet. This pandemic is a major pandemic for affected individuals, both locally and nationally. The COVID-19 pandemic is causing significant loss of revenue and remittances in many countries, especially in Ethiopia. It certainly brings to mind the problems of covand-19 in other African countries. Ethiopia...

Author(s):Benti Tafesse

Marketing of dairy goat products in Kenya: A survey of the dairy products in selected supermarkets in Nyeri, Meru and Kiambu Counties

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Dairy goat farming is a significant source of income, particularly for low-income families. However, 75% of the dairy goat products business is still unorganized in Kenya, making its marketing difficult. This study surveyed dairy products in selected supermarkets in Nyeri, Meru and Kiambu Counties. The purpose was to identify the types of dairy products sold in supermarkets, the sales preferences, reasons for stocking and...

Author(s):Eucabeth Majiwa, Geoffrey Otieno and Caroline Ngugi

Determinants Of Food Insecurity And Coping Strategies: Evidence From Hababo Guduru District, Oromia, Ethiopia

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The vital objectives of the study were to assess the food security status, to assess the primary factors that decide food security, and to survey the method for dealing with hardship or stress utilized by powerless families of Hababo Guduru by alluring basic enlightening insights. For this study, a multi-stage examining strategy was utilized to pick test families. The 60 families were designated from two specific kebeles....

Author(s):Chimdessa Boja Fufa

Factors of Migration in Garhwal Division of Uttarakhand

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Migration in India is both a historical and present phenomenon. People have always moved in search of work, in response to environmental shocks and stresses, to escape religious persecution and political conflict. Uttarakhand is facing a very big problem of migration from hill to plains not from now but from a long time before. The poor status of agriculture, absence of industries and other sources of income and employment...

Author(s):Ajay Mamgain, Dr. Kiran Rana

Socio-Economic factors influencing income from maize production in Kiryandongo district, Uganda

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Many smallholder farmers produce maize for both consumption and income purposes. Despite the role played by maize, its income is low especially in the developing countries. In order to increase its farm income, it was necessary to have the knowledge on the factors influencing income from maize production. This study therefore determined the socio-economic factors influencing income from maize production. Data were...

Author(s):Midamba Dick Chune

Impact of Rural-Urban Migration on Crop-Producing Households' Technical Efficiency in Gurage Zone, Ethiopia.

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This study looked at crop-producing households' technical efficiency and the implications of rural-to-urban migration on it in the Gurage Zone of Ethiopia. The data were obtained from 384 randomly selected rural households and analyzed using the Stochastic Frontier and Propensity Score Matching Models. According to the findings, non-migrant households, migrant-sending households, and whole samples had mean technical...

Author(s):Mesfin Agza, Bamlaku Alamirew, Admasu Shibru

Socioeconomic Characteristics of Small holder Farmers and Compatibility with GLOBALGAP requirements for French Beans Production in Kenya

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Global Good Agricultural Practices (GLOBALGAP) are a set of guidelines on food safety and quality, environmental practices, farm workers safety and health-care practices that farmers who produce fruits and vegetables for export to western countries are supposed to comply with. Studies have not been conducted to investigate how these guidelines resonate with the socioeconomic characteristics of smallholder farmers yet these...

Author(s):Mwangi James Muhuni

Pre-extension demonstration of maize (Zea mays L.) - haricot bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) intercropping practices in Midlands of Guji Zone, Southern Oromia, Ethiopia

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Intercropping is the simultaneous cultivation of two or more crops in both space and time. The study was done during the main rainy season of 2019 in the Adola Rede and Odo Shakiso districts of Guji Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia. The study’s objectives included evaluating yield output and cost-benefit ratio of maize-haricot bean intercropping practices under farmers’ condition and assessing farmers’ and others stakeholders’...

Author(s):Girma Amare, Basha Kebede and Dembi Korji

Youth and Agriculture in the Rural Ethiopia: Challenges and prospects in Focus.

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The study set out to understand the challenges and prospects of the youth who engaged in agriculture in the rural Ethiopia. The study also tried to understand the socio-economic conditions of youth, youths’ perception of agriculture, and pull and push factors to and away from agriculture. To this end, a qualitative research approach was employed to collect and analyze data relevant to meet the study objectives. In-depth...

Author(s):Dagnachew Degif

Responses of smallholder farmers on sorghum production preferences and constraints in the Upper East Region of Ghana.

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In spite of several strategies implemented to improve sorghum production in Ghana, average grain yield in farmers’ fields remains low and far below the estimated potential. The development of effective strategies requires continuous, in-depth understanding of production constraints as well as farmer preferences for crop traits. To this end, a participatory rural appraisal using focus group discussions, interviews with...

Author(s):Elaine Azu, Wilfred Elegba, Abigail Tweneboah Asare, Precious Kwaku Blege, Harry Mensah Amoatey and Eric Yirenkyi Danquah

Effectiveness and limitations of the recently adopted acaricide application methods in tick control on dairy farms in south-western Uganda

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In Uganda, control of ticks and tick-borne diseases (TTBDs) largely depends on the use of chemicals applied using different methods. This cross-sectional study assessed 17 factors to determine the effectiveness and limitations in the use of the recently adopted acaricide application methods on dairy cattle farms in south-western Uganda. The average annual morbidity and mortality due to tick-borne diseases were 42.6% and...

Author(s):Irene Mbatidde, Andrew Wange Bugenyi, Jemimmah Natuhwera, Gershom Tugume and Halid Kirunda

Extrapolating technology from research plots to commercial scale and challenges involved – Case study of plantain macro-propagation technique

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Commercialization of research technologies and innovations by Research Institutes is being intensified due to declining government funding for research and dwindling donor inflows. Lack of quality planting materials continues to be a major challenge in the production of plantains. CSIR-Crops Research Institute signed a three-year contract with a private company to supply quality plantain plantlets using the...

Author(s):Adjei A.E. E.N. Tetteh, S. Darkey, B. MDzomeku, P. Mintah and M. Anti

Farming Methods and the Livelihood Outcomes of Women in Eastern Uganda

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Farming methods are closely linked to livelihood outcomes of women. The techniques of farming and the manner in which they are applied affects realization of livelihood outcomes. Even though rural women aim at attaining positive outcomes, their efforts are jeopardized by farming practices. This situation is exacerbated by gender disparities in knowledge and skills, inadequate access to productive resources and power...

Author(s):Flavia Amayo, Irene L. Akidi, Robert Senath Esuruku, Phyllis Kaptui

Factors influencing farmer choices of use of shade trees in coffee fields around Mount Elgon, Eastern Uganda

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The debate on integration of shade trees on farmers’ fields is lately becoming pronounced due to the increasing land fragmentation, particularly in the highlands where the number of trees on farm is reducing drastically. In these farmlands, the choice of shade trees is the result of complex farmers’ analysis and valuation of tradeoffs between the increasing productivity, socioeconomic and environmental benefits that they...

Author(s):Sebuliba Esther, Prossy isubikalu, Majaliwa mwanjalolo, Harriet Kebirungi, Anthony Egeru

Adaptation of Climate Smart Agricultural Practices Among Small Scale Farmers Of Kurfa Chele District, East Hararghe Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia.

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Climate variability and change has caused instability in production and decline in productivity exacerbating food insecurity particularly in Latin America, Africa including Ethiopia and some parts of Asia. The magnitude and frequency of extreme climatic events is projected to increase. The effects of these climatic changes will become even more pronounced among small scale farmers whose farming activities are weather...

Author(s):Suleymen Abdureman Omer, Nuradin Abdi Hassen

On-farm Evaluation and Pre-Scaling up of Improved Finger Millet Technologies under rainfed Condition in Western Oromia, Ethiopia: A case of East Wollega Zone, Ethiopia

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The average yield of finger millet is low in Ethiopia, specifically in Western Oromia due to different production constraints such as limited availability of improved varieties, lack of formal seed delivery system, and limited adoption of the available technologies. To this, BARC in collaboration with AGP-II conducted the pre-scale up and popularized full packaged improved finger millet varieties in cluster approach at...

Author(s):Hailu Feyis Tasisa, Chemada Brihanu Chela, Dagnachew Lule, Kebede Dessalegn Lemu

Effect of Bioslurry effluent on growth, biological yield and nutritional content of Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris L.)

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Swiss chard is amongst the widely cultivated green leafy vegetables that play a significant role in alleviation of food insecurity and malnutrition in South Africa. Greenhouse experiments were conducted to evaluate the effect of Bioslurry effluent on growth, biological yield and nutrient content of Swiss chard. Two cultivars of Swiss chard (Fordhook giant and Star 1801) were planted in 10 plots of 4.5 m² using sand...

Author(s):Azile Dumani, , Tembakazi T Silwana, Babalwa Mpambani, Retief P Celliers and Mongezi M Mbangcolo

Determinants of Rural Youth Unemloyment: The Case of Essera Districts, Dawro Zone, Southen Ethiopia

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The prevalence of youth unemployment is one of the socio- economic problems facing Ethiopia in general and study area in particular, where the youth faces severe challenge in getting work. But, the issue of unemployment in the area and the youth unemployment especially in the rural areas so far was not well assessed. In light of this problem, this study is conducted with an objective of assessing the determinants of rural...

Author(s): Tekilu Tadesse, Efrem Ayisa Adeko

Pre-extension demonstration of maize (Zea mays L.) -haricot bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) intercropping practices in Midlands of Guji Zone, Southern Oromia, Ethiopia

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Intercropping is the simultaneous cultivation of two or more crops in both space and time. The activity took place during the main rainy season of 2019 in the Adola Rede and Odo Shakiso districts of Guji Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia. The demonstration Objectives included evaluating yield output and cost-benefit ratio of maize-haricot bean intercropping practices under farmers’ condition and assessing farmers’ and others...

Author(s):Girma Amare, Basha Kebede and Dembi Korji

Analysis of the Challenges Faced by Women Members of Agricultural Sector Cooperatives in Southeast Nigeria

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This study uses structural equation modelling (SEM) and path diagram techniques to examine challenges faced by women in the agricultural sector cooperatives in Southeast Nigeria. The data are from a cross-section survey of randomly selected women cooperative members. Results suggest that women with poor economic status are less likely to have access to improved technology, labour, off-farm employment, and improved...

Author(s):Chukwujekwu A. Obianefo, Ogonna O. Osuafor, and John N. Ng’ombe

Statistical Association between Rural Households’ Poverty, Livelihoods and Agricultural Extension Services: The Case of Jimma Geneti Woreda, Ethiopia

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This study was conducted in rural villages of Ethiopia. It aimed to analyze the statistical association between rural multidimensional poverty, livelihoods, and access to agricultural extension services. A cross-sectional household-level primary data were collected from 387 samples. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. Results show that no statistical significance differences between...

Author(s):Tariku Kassa Ambaye , Abrham Siyoum Tsehay and Alemseged Gerezgiher Hailu

Understanding Factors Affecting Tomato Productivity of Smallholder Farmers in Guto Gida and Bako Tibe Districts, Oromia, Ethiopia

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Tomato is one of the most important fruit vegetable crops in Ethiopia supporting the livelihood and improving the economic life of many farmers in the country. Despite the importance of the crop, the productivity of crop is low due to poor production management factors such as limitation on availability of pesticides and fungicides, limitation to access information, market fluctuation, and shelf life of the crop. The study...

Author(s):Kifle Degefa, Getachew Biru and Galmesa Abebe

Factors Influencing Community Participation in Irrigation Projects in Geita District, Geita Region, Tanzania

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The factors that have the most significant influence on community participation need to be determined and strengthened, if enhanced community participation in irrigation projects is to be achieved. Despite the good intentions of the government of Tanzania to adopt community participation as a necessary condition in implementation of agricultural development projects, failure of irrigation projects remains a problem...

Author(s):January Raphael Bikuba and Kim Abel Kayunze Geita District Council, Geita, Tanzania

Do social action funds (safs) empower communities in the recovery of their livelihoods? A case study of uganda’s northern uganda social action fund (nusaf).

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Violent conflicts have been a pervasive featurein many developing countries especially in Africa leading to destruction of people’s lives and livelihoods. In Northern Uganda, the war between the Government forces and the Lord’sResistance Army (LRA) led to devastating impacts on peoples’ lives and livelihoods.In order to restore the peoples’ livelihoods in the war affected Northern Uganda, the Government of Uganda...

Author(s):Emmy Wassajja, Regina Birner

A Framework for Analyzing the Performance of Integrated Livelihood Programs that Contribute to Food Security and Income in Developing Countries

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The first need for this study arises because thisCentury has marked a significant evolution of program development and project management. Hence, project and program management have gradually transformed overtime from just management techniques to an overall complex system involving systematic methods, attitudes, values and opinions. It has been observed that Governance and Organizational thinking through program and...

Author(s):Emmy Wassajja, Regina Birner

Opportunities and Challenges Experienced by Smallholder Farmers in Using Climate Smart Agriculture to Adapt Climate Variability and Change in Kilosa District, Tanzania

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This study assessed opportunities and challenges experienced by smallholder farmers in using/adopting climate smart agriculture to adapt to climate change and variability in Kilosa district, Tanzania. The main objective of this study was to establish adoption level of climate smart agriculture practices and its contribution in enhancing crop production and adaptive capacity in improving food security among smallholder...

Author(s):Zacharia Silas, Patrick Ndaki

Determinants of farmers’ choices of adaptation strategies to climate change: the case of Guangua district of Awi zone, Amhara national regional state, northwestern, Ethiopia.

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Climate change is aggravates floods, drought, crop pests and diseases which has higher impact on agricultural production. The main objective of study is to assess the determinants of farmers’ choices of adaptation strategies to climate change. Primary and secondary data were used. A Multistage sampling technique was used. The total of 196 sampled households were selected randomly and proportional size to each...

Author(s):Ayalnesh Belay, Mohammed Aman, Jamma Haji

Evaluation of tillage practices on selected soil chemical properties, maize yield and net return in O.R Tambo District, South Africa

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The costs of maize production per ha in the Eastern Cape Province are escalating due to an increase in mechanisation and input costs. Conservation agriculture (CA) has been identified as one the systems that can reduce costs of production and improve maize productivity. Most famers in the district still require tangible evidence on the benefits and impacts of minimal soil disturbance. Hence it was necessary to conduct this...

Author(s):Mxolisi Mtyobile

Farmers’ Awareness And Attitude Towards Entertainment

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This study was undertaken to assess the awareness and attitude of farmers to Entertainment Education (EE) in Anambra State. Farmers’ socioeconomic characteristics, identification of Entertainment Education strategies, ascertaining the farmers’ knowledge and attitude were examined in this study. REPHRAISE Simple random sampling was used to select a total of a hundred (100) respondents. The interview schedule was used...

Author(s):Gbughemobi Blessing Obiagaeli, Meludu Nkiru Theresa, Okoye Chika Evelyn

Social economic determinants of cassava commercialization in Busia County of Kenya

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Cassava (Manihot esculenta) remains an important root crop that is consumed by more than 400 million people in the world. It is an important source of starch products and animal feeds. The crop has high a yield potential, can withstand pests and disease attack and harsh weather conditions and grows well even on poor soils throughout the year. Despite its importance, cassava is mainly grown for subsistence use especially in...

Author(s):Winfred Wambere Wangui and Eucabeth Majiwa

Determinants of smallholder farmers’ credit service utilization: The case of Omo microfinance in Mareka district, SNNPRS, Ethiopia

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Credit service utilization fills the gap of finance and improves agricultural technology use. However, limited use of credit enhances low level of living due to low productivity and income. The study was conducted to analyze smallholder farmers’ credit service utilization in case of Omo microfinance in Mareka District, Dawuro Zone, SNNPRS, Ethiopia. Multi-stage sampling technique was used to select 4 rural kebeles out of...

Author(s):Bezabih Babulo, Dereje Hamza and Mulugeta Gebeyehu

The perception of extension agents on factors influencing new technology adoption and innovation by small-scale resource-constrained farmers

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This study was conducted in Lower Gweru Communal area of Zimbabwe to determine the perceptions of extension agents on factors affecting small-scale resource-constrained farmers’ technology adoption and innovation processes. The effects of extension agents’ working conditions on the quality of service delivery to farmers were also investigated. Data were collected by means of semi-structured interviews conducted with...

Author(s):Tirivashe Phillip Masere and Steven Worth

Perception of Farmers’ on Soil Fertility Problems and Replenishment Technologies in the North Rift Region of Kenya.

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This paper investigates the farmers’ perception on soil fertility replenishment technologies in the North Rift Region of Kenya. A survey was conducted in Trans Nzoia and Uasin Gishu counties of the North Rift Region of Kenya. A total of 108 respondents were interviewed. A two stage random sampling technique was employed in the study. In the first stage, farmer groups growing maize as the main crop were selected. The...

Author(s):Margaret A. Osundwa, Earnest Saina, Caleb Othieno

Diversifying Income Generation Progression Opportunities for Small-scale Rural Farmers in Kano State: the Impact of Fadama III Project

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This analysis evaluates the effect of FADAMA III undertakings on the recipients' income nexus in Kano State. A survey of 500 respondents was made utilizing stratified sampling method and the information was gathered utilizing organized poll between June and September 2019. Statistical analysis including tables and diagrams were utilized for analyzing the results. The discoveries that over 70% of the recipients have had...

Author(s):Nura Ali and Shafa’atu Bello Habib

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